Our History

 

On 2 December 1979, in the home of George Pett, the Pett, Ballard, and the Rev. Howell Williams families met to form the Alconbury Independent Baptist Church. Services alternated between the Pett and Ballard family homes. On 6 January 1980 the church started meeting in the Village Hall in Little Stukeley. The church was formerly organized on the 27th of April 1980 with 16 charter members. 

 

In 1981 the church, needing more room, was able to meet at 33 Ermine Street, Little Stukeley. By the end of 1981 attendance was averaging just below 50 in the Sunday morning service.

 

During the latter part of 1982 the church got permission to extend the building and to move a portable building on the property.   Attendance grew to an average of 75 in the   Sunday morning service and in September the decision was made to look for new property. Mrs. Pennington offered the site at 37 Ermine Street, Little Stukeley. On 21 October 1984 the church voted to buy the property at 37 Ermine Street for 78,000.00. The portable building was moved to the new location and the morning worship attendance grew to 125.

 

In 1987 the church began the long road to build a church building on its property. In October 1988 ground breaking took place for the present building. Sunday Morning  attendance averaged 175. 1989 saw the completion of the auditorium and fellowship hall and a dedication prayer was made for the new building in April. Work then began on the Sunday school wing. 

 

With the bases cutting back, the attendance of the church declined to 110 by the end of 1991. Since then the church has seen attendance fluctuate but today the church averages about 40 in the morning worship service. 

 

We believe the best is yet to come! Please come and visit with us. A warm welcome awaits you.