Baptists form the fifth largest Christian church in the world with about 40 million members worldwide.
The Baptist church traces its origins to the sixteenth century when a Church of England minister, John Smyth, performed a radical and scandalous act of baptising himself and the congregation.
It restored and recovered the ancient practice of the church which was to baptise by full immersion in water. Baptists reject infant baptism, thinking instead that baptism is for believers only - those who can personally declare Jesus as Lord. Baptists believe that the Bible shows us God's way for living.
Baptists are congregational: each church is self-governing and self-supporting, but Baptists believe that churches should not live in isolation but be interdependent. Most Baptist churches belong to the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
Cemetery Road Baptist
Large, friendly, multi-age, multi-ethnic, varied worship.
Address: 11 Napier Street/Cemetery Road, S11 8HA
Telephone: 07496 862985
Contact: Tony Harris
Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm
A lively church serving Sheffield.
Address: 603 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PR
Contact: Ben Jones & Charlotte Henard
Sunday 10.00am and 7.00pm
Students meet every Wednesday during term-time