Worship Services in April


22nd    April at 10-30am Service at Barnoldswick led by Revd Peter Wightman      

29th  April at 10-30am Communion Service at Mount Zion led by Robin Turner  

Activities in April

Tuesday 17th April at 2.00pm    Home Group   at Sheila Turners Manchester Road

Thursday 19th April 12.30 p.m. Prayer Lunch at Abi’s & Roberts home East Avenue

 2.00 p.m. Communion at Mount Zion Earby

19th April at 2pm at Mount Zion informal Communion followed by Coffee, Cake and Chat.

Friday 20th April at 1.00pm    Search Group Meeting Barnoldswick Baptist Church

Saturday 21st April.  11am to 3pm  St Georges Day celebrations   Barlick Town Square

Tuesday 24th at 6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer Margaret & Michaels Hazlehurst

7.30 p.m. Christian Aid Meeting at Barnoldswick Baptist Church

Saturday 28th April YBA Assembly     Wakefield


Now Collective

We have now joined up St. Andrew's Messy Church and the Baptist Now Praise to form the Now Collective.  This will run on the second Sunday of every month at Barnoldswick Baptist Centre from 4-6pm.  All ages are welcome to attend 1, 2 or all 3 activities. 

Now Create 4.00-4.50pm Crafts and story for all the family. 

Now Eat 4.55-5.15pm Refreshments and chat. 

Now Praise 5.15-6.00pm Including contemporary worship band.  The next dates are Sunday  13th May, 10th June and 8th July.  If you would like to help with any of the activities please contact Alison. 


Dates for the Diary

The Pastoral Care Group would like to invite you to Come for informal Communion followed by Coffee, Cake and Chat.

This will be a monthly event alternating between Mount Zion and Barnoldswick Church Centre. The first will be 19th April 2pm at Mount Zion then 17th May 2pm at Barnoldswick. Lifts will be available if needed. Feel free to speak to Christine, Trish, Jean, Vicky or Julie L. for more details.


Christian Aid 

Street Collection: Friday 18th May

Big Breakfast in Barlick on Wednesday 16th and in Earby on Saturday 19th 


Saturday 5th May Spring Fair at New Road WCBF stall tray bakes and biscuits.

Sunday 10th June Salterforth Fun Day.

Saturday 16th June Annual Duck Race at Earby.


Richard’s Musings!!

It’s a Sunday afternoon, there’s some snow on the ground and in the air and the wind is an easterly bitter one. My “study” these days is in the attic and I can hear the sound of the wind whistling through the eves. As I ponder the noise I’m glad I’m not at sea. I am safe and secure inside our home although I’m reminded that it does not mean I am to be content.

Over the years of ministry I have learnt that to be safe and secure can lull me into a false sense of “everything is alright”, that the “status quo” is a good place to find oneself. However, my musings this afternoon have caused me to reflect that such a place is a dangerous one for I can easily take my eye off the end game that God has planned.

A former President of the Baptist Union took as his presidential theme : “To comfort and to disturb”. In his many addresses he reflected that God is both the God of comfort and the God of disturbance.

Maybe for you this Pastoral Vacancy is a place of disturbance. That which has become the familiar is no more, those ways of doing things are being questioned, you hear people talking of the need to change, to do things differently and you are disturbed.

Whilst these days will be challenging then I’m sure that the God who disturbs will also comfort as we journey forward. For me the verse I keep going back to is found in Hebrews where we are told to “fix our eyes upon Jesus who is the author and perfector of our faith.”

God bless



Baptist Assembly 2018

 Saturday 12 May 10:30 - 18:30 KingsGate Conference Centre, Peterborough We are delighted to be bringing the Baptist Assembly back to the KingsGate Centre for 2018 and hope you and others from your church will join us as we gather for a day of worship and celebration.

Throughout the day there will be opportunities to celebrate together through worship and prayer, hear from different groups of the Baptist Family through a variety of seminars and workshops, as well as the opportunity to take time out to catch up with others over coffee. There will be a separate Children's and Young People's programme for all children in school years Reception to Year 9.  Interested…… talk to Margaret