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.

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  • Sheila Holdsworth

    We received the sad news on Friday, that one former member of our congregation, Sheila Holdsworth, had passed away.

    Sheila had not been in the best of health for some time, but had reached the ripe old age of 91.

    She will be remembered as someone who enjoyed singing in church, and she was a member of the church choir for many years.  A former fitness enthusiast, Sheila was also active in the lunch club that used to run from the church premises.  She was close friends with two of our current members, Grace Bray and Betty Blythe, both of whom remember her fondly, both as a friend and a great servant of the church.

    We will say goodbye to Sheila at a Committal Service at Skipton Crematorium at 10am on Monday, 19th February.  Everyone is welcome to attend to pay their respects.

     

    Building Plans

    At our Church Member's Meeting on Thursday, 18th January, 2018, the meeting approved the plans for major building work at the church..

    The plans include changing the access ramp into the church, as the slope gradient is too steeep, and no longer meets disability guidelines. 

    The access door to the church from the car park would be widened to allow easier access by wheelchairs, and we would also be revamping the toilets of the church to provide a sepcific disabled toilet.

    We are now able to go ahead and get firm quotations, which will be in the region of £40k for the work, based on initial estimates.  When these are completed, they will be brought before the Church Meeting for approval.  We can also then apply for support from some organisations that fund disability improvements.

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  • This Week

    Sun

    25

    Feb

    10:45 - 12:00 Morning Worship

    18:30 - 19:30 Evening Worship


    Tue

    27

    Feb

    10:30 - 12:00 Bible Fellowship Meeting


    Wed

    28

    Feb

    14:30 - 16:00 The Wednesday Fellowship


    Thu

    1

    Mar

    14:00 - 15:00 Craft Group


    Sat

    3

    Mar

    Minister's Day Off


    Sun

    4

    Mar

    10:45 - 12:00 Morning Worship


    Tue

    6

    Mar

    10:30 - 12:00 Bible Fellowship Meeting


    Wed

    7

    Mar

    14:30 - 16:00 The Wednesday Fellowship


    Sat

    10

    Mar

    Minister's Day Off


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