Welcome to the website of Ilkley Baptist Church

  • Whether you are a member of our congregation, a visitor to the area, or someone who is just curious about what happens in the Church, you are all equally welcome!

    We are a small but, we believe, a very welcoming and friendly Church sited in the historic town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

    We meet to worship every Sunday at 10.45am and most Sundays at 6-30pm, when we are joined by members of other denominations, as few churches in Ilkley have an evening service.  Communion is normally served at the second morning service of the month (and the fifth if there is one!) as well as on the fourth evening of the month.

    We also run a number of additional activities during the week. More information can be found in our Church Life section.

    The Church is fitted with an Induction loop system for those hard of hearing. We have wheelchair access via a ramp and we also have facilities for the less able.

    If you are in the area and looking for a place to worship, we would love to see you at our services or events.



    Saturday, 21st October, 2017, saw the church basement packed for our annuam Mammoth Book Sale.

    We had our largest attendance ever, and thousands of books were available to buy at very reasonable prices!

    Everyone went away happy, as shoppers got a bargain, and the church were able to raise over £1200 (a new record), which will be donated to the charity "Education for Life", which helps disadvantaged children in Kenya.

    Our thanks go to Colin, Dorothy, and all the team for all their hard work, and you can now have a rest before next year!



    Thursday, 19th October, 2017, saw Ilkley Baptist Church host a special lecure to mark the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.  This was a "Churches Together in Ilkley" event, and we were blessed by the presence of not one, but two, Lutheran Bishops.

    Walter Jagucki, Bishop Emeritus of the Lutheran Church of GB, chaired the evening, and introduced the Right Reverend Dr Martin Lind, the current Bishop of the British Lutheran Church, who delivered a lecture on the "impact of the Lutheran Reformation".

    On a terribly wet evening, over 80 people attended the event, which was very informative and has certainly been well received.



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