About Us

What is our congregation like?

If you think that church is irrelevant and outdated, then you will be in for a surprise!

We have a Sunday morning congregation of about 80 people, with a full range of ages, including many families, from grandparents  young adults, teenagers and children to babies, and a mix of backgrounds. There is a strong emphasis on engaging the whole family in worship, with a child-friendly opening part of the service, and separate classes for the children during the second part of the service.

We are a church that has planted other churches, most recently Christ Church Trumpington, which has now become independent.

The international nature of the current population in Cambridge is reflected in the way we have welcomed those who do not have have English as their first language. We seek to help people of all backgrounds feel included.

While there are several people in the congregation who live within walking or cycling distance, there are many others who come from further afield.

How did Rock come into being?

Rock became a fully independent church in March 2000, having started as a congregation of Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge 1988. We continue to have close ties with Eden.

What sort of church is Rock?

We are an independent baptist church, affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, a grouping of over 470 churches throughout the UK. Although we meet in an informal setting, in a school hall, we have structured services and a programmed series of biblical teaching each term. We use traditional as well as modern songs in our worship.


You can find out Safeguarding policy here .

Please contact our Pastor, Mike Partridge, or our Safeguarding Officer, Rachel Matthews, on office@rock-baptist.org, with any enquiries.