The church started in 1981, after the refurbishment of what used to be Wilton Town Hall. From the group of 30 that started the church, we now regularly have 50+ people of all ages worshipping on a Sunday morning.
There are various activities at the church, details of which are on this website. In the past, alongside the regular events, we have also undertaken one off events such as charity car washes, Alpha courses, church weekends away, family fun days and Christmas Proms to name but a few.
The first pastor was the Rev Oliver Vellacott who had purchased the building with a mission to serve the community in Wilton and surrounding villages. Rev Vellacott remained the pastor of the church for the next 12 years, leaving to move to Scotland in 1993.
Rev Andrew Thomson took over as pastor in October 1994, having previously been the Pastor of Kidlington Baptist Church, Oxford. Under Andrew’s ministry, the church continued to develop and flourish, building on the firm foundations that had been laid down from its inception. Andrew retired in April 2011.
We welcomed our next minister, Rev Jonathan Greening in April 2012, having previously been minister at Weymouth Baptist Church. Jonathan left the church in 2020 and we are currently in the process of seeking a new pastor whilst remaining passionate about building up the people of God and sharing the Good News of the Gospel.
In June 2021, we appointed Rachel Stacey as minister-in-training, who previously worked in the local area as a chartered surveyor for many years. Alongside her role at WBC, Rachel is undertaking ministerial training and theology study at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. Rachel joins at an exciting time for the church, as we seek ways to be at the heart of the community and to reach people with the love of Jesus, in what continue to be challenging times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Church has a love of music and today boasts a worship group that can include piano, flute, oboe, guitars, mandolin, banjo, drums and the occasional clash of marching cymbals (which always makes somebody jump!).