Neighbourhood Chaplains

Neighbourhood Chaplains is a team of volunteers from Hockliffe Street Baptist Church, Leighton Buzzard (Colin also works with volunteers from Langdale Church, Dunstable). Our aim is to connect the church with our local community in new ways. We help tackle loneliness through befriending, and can offer practical help towards meeting our neighbours’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs. All our team are DBS checked. We are part of the national network of Neighbourhood Chaplains schemes run by Chrisitian charity, Counties (see

How are we responding to the Coronavirus crisis?

  • networking with Leighton-Linslade Helpers
  • being an online presence – Prayers@One is at 1pm Mon to Friday, live on Facebook. Join Colin for some short prayers and reflections to help us during this crisis.
  • befriender phone calls

We are happy to call on you or anyone who would like someone to talk to. It is so easy in our modern society to become isolated and lonely. Sitting on your own day after day is not good for anyone’s mental and even physical health! We are a group of people who like to listen and we don’t judge.

Motivated by Jesus words to ’love your neighbour’, we want to reach out beyond the church to help build up our communities. We are here for everyone, regardless of background, religious or non-religious, old or young.