About Us

Rooted and Reaching out in Christ

We are a church community that seeks to be ‘Rooted and Reaching out in Christ’ – To be:

A place where Everyone is welcomed, and everyone matters;
A place where we Love God and love others;
A place of Mission, where having gathered, we go in the good news of Jesus Christ;
A place of Salvation, found in Jesus for all who call on Him.

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Vision, Values & Belief

The Elms have been significant in our church history being the place the founding believers initially gathered under to worship. Check out some of our history here (link to history). Its acronym offers a helpful breakdown of our vision and values, things we walk in and seek to grow in as we are Rooted and…

Church History

So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zachariah 4:6 ‘The Early Chapel 1646 – 1807’ ‘1758 Chapel Erected’ ‘Sutton in the Elms is the oldest Baptist Church in Leicester­shire and was founded about 1646. There were no buildings…

Mission Partners

Bruce and Louise Nadin in South Africa One of our previous ministers and his wife now work in South Africa.  Bruce is a pastor at a church in one of the townships.  Louise works mainly with HIV positive people.  The photographs show a recent visit of two of our members to them.  The photographs were taken in the house…