Why we are here?
Our history goes back to the middle of the seventeenth century when the community worshipped in a cottage in Walmsgate. Later there were two Baptist Churches in Barnoldswick, Bethesda and North Street and in 1971 they became one church.
In the mid seventies we opened the Baptist Church Centre on Manchester Road as a multi purpose building.
We have always tried to serve the community and for over twenty years Ickthus Youth Club and the Barnoldswick Luncheon Club met twice a week serving the needs of young and old. The parents and toddler group on a Tuesday from 9-30am to 11-30am continue to serve young parents in Barnoldswick.
Who are we?
Within our congregation there is represented a variety of ages and occupations. Many are involved in differing aspects of local community life.
The congregation has active links with many parts of the world including Turkey, Kosova and Prague.
Members have been involved in the ‘Drop the Debt’ campaign and are involved in Fairtrade and Trade Justice Movement.
Together with other Christian congregations in West Craven we are also committed to Christian Aid.
Our vision is: To reveal God's heart in the heart of the community.
Sundays in West Craven
For many, time together on a Sunday is the heart of the church’s week - a bit like the family dinner! Our services reflect a variety of styles and traditions, but whatever your preference and experience, you can expect a warm welcome.
10.30am: First and third Sunday at Barnoldswick and second and fourth Sunday at Mount Zion Earby (including a Sunday Club for children)
9.30am: Salterforth (2nd Sunday only)
Now Praise: a lively time of worship with music led by the West Craven Worship Band
2nd Sunday - 6.30pm - Barnoldswick
Reflections: an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle in this quieter service drawing on both Celtic and traditional influences.
Parent and Toddler Group - Tuesday 9-30 to 11-30am
Tuesday Club - Tuesday's in term time for children from 6 to 11 years old.
Line Dancing - Thursday's from 1-30 to 3-30pm.
Imogen Gibson School of Dance - Monday to Friday from 4pm. Contact Imogen on 07590663286
Tai- chai Class - Wednesdays 7-30 to 9pm
See What's On on our website for times and venue http://www.barnoldswickbaptists.org.uk/whats_on/whats_on.htm .
The Centre is available for children's parties for details contact Carol on 01282 816784