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Who are we?

We are a multicultural church family and we welcome people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. 

We are one of approximately 2,000 Baptist churches that make up the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB).

We subscribe to the BUGB's Declaration of Principle which states that the basis of the Baptist Union is:

1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.

2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who 'died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day'.

3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.

Our Values...

We believe that we must intentionally develop a culture within ZBC where we: 

•  Seek to be a movement of Spirit led communities

•  Feel like one team 

•  Embrace adventure

•  Inspire others 

•  Share a Hunger for God’s coming Kingdom


The Church was founded on 16th October 1837 on its present site by the evangelist and educationalist Henry Battiscombe, Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, who had seceded from the Church of England.

It grew rapidly and was constituted as a church of “Evangelical Protestant Dissenters of the Particular Baptist Denomination holding the principles of Open Communion”.

By 1876 a larger Chapel was required, which was eventually opened in 1879. 
Today, Cambridge is a very different place and ZBC is a much smaller congregation. We see ourselves as a 'sending church' - A place where all are welcome, all can grow, all are sent out to serve local and global communities.

Click on the picture to read a paper which outlines
One Hundred Years of Witness at Zion; 1837 - 1937