An Evangelical and Reformed Church in Devizes
The town of Devizes may have changed beyond all recognition over the years, however the message that is preached from the pulpit of Maryport Street Baptist Chapel remains the same. We believe the Word of God (Bible) to be necessary for all times and all people. We believe it is without error and it is the inspired Word of God. This is what governs and directs us as a Church. We adhere to the 1689 Baptist Confession of faith in practice and belief and teach the doctrines of sovereign grace, most often summarised as the ’5 points of Calvinism’. We have a Statement of Faith which we hold to as a Church.
Salvation by Christ Alone
We preach Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of sinners. We have all broken the perfect standards which God our Creator has set out. As such we are all in Sin and under the condemnation of that condition. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and has come into this World to be the Perfect God-Man to die on the cross to save sinners. We believe that Jesus rose again thus proving his power and victory over Satan, death and hell and He is reigning in heaven as Lord. We believe that He is coming again and will judge the world in righteousness. It is therefore the responsibility of the Church to fulfill the great commission of Jesus to preach the Gospel to the entire world. This means warning men, women and children of the judgement to come and the refuge that is found in Jesus Christ alone. One man asked the Apostle Paul what must he do to be saved – the answer came ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31)’. There is a real place called hell that we need to be saved from, there is real salvation in Jesus Christ and there is a real place called heaven that we are saved to if we repent and believe the Gospel (Good News). It is with this in mind that we believe the necessity of the Lord’s people to bring God’s Truth to this generation.
We hold to a reverent and ordered style of worship which we believe is based upon the Word of God. We come to worship God each week in the way in which He has set out in the Bible. Worshiping God in Spirit and Truth is the greatest thing a man or a woman can do.
We use the Authorised (King James) Version of the Bible, as we believe it to be the most accurate translation that we currently have in our English language. The hymn book we use is Christian Hymns.
There is a hearing induction loop in use in the building. Our services are relayed to the side halls if you need to take your children out during the service. All our services are recorded in MP3 format and are available on CD upon request. There is full disabled access in the building and disabled facilities. There is car parking available in the town car parks to either side of the building. These are free on a Lord’s Day and free after 6pm (information correct as of 8th June 2016). Outside of these times charges may apply.