West Craven Baptist Fellowship

Our vision: - To reveal God's heart at the heart of the community.

We are a group of three churches working together as one from our centres in Barnoldswick, Earby and Salterforth. 

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Welcome to the website for the West Craven Fellowship.  For us church is not just about Sunday, but flows out into the whole of life.  We aim to live out our faith in our homes, schools, work places - wherever we are.  Through the week we also offer a kaleidoscope of activities to bring people together and build community, such as coffee mornings, parent and toddler groups, home groups, Tuesday Club for children, social events and so on. See our 'Whats On' page

 

Dear friends,

This past week we have had a visitor from Australia. She is the widow of the son of a friend of my parents, so no relation, not even anyone we had met before so we wondered what she would be like and no doubt she was wondering the same about us.

When someone you don’t know comes to stay you inevitably do a bit of dusting and polishing as you look at your house and imagine how it will seem to a stranger. She proved to be a very easy house guest with a lively and enquiring mind. When we took her out and about in the area we found ourselves looking at familiar places with new eyes as we answered her questions about the Brontes, Titus Salt, Skipton, Malham, local farming and industry, not to mention trying to explain the current political situation in the U.K.

In the same way as we take our homes, our countryside, our history and traditions for granted, we can often take our faith for granted. We don’t necessarily describe it or explain it to ourselves or to others. The ‘Do You Know Him’ initiative in Earby has encouraged people to do just that and we have another opportunity on Sunday 9th June as we take part in Salterforth Fun Day.

I have found describing well known things to a stranger a good experience as it made me recognise anew just how lucky we are. Sharing our faith can also renew it, worth a try?

Margaret

 

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