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.



    The bomb that went off in Manchester has affected every one of us.  As a church, we have prayed for those touched by the tragedy.

    As individuals, we have also reflected and prayed for peace, and hope that this is the last act of terrorism that we will see, however unlikely that may be.

    Two Baptist Ministers have published their own reflection on the subject, which are well worth a read.


    GLEN MARSHALL is co-principal of the Northern Baptist College, which is situated in South Manchester. You can read Glen's reflections by clicking here.


    PHIL JUMP is the Regional Minister Team Leader for the North Western Baptist Association, which covers the Manchester area.  You can read Plil's reflections by clicking here.





    Brian Sherwin, a long term member of Ilkley Baptist Church, sadly passed away on Saturday, 13th May, after many years of poor health, bravely borne.

    The photo of Brian, in front of his friends from the Wednesday Fellowship, was taken last year at our trip to Caring for Life, at Cookridge.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane, Deborah and the family at this time.

    We said goodbye to Brian on Wednesday, 24th May, starting with a Committal at Skipton Crematorium.  This was then followed by a service of thanksgiving at Ilkley Baptist Church.


    Read David's thoughts on the Election Hustings, hosted by Churches Together in Ilkley, in our Minister's Thoughts Page.


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