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Our History 

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The church was formed in 1828. For a time prior to that several members of the General Baptist Church at Queenshead (now Queensbury) were described as

“earnestly desirous of bringing the means of grace nearer to their friends and relatives living in the village as the nearest place of any denomination was above a mile distant”


 An account of the formation of the church on 7 August 1828 is contained in the roll book, still in use in 2018. It started with twenty six members, fifteen from the church at Queenshead, one from the church at Allerton and ten whom were baptised by the Rev H. Hollingdrake of Hebden Bridge.


 The first church building was erected in 1830 and a Sunday School begun in 1831. By 1880 the membership was one hundred and forty four and in 1892 the church buildings were re-built. The present buildings were opened in 1984.


 The original foundation stone from the 1830 building is inscribed “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us”. Our testimony is that He still does. Thanks be to Him for all His blessings 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

New to Church?

Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.

Key information about the church...

   

Where & when does the church meet?

Our Sunday Gatherings are informal and you can be assured of a warm welcome!
On the 2nd Sunday of the month we begin our service with whole church communion

On the 3rd Sunday of the month is our brand new Cafe Church, which is interactive: A short talk, drama and activities to prompt discussion and of course lots of coffee and cake!03-slide

 
We meet at: Clayton Baptist Church, School Street, Clayton, Bradford BD14 6AL


You can see a map on our contact us page

   

What should I expect when I visit the church?

Apart from the warm welcome, finding a seat is easy in our simple layout and there are plenty people to have a conversation with. We don't really have a set format, but the service will normally include singing, prayer, and a message based on the Bible with some time after the message to reflect by yourself or with those seated nearby as we learn and journey with each other.
 
'Explore' which is our kids ministry starts around 15 mins after the service starts and the kids will be led to their groups.
 

Refreshments are served after some services, and all the way through others. There is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

   

What happens to the kids at church?


Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. The service leader will announce when the children need to go to their programme. You will need to go with your children and register them, the first time they attend.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under church life.

   

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

   

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
 

 

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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us.


If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.