Who We Are

As the Christian community of Swords Baptist Church, we place the Bible, the word of God, at the centre of our lives.

We believe that in the person of Jesus, God himself actually visited our world and died for us individually. Through His death, we can have forgiveness of our sins. Through his His resurrection, we can have a relationship with Him, the living God, who is more present than we could imagine.

There have been Baptist Communities in Ireland since the 1600s. We are a self- governing and self-financing body. We are called “Baptists” because we baptise by “total immersion” at Tower Bay in Portrane those who believe and have a personal relationship with Jesus.

I wonder if you recognise that we live in a day and age when people are giving up on “organised” religion and are tending to adopt very personal approaches to “spirituality”. People ask: “Is there a God to be found out there, or am I on my own?”

At Swords Baptist Church, we see ourselves as living proof that there is a God who desires relationship with us and who can be known in a very personal way. He has plans and purposes for our lives, and has our very best interests in mind.

We recognise that in the person of Jesus, God Himself actually visited our world and died for us, and that through His death and resurrection, the possibility exists of connecting with a God who is more present than we could imagine.

Many in our Christian community would say that they have encountered God in a way they never dreamed possible and are seeking to journey with Him daily. Scott Peck, in his book, “A Road less Travelled,” said that ‘”life is difficult.” While life can also be great, we recognise that knowing God personally gives us substantial resources for living our lives well, regardless of circumstances.

– Clem Hegarty Pastor at Swords Baptist Church