Worship Services in  October

1st  October at 10-30am WCBF and St Andrew’s United Service at Baptist Church Centre led by Norman

8th October at 10-30am WCBF Service at Mount Zion led by Norman including service of thanksgiving and dedication of Alice Kinder



Hope Barlick Taize Style service at St Mary Le Ghyll at 3.00p.m. A service of Prayer, Song and Contemplation





15th  October at 10-30am WCBF and St Andrew’s Service at Baptist Church Centre led by Norman

Sunday Club at Home    

22nd October at 10-30am WCBF Communion Service at Mount Zion led by Revd David Edmondson. This is the Churches Together in Earby and District Pulpit Exchange.

29th October at 10-30am WCBF Service at Salterforth led by Norman      

 Other Activities in September

Friday September 29th 10-12 noon The Macmillan Coffee morning The New Road Community Centre. Earby

September 30th 3pm-5pm           St Andrews Messy Church Baptist Church Centre

Other Activities in October

Sunday 1 October 2017

at 2-30pm Colne Orpheus Glee Union in concert at Baptist Church Centre.  Admission £5 on the door.

Come and enjoy Colne Orpheus Glee Union. The choir is thought to be England’s longest-established male voice choir, with an unbroken history of more than 130 years, having been founded in 1886. 

The choir’s repertoire includes male voice favourites, show songs, modern popular classics, hymns and spirituals.


Monday 2nd October Starting at 7.30 pm  St Andrews Friendship Group are opening the winter session with an evening of short films by Wyvern Productions. Anyone arriving early will have the opportunity for to select the programme       

Wed 4th October at 7-30pm        Hope Barlick working group         Baptist Church Centre

Friday 6th October at   3.30 p.m. Taize Rehearsal St Mary Le Ghyll

Saturday 7th October Autumn Fair New Road Community Centre. The fellowship have a stall selling tray bakes and biscuits.

Wed 11th October at  2.00 p.m.  St Andrew’s liaison meeting  Baptist Church Centre

Wed 11th October at  7.30 p.m.  Church Meeting Mount Zion Earby

Friday 13th October at 12.30 – 1.30   Prayer Lunch      Bobbin Mill

Monday 16th October at  7pm     Social and Fundraising group meeting    Mary Mitchel’s

Wed 18th October at 6.30pm,   Churches Together meal and speaker New Road Community Centre Earby

Church Meeting on 11th October

Norman has mentioned on several occasions that we will have an opportunity to talk about whether this is the time to come together as one church, not one building, but one church.

The deacons have been talking about this for a long time now and believe that it is time to explore the idea further. Please remember that everyone who is part of our worshipping community is welcome at this meeting, not just church members. It is good to hear the perspective of people who are ‘built in with the bricks’, those who are fairly ‘new’ and everyone in between. So, if you can, please come so that we can all listen to each other. If you need a lift please just mention that to one of the deacons.

Mount Zion's 200th Anniversary will be in 2019. We would like to form a team of people to plan events to mark the occasion. If you would like to be involved, please see Julie Bryan.

 BMS Birthday Scheme

Do something wonderful on your birthday. Share the gift of life.

As you celebrate your birthday, give someone else a reason to celebrate too.

When you give thanks for another year of life, give something back as a donation to the BMS Birthday Scheme.   Please speak to Trish for more information or to sign up. Thank you.

Norman’s wisdom 

As I write these words we are less than twenty four hours away from catching our flight to Florida. The weather here in Barnoldswick is dank and cool and drizzly and it’s hard to imagine that tomorrow we will be in the sweltering heat of the ‘Sunshine State’.


Preparing for a different climate got me thinking about how this is a very apt metaphor for what is happening for churches in Britain today. Recent years have brought about a massive change in the ‘spiritual climate’ of our country. All our ‘clothes’ – our ways of doing things as churches - were designed for a completely different ‘climate’ to the one we are now in. It would be like me turning up in Florida wearing a thick winter coat, sheepskin gloves and a woolly hat!


We understand the wisdom of wearing different clothes in a different climate, but we find it much harder to accept the need to adapt the way we do church to the very different world we now live in. Just as we might go through our wardrobe and pick out those items that are appropriate for a holiday in the sun, we could rummage through all our traditions and ways of church life as we have practised it and ask – are these still appropriate?