Hello, we are Bethel Baptist Church, Farnham

Bethel Church is a Christian community that meets in Upper Hale.  We aim to help each other know God and to live out our faith in Jesus together.  We all come from different backgrounds and have different stories to tell about how God has changed us.

Anyone is welcome to come along to any of our meetings or activities; you don’t have to be ‘religious’.  We try to make what we do understandable and helpful to people today.


Leadership Team

I am employed full-time by the church and lead the church together with the other elders.

Nick Vagg-Williams, Assistant Pastor

In the church I mainly keep Mike in check.  Around this I also squeeze in helping with youth work, running our children’s club on Sandy Hill (called Kids@the Bungalow) and preaching.



Keith Holburn, Elder

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Mike Roper, Elder

I joined the eldership team in 2017.  My role includes serving the church in pastoral care, leading the Missions Committee and one of the community groups, and supporting local outreach.


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My main passion in the church is men’s outreach. I also lead a Community Group, do preaching and service leading, play bass with the music group and support some of the youth work.

My responsibilities in church life are varied, but I particularly enjoy overseeing the music, social activities and leading a ladies’ bible study.

Richard Savage, Deacon

My main role in the church is as a deacon, with specific responsibility for the church finances.