Saturday, 6 February 2016










Volunteer Power at Hope!

A fantastic spirit as a gang of church friends rolled up their sleeves to mop floors, disinfect woodwork, clear out the baptistry, jetwash plastic chairs, cover soft furnishings, rip up old floorcoverings, tear out sodden insulation, remove kitchen doors and white goods and much more besides.

Thank you, thank you!

Sunday, 24 January 2016






Card and cakes from our friends at Shipley Baptist Church to accompany tea and coffee provided by our friends at the White Lion.

How nice was that!!

Sunday, 17 January 2016


Using communion silver from the 1800s ...

Four new members add their names to the book first signed by John Fawcett in 1777 ...

All in the White Lion pub this morning.

Sunday, 10 January 2016



'All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people.' (Acts chapter 2)

We may be here two thousand years later, but the first century church is starting to sound very appealing.

Pop-Up Hope Baptist Church: 10.30am in the White Lion on Sundays - and aiming to pop-up around the town - especially where people tell us there is need. 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016



This poster has gone up in front of Hope Chapel today.

Having worked for many years to create a sanctuary space and unique venue for this town, this is not where we had expected to be right now.

But, we are open to exciting possibilities and are hugely grateful to our friends at The White Lion.  

Sunday, 3 January 2016


We met for the last time for a while at Hope Chapel this morning. From next Sunday, our pop-up church will be at the White Lion (10.30am).

The chapel will be open for at least the next week between 6.00-7.00pm to provide a sanctuary space for anyone wishing to reflect, pray or be prayed for.

We'll keep everyone updated about other activities in and around the town. We remain 'Christ-Centre - Community-Focused'.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Café-Style service on Sunday 3rd at 10.30am
Theme: 'New Beginnings'
An informal time of worship, prayer and reflection held in the area under the gallery, using the main entrance. Reflections and other contributions from members and visitors are welcome. We planned the theme before the floods and this service may be our last in the chapel before we set up a 'pop-up' church while repairs are carried out - details to follow.
Everyone welcome!