Blackheath & Charlton Baptist Church

The church traces its origins back to 1863 when eight residents of Blackheath asked Charles Haddon Spurgeon of the Metropolitan Tebernacle for permission to start a separate fellowship in this area.

About this church

The original church building (on the opposite side of Shooters Hill Road) was soon outgrown and the present building built. This was originally a rural area with only a few houses near the church, and we recognise the vision and sacrifice of our forefathers and are determined to follow their example as we look to the future.

The church is a large building completed in 1905, originally with a gallery. During 1976-7, the gallery was joined with a floor to construct a worship area at first floor level, capable of holding 200 people, and reached by stairs or by a lift. Currently comfortable chairs are now in use.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

Our Lady of Grace

The parish began in a Regency house, once home to Baron Sir William Congreve, the father of modern rocket technology.

St Luke

Mentioned as early as 1077, the present church was built with funds left by Charlton House's owner Sir Adam Newton. Spencer Perceval is buried here.

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