Worship Services in March

3rd March  at 10-30am Robin Turner will lead morning worship at Mount Zion Earby

10th March  at 10-30am  Richard will lead morning worship at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick and this will be followed by a church meeting concluding with communion.

Now Praise at St Andrew’s at 6.00 p.m.

17th  March  at 10-30am    The search group have invited a prospective minister to lead worship at Mount Zion. This will be followed by a Church Lunch with opportunities for conversation and questions. More details nearer the time.

24th  March  at 10-30am   We will have a speaker from the Leprosy Mission at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick

31st  March  at 10-30am Mount Zion 200 United service of celebration led by Revd Roy Searle at Mount Zion Earby

Activities in March

Friday 1st March Women’s World Day of Prayer Independent Methodist Church Walmsgate Barnoldswick at 2.00 p.m.

Also St Peter’s in Earby at 2.00 p.m

Tuesday 5th March Afternoon Home Group thinking about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent at Belray, Lockfield Drive at 2.00 p.m.

Pancake Party fun and games for all the family at Baptist Church Centre from 5.00 – 6.15 p.m.


Sunday 10th March: Church meeting with items of annual business. This is the meeting where we appoint officers and deacons and take time to thank everyone who has done, is doing and will do in the life of our church. So that means you!

We have some ‘vacancies’.

Could you help in any of these ways?

o             Offer your services as a driver to help get people to church on Sundays

o             Learn how to use the computer to support Sunday worship

o             Help at Tuesday Club or Sunday Club

Other things to think about before that meeting.

What do you think we should call ourselves when we amalgamate? One suggestion is West Craven Baptist Church. Any other ideas?

How do you find our what’s going on? Bookmarks? Sunday on screen notices? word of mouth? social media? the website?  What works best for you? We could do with reviewing how we communicate. If you are interested in a one off meeting to talk about this, please let Margaret know.

Tuesday 12th March Lent Lunches in Barlick at 12.00 noon and Lent Group In Earby at 7.30 on following Tuesday’s

Thursday 14th March Communion, Coffee, Cake and a chat 4Cs at Mount Zion Earby at 2.00 p.m.

Saturday 16th March Stop Press A Lent Retreat with Roy!

HARROGATE Baptist Church is hosting a Lent Retreat Day with our Northern Pioneer Co-ordinator the Revd Roy Searle, who is one of the founders of Northumbria Community.

The minister, the Revd Ann Chesworth, says the retreat, on Saturday 16th March, from 10am to 3pm, is an opportunity to take a day out during Lent to reflect and recharge. All are welcome. It costs £5 per person, bring a packed lunch - drinks will be provided. For further information and to book, email Ann at ann.chesworth@harrogatebaptistchurch.org.uk or call 077439 42816. Or talk to Margaret



Wednesday 20th March Holiday Special Planning Meeting BBC Lounge at 1.30 p.m.

Hope Barlick Meeting working group meeting at BBC at 7.30 p.m.


30th and 31st March:  

Celebrating 200 years of a Baptist Church in Earby

Saturday 30th March – Open Day

  • Past, present and future exhibition
  • Guided walks
  • Border Harmony Choir
  • Ukulele Band
  • Refreshments served all day

Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways. See Julie B if you’d like to help.


Looking Forward

Holiday Special on 17th April at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick

Easter Good Friday Walk on 19th April. Will meet at 10am at Independent Methodist Walmsgate and proceed to Town Square.

Thursday 25th April Communion Coffee Cake and a Chat - 4C's from 2 till 3pm at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick.


Visit from Buttershaw Baptist Church: 5th – 7th July 

Gavin Humphries is the minister at Buttershaw Baptist Church in Bradford. I met him at the gathering of Northern Pioneers at Scargill in May last year as we were in a small group together. He is keen to develop links between our churches to encourage and support each other.

In particular, he would like members of their Youth Church to gain experience of running an outreach project in a new setting. With that in mind, a group will visit West Craven on the first weekend in July.

The group will sleep at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick and plan and deliver activities in Earby on the Saturday including litter picking, family fun activities on the green and an afternoon tea. The young people will also lead a celebration service on Sunday 7th July at Mount Zion.

Please make a note of these dates as it promises to be an exciting weekend!

Julie Bryan