Welcome to the website of Ilkley Baptist Church

  • Whether you are a member of our congregation, a visitor to the area, or someone who is just curious about what happens in the Church, you are all equally welcome!

    We are a small but, we believe, a very welcoming and friendly Church sited in the historic town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

    We meet to worship every Sunday at 10.45am and most Sundays at 6-30pm, when we are joined by members of other denominations, as few churches in Ilkley have an evening service.  Communion is normally served at the second morning service of the month (and the fifth if there is one!) as well as on the fourth evening of the month.

    We also run a number of additional activities during the week. More information can be found in our Church Life section.

    The Church is fitted with an Induction loop system for those hard of hearing. We have wheelchair access via a ramp and we also have facilities for the less able.

    If you are in the area and looking for a place to worship, we would love to see you at our services or events.



    Christian Aid Week for 2018 is now upon us, and we are already making plans to support the event.

    For more than 70 years, Christian Aid have provided humanitarian relief and long-term development support for poor communities worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights.  Christian Aid Week is the annual highpoint of publicity for the campaign, and the focus of fundraising for these worthy causes.

    We have changed our fundraising activities this year - reducing our street to street collections, but replacing the shortage with a new event - the Christian Aid "Big Brekkie".  

    Our Big Brekkie will be held the week after Christian Aid Week (on Saturday, 26th May) and it will be a "late" brekkie,  We will start serving at 11am and finish at 3pm.  There is no fixed cost - you just donate what you can, with all the proceeds going to Christian Aid. 

    So, put the date in your diary and come along to enjoy the food and hospitality, as well as providing life-giving support to the people of Haiti, who are to be the main recipients of fundraising this year.



    In the next few months, our membership will be growing, as we have several people who are becoming members of the Church.  

    If anyone is interested in becoming a member, or if you are considering baptism. why not have a chat with the minister?

    Believer’s baptism is a very special moment on the journey of faith. It is a moment when God's presence and blessing meets us, and when we make our personal commitment of faith in Jesus as Lord.  It signifies the end of our old life and of being born again to new life in Christ. Normally taking place by full immersion in water, it speaks of repentance and cleansing, of being united with Christ in his death and resurrection, and of witnessing to the call of God upon our lives.
    Baptism is also about receiving God's Spirit for service in the church and in the world.

    Although we believe in "believers baptism", if you have been baptised previously in another church, you do not have to particpate in a full immersion baptism to become a member.


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