• Essentials

    We meet each week
    in Darfield at 10:30 am and
    Glenroy Hall 2nd and 4th Sundays
    at 9 am. Map - see below.
  • Weekly Devotion

    Paul to add.

History

The Darfield Baptist Church is representative of over 140 years of Baptist’s living in and worshipping God and serving the community in the Malvern District. In the early days there were gatherings in Greendale, South Malvern (Whitecliffs), Sheffield, Kirwee and West Melton. Other services and Sunday Schools were also held in Hororata and Glenroy.

With the shifting population these various groups associated more and more under the umbrella of the Greendale Baptist Church. The first building at Greendale was next to the domain in 1873, but this was replaced in 1897 on the corner of Greendale Road and Adams Road. In 1976, after almost 80 years on that site, it was decided to relocate to Darfield. Darfield now represented the main centre of population and business and schooling in the district. While initially renamed Malvern Baptist Church, the church has been known as Darfield Baptist Church since 2007.

However there are some constant commitments over the entire history of the church in the district:

–          Commitment of families who, over successive generations, have served and led ministry within the church.

–          Commitment to Children’s Ministry and Youth Work, in the schools and for the church families has been a priority.

–          Commitment to give financially to overseas mission and to send people to serve for long and short terms in foreign places.

–          Commitment to make a difference in the District and to provide practical, social and spiritual help to people, irrespective of their church involvement.

The Darfield Baptist Church continues to be a vibrant, growing  and diverse church with people of differing ages, ethnic, social, economic and church backgrounds gathering around a common desire to worship God. There is a strong family feel and down to earth faith.