About the Centre

The Tove Valley Centre (TVC) will be the home of Tove Valley Baptist Fellowship (TVBF) as well as a new facility available for private hire by the community. It will be built on 2.2 acres of land designated for a community facility in the original development planning agreement, adjacent to the ‘Shires’ development on Northampton Road, Towcester. It is anticipated that building will be underway by early 2019.

The fully completed building will comprise:

  • 350 seat auditorium including a platform and modern audiovisual facilities
  • Entrance foyer and display areas
  • Fully equipped commercial kitchen
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Hall
  • Creche
  • Church office

The development will include:

  • Vehicle and pedestrian access from Northampton Road
  • Footpath access from Surtees Way
  • Hedging to screen neighbours
  • Landscaped grounds with a quiet area and activity areas
  • Parking for 52 cars

The Centre will be registered as a place of Worship and managed by Tove Valley Baptist Fellowship whose website is at http://www.tvbf.co.uk/

Who is the Tove Valley Baptist Fellowship?

Tove Valley Baptist Fellowship (TVBF) is a modern church based in the south of Northamptonshire. Our aim is to be a vibrant church, expressing God’s heartbeat for the community. We serve the Tove Valley region consisting of village communities, many of which once contained active Christian churches but no longer do so. In the late 1990s Helmdon and Weston Baptist church approached us, seeking our partnership and support. Our combined church now consists of two congregations; one in Weston and one in Towcester and shares a common vision under a common leadership. We have established a network of small, home-based groups of Christians in the villages without churches. Currently we have members in 16 villages in the Tove Valley. We sold our former premises on Watling Street in Towcester in 2001. The Towcester congregation currently meet in Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School. Our out-reach in the community includes a monthly soup kitchen and talks at Weston, acting as a collection and distribution point for the Foodbank, youth work (preschool mums/grandparents and tots group and two Friday night Youth Clubs, catering for children in school years 3-11). In addition TVBF provides a summer Holiday Club for children.