Church on the Rock is a non-denominational evangelical church that meet together in Hungerford, Berkshire.
We are a group of Bible-believing Christians of all ages and from many different walks of life. We are ordinary local people who love God and believe that Jesus transforms lives. We consider the Bible to be very important and relevant for today. We help and encourage one another in the Christian life, and want to share the good news about Jesus Christ with our neighbours and friends.
Established in 1995 as Maranatha Church, we originally met at Hungerford Town Hall, where our Cafe on the Rock is held, and moved to the Herongate Leisure Centre in 2008 due to growing numbers. We moved back into the heart of Hungerford centre in 2012, currently meeting at The Croft Hall on Sunday mornings. We also hold several group meetings and activities at various locations across the surrounding area during the week.
We welcome people from all sorts of church backgrounds - and from none. Whether young or old, living in the area or visiting, Christian or just wanting to find out more, everyone is welcome at Church on the Rock.
What we believe
The Bible is the inspired word of God and the source of doctrine. There is one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Man was made in the image of God, but has been separated from Him by sin. Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was born of a virgin, lived as a man, and died to take the full penalty for our sin. Salvation is found only through Jesus. Jesus rose from the dead, was taken up to heaven and reigns with the Father. The Holy Spirit is God’s presence on earth and is available to all believers. We enter God’s kingdom by His grace through our repentance from sins, faith in Jesus, baptism in water and receiving the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Church, the universal body of believers, who share the Lord’s Supper together in remembrance of Him. Jesus Christ will return in glory and will judge all who have lived.
Some of our Speakers
Alastair is a gifted leader and preacher at Church on the Rock. He is also a Development Manager at Christians United for Israel UK. He previously spent five years with Barnabas Fund, a Christian persecution charity, where he managed campaigns and was CEO. Prior to this, Alastair worked in Christian education for nine years which provided many opportunities to minister to young people at student conferences in the UK, Russia, Singapore and Australia.
Tim Hosier is a father of four sons & a local arable farmer. Tim has been on the church leadership team since the church was founded over 20 years ago. Being raised in the Hungerford area, Tim wants to share his faith and the good news of the gospel.
Brian Rebbettes is an inspirational founder of his family run business BCMS which is now a multinational organisation. We are privileged to have this humble man on our leadership team and are blessed by his encouraging and challenging preaching time and again.