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.


  • LEARN A NEW SONG - Sunday 31st March, 2019






    Frequently, we sing the same old hymns in church, week after week, month after month.  We need to learn to sing beyond the page of "Baptist Praise and Worship".

    This Sunday evening, at our 6-30pm evening service, we shall be keeping up the "5th Sunday" tradition of doing something a little different.  At our service we shall learn to sing some new hymns, and to listen to the story behind them.  Some will be Easter songs that many will not know.  Come along and join us and share the fun! 



    It is with sadness that we have to report the death of one of our members, Ian Sharman.  Ian had been in Holland for some time, but returned after the new year, when he was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  Ian lived in Burley in Wharfedale, and started attending St Mary's Church, close to his home.

    Sadly, Ian passed away on Friday, 22nd March, at the Marie Curie Hospice.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.  His funeral is to be held at St Mary's in Burley, and we will update this website when we know the service time. 




    The picture on the left is our flower bed at the top of our access

    ramp, and was taken just 10 days ago.

    Now look at the same flower bed today (21st March).  Everything

    in bloom and Spring is obviously here!



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