Click Here For Full Size ImageWelcome to the Friston Baptist Chapel Website

About Friston Chapel

Worship at Friston

Service Times and Information

Forthcoming Visiting Preachers

Click Here To Read Our Current Neighbourhood Letter (PDF Document)

Download "Swift To Its Close" (Spiritual help from the Bible for the terminally ill) by Michael J Harley As web page or Download as PDF


Note: From 25th July, our (10.45am) morning and (1.15pm) afternoon services will be held in the chapel and relayed online, all other service will be held online via Zoom. If you would like to join with us for online worship, please contact us by email at

If you are intending to join with us for worship at the chapel, we would be most grateful if you could read this Covid guidance notice

January 1st 2021 Pastoral Letter to members and Friends

August 9th Pastoral Letter during Covid-19


About Friston Chapel
Friston Chapel is situated in a beautiful part of Suffolk between Leiston, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Snape. For directions of how to reach the chapel please visit the directions page and for more information on the location of Friston, please see this map. The church was established in 1831 and can seat a congregation of approximately 180 people. Our Pastor is Michael Harley and more information is provided on the Pastor's page.

Worship at Friston
Friston is an Independent Reformed Baptist Church where the Authorised Version of the scriptures is exclusively used in worship and preaching. We use Gospel Hymns as our main hymnal and worship is conducted in a reverent manner. During the afternoon service the children leave the service prior to the sermon to attend Sunday School.

Service Information

Lord's Day Services
10.45am Morning Worship Service
2.00pm Afternoon Worship Service and Sunday School N.B.: We have temporarily changed our afternoon service time to 1.15pm. We hope to re-open Sunday School soon, but Sunday School is temporarily suspended during covid.
We encourage visitors to bring a packed lunch and stay for fellowship between the services

Prayer and Bible Study
7.30pm Tuesday at the chapel

Recent additions to the website (see also "articles" page): Click here to download our June 2019 neighbourhood letter

Devotional comments on the Book of Proverbs (complete), the Book of Ecclesiastes (complete) and the Book of Job

The Authorised Version: The Noblest Monument of English Prose and Christian Devotion (PDF)
being a lecture given on behalf of the Trinitarian Bible Society, as part of the 400th anniversary of the 1611 translation, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge on Saturday, 22nd October 2011 at 3pm

A lecture given at the conference of the Protestant Reformed Fellowship at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford on 31st August 2011: Reflections upon the transmission of the Greek Text of the New Testament

Visiting Preachers


To make an enquiry regarding service times or arrangements, please contact us by email in the first instance.