High Street Baptist Church - Tring
As part of Tring’s Spring Fayre 2023 we held some events around the wonderful hymn, ‘Amazing Grace’. This year is the 250th anniversary of this well-known and much-loved hymn penned by John Newton. Our Treasure Hunt map is still available if you’d like to explore Tring.
Cowper and Newton Museum
The lyrics to ‘Amazing Grace’ were penned by John Newton (1725-1807). Once the captain of a slave ship, Newton converted to Christianity after an encounter with God in a violent storm at sea. The change in Newton’s life was radical: not only did he become an evangelical minister for the Church of England, but he also fought slavery as a social justice activist. Newton inspired and encouraged William Wilberforce (1759-1833), a British member of Parliament who fought to abolish slave trading in England.
More can be discovered about the author of this wonderful hymn not too far from here at the Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney. As well as being a wonderful museum to visit, there are talks and events in the coming weeks and months to mark the 250th anniversary of ‘Amazing Grace’. Please do browse around their excellent website for more information and maybe plan a visit.
Being a church family means more than simply attending church on a Sunday morning. There are various opportunities to meet together for prayer and fellowship. These gatherings take place weekly, monthly or for a short series. The groups have various formats, from traditional ‘house groups’ to those that meet to eat together, or talk about books using the Big Church Read format. We also have three regular prayer meetings:
Start the Week, Mondays at 9.15am (Zoom)
High Street Prayers, last Friday of the month at 8.30am (Zoom)
Churches Together Prayer Breakfast, first Saturday of the month at 8.30am