West Kilburn Baptist Church has been in the heart of the Kilburn community for over 150 years. With a vibrant congregation made up of people from all nations, ages and backgrounds we invite you to join us.
We meet on Sunday mornings at 11am and Sunday evenings at 6pm, visitors are always welcome. You can find out more about what to expect on a Sunday by clicking here, and more about activities midweek by clicking here.
Our church is a part of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and you can find out more about what we believe on their website by clicking here.
What to expect on a Sunday
We have guests joining with us each week so if you come and visit you won’t be the only one. You can come as you are, there’s no dress code, or even “belief code” for coming along to one of our services. Everyone is welcome to join us. We meet at 11am on Sunday morning and there is a Sunday School for children under 11 and a creche for babies and pre-schoolers. We meet again on Sunday evenings at 6pm for a more informal service with corporate prayer, time for testimonies and questions.
Like every Christian church our services are made up of singing, praying, reading the Bible and listening to the Bible being preached. Afterwards there are refreshments and once a month we have lunch together.
2024 Spring Term Card
Click below for a copy of our Spring Term Card with details of the services and other events happening this next term
Each week the service is recorded to YouTube from Zoom. We Zoom the service for housebound church members who are unable to attend in person. Below is a recent video but please visit the YouTube channel for additional content.
You can also find out more about our church using the links to our social media at the bottom of the page.
During the week there are various activities for children and young people, and the rest of us as well. See the details below and if you’d like to know more then do get in touch.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting
As a church we are absolutely convinced of the importance of praying together. That means our Wednesday evening prayer meeting is one of the most important meetings in the week. We start at 7.30pm in the church hall and meet for about an hour. Everyone is welcome to come along, whatever age, stage or however long you’ve been in the church. If you’re unable to make the prayer meeting in person we also run a Zoom prayer meeting at 6.30pm, for members who can’t get out, please get in touch for information on how to join that meeting if you’d like to.
Time4Tots is our midweek toddler and carer group. It runs on Friday mornings in term time from 9.30am until 11:15am. There is no charge for the group and it’s a great place to meet other carer and parents while little ones play in a safe and friendly space.
Are you around during the day and want a space to drop in, drink coffee and catch up with friends. Coffee morning is just that. Run on a Thursday morning from 10:30am-12noon in term time at the church hall.
Women’s Bible Study
Monthly on a Saturday morning (normally the second Saturday in the month) there is a Women’s Bible Study. Meeting for an hour and a half from 10.30am the Women’s Bible study is a great opportunity to learn together from God’s word and be encouraged by fellowship and friendship with other women in the church.
Jen Stewart is our church youth worker and is responsible for organising these fun groups for our young people. All the groups are free of charge and visitors are always welcome! Feel free just to turn up or to contact Jen on 07740 595910
Club 714 – for children aged 7-11 years
Called “Club 714” (from Matthew 7v14) and run in term time, this is a great place for primary aged children to make friends, have fun, play games and learn about Jesus. Club 714 meets on Thursdays from 6-7.30pm
Kilburn 121 – for young people aged 12-16 years
Kilburn 121 gets its name from Ecclesiasties 12:1 which encourages young people to “remember their creator in the days of their youth”. Kilburn 121 meets on Friday evenings 7pm-9pm in term time, with a Zoom on a Tuesday for those not able to make it in person. The club helps young people think about what God says about this crazy world they’re growing up in, while having fun, playing games and making friends.
Youth Club – for young people aged 16+
Meeting on Saturday afternoons on alternate weeks from 3pm-5pm (term time), youth club is a Bible study group for the older young people. If you’d like to find out more contact Jen.
West Kilburn Baptist Church is on Carlton Vale, Kilburn about 250 meters from Queens Park Underground and Overground station. Bus numbers: 6, 36, 187 and 316 all stop nearby.
Our postcode is NW6 5DA
Get in touch
Use the form below to send us a message or if you’d like to speak to the Pastor you can call Steve on 07577 882935
Leaders and Staff
West Kilburn Baptist Church is a congregational church; run by the members of the church, who are led by elders and assisted by deacons.
Our church members are baptised Christians who have committed to our statement of faith and attend regularly.
We currently have one elder and three deacons who work together as a leadership team, and a youth worker working alongside our young people.
Nick Arkas, Deacon
Jeff Green, Deacon
Ray Sims, Deacon and Church Treasurer
Ray is married to Liz, and they run the ‘Time4Tots’ group meeting on Friday mornings. They have 2 Sons and 5 grandchildren.
Jen Stewart, Youth Worker
Hi, I’m Jen and I grew up in Westminster as part of a Jamaican Family and I’ve been part of West Kilburn Baptist Church since the age of three. In 1997 and 2002 I attended Bible College for training in teaching the Bible within a multi-cultural environment, with an emphasis on young people. Currently my main responsibilities are the running of the youth clubs based at the church.
Rev Steve Palframan, Pastor and Elder
Steve is married to Vanessa and they have 4, mostly grown up, daughters and a dog, called Summer. After 17 years in Liverpool, Steve and his family moved to Kilburn in 2023 to work as our Pastor. Steve started out in Christian ministry working with UCCF, before training for church ministry at Oak Hill Theological College and Cheam Baptist Church.