About us

We are a growing group of Christians working out of these historic buildings on Hill Street in Swadlincote (below the Ski Slope and opposite the Morrison’s store) in South Derbyshire, UK.

We love to worship God together each week, and we aim to serve God as missionary disciples in and around this area through a variety of activities and worship. Please browse our site and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d love to get to know you.


The home of Hill Street Baptists, Swadlincote

At the front you can see our church buildings which are mostly used for Sunday worship. Beside us is our car-park – there might even be a space for you! and there is parking on Hill Street itself. Our Church Hall is behind the church (you can see the modern entrance to them in the far corner of our car park) are the setting for week-day meetings and events reaching from the youngest to the oldest. Do explore these pages to see what’s going on in and around the family that is “Hill Street” – we’d love to welcome you as a part of it this year!


Please note – although the Car Park is both free and long-term, parking regulations are now being enforced by the Council – please be careful to park carefully in designated spaces – we don’t want anyone to be fined! Of course, “church” is people, not buildings, and it is the people who make it special. We think we have a pretty special collection of people here!

We won’t always get everything right, but many testify to the love and friendship they have found in fellowship with each other as we worship and serve our Lord and work together in all sorts of ways during the week. Perhaps you are just passing through the area and are looking for a place to worship one Sunday, or maybe you have just moved into the area and are wondering where too settle. Perhaps you have lived around here for a while and have begun to look for a place to worship, a fellowship to welcome you, activities to join. Why not call in one Sunday? Take things at your own pace – we’d be delighted to welcome you.

For more information about what it means to be a Christian, do call us at any time, contact us via this site, or go to http://www.lookingforgod.com


Hill Street Baptist Church is at the lower end of Hill Street in Swadlincote, just across from the end of the High Street. It was founded in 1867 and has been extended and modernised over the years so that it now includes:

  • A church for worship, with lots of pews with cushions downstairs providing close fellowship, and a gallery round four sides upstairs that allows for the largest events. The building is well heated, it has disabled access, and we use a digital projector and a screen and a PA system including a Loop for those with hearing aids.
  • A large hall big enough for games of basket ball and badminton!
  • Two further meeting rooms
  • An office
  • Vestries
  • An up-to-date kitchen
  • Modern toilets

IMG_6640                   We are also home to a magnificent pipe organ which is operated under the care of the South Derbyshire Organ Trust – find them at http://www.southderbysorgantrust.co.uk for news of a varied programme of concerts and other events.