Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

About Us

Who are we?

Marshalswick Baptist Free Church is a Christian Church in membership with Baptists Together (the Baptist Union of Great Britain), the Central Baptist Association and Churches Together In Marshalswick.
We seek to be a thriving church where people of all ages can meet God.

We believe in:

Why are we Marshalswick Baptist FREE Church?

We are a ‘Free’ church in the sense that like all Baptist Churches we are not part of the established church but ‘non conformist’.  We maintain our local independence while also being committed to being interdependent with other Baptist Churches.    

We also maintain the word ‘Free’ in recognition that our roots are in a joint Methodist/ Baptist  outreach and that the site on which the church is built was gifted by Mr Nash, main builder of the Marshalswick Estate, for the building of a ‘Free’ Nonconformist church.

Where are we?

Our church building is located on Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick, St Albans just around the corner from The Quadrant shopping area. Please see our directions page for more detailed information.

What do we do?


We worship together on Sunday. We have two services: Morning Worship with Sunday Club for children at 10.15 am and Evening Worship at 7pm. Communion is celebrated in Morning Worship on the third Sunday of the month, and in Evening Worship on the First Sunday of the month.


We hold mid week activities for all ages and interests.

For children (term time):

For adults:

We also hold other events throughout the year such as concerts, the Children In Need car wash and cake sale, and jigsaw fayres. For more information about upcoming events please look at our What's On Page or follow our Facebook page.


We support our local schools through school visits, our Christmas and Easter Trails and involvement in STEP (St Albans and Harpenden Christian Education Project).

Pastoral care and advice is available to the whole community in times of bereavement or crisis.

Our premises are used throughout the week by various community groups including the Busy Bees (Marshalswick) Pre School, Let's Dance Academy, SARO (winds) and Marshalswick Horticulture Society.


We support mission work both at home and abroad through the Baptist Home Mission, BMS World Mission and Christian Aid. We have links with BMS Missionaries in Peru, Lebanon and Nepal.

We collect food donations for the FEED food bank at the Vineyard Church, St Albans. Currently we are collecting baby clothes for the Maternity Department in Keranda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe.