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.



    It is that time of year again, as we look forward to our Vintage Afternoon Tea, here at the church, on Saturday, 29th July.  This fundraising event, for Missional Work in Haiti, starts at 3pm and runs through to 4-30pm.

    For the princely sum of £3, you will be taked back to the days of tea and cake on china, whilst Gwen "tinkles the ivories" in the background.

    All are welcome, and there will be also be a sale of goods in the lounge to help with the fundraising for this worthy venture.

    "5th Sunday" Praise and Worship Service

    Churches Together in Ilkley continue to promote our occasional "5th Sunday" Praise and Worship Service.  This service, which takes place on any month that has five Sunday's in it, will be held at the Baptist Church on Sunday, 30th July, 2017.

    Previous services have featured modern worship music, but this time we are returning to last century, as we will be featuring worship from the Billy Graham "revival" meetings.

    This fits in well with our attempts to make our church more "dementia friendly", and will have many old favourites that we love to sing.

    As in previous services, there is no sermon, but there will be praise, worship, stories and prayer.

    Everyone is welcome to atten, and tea and coffee will be served afterwards in the church lounge.


    Read David's thoughts on the proposal for OFSTED to inspect churches, in our Minister's Thoughts Page.


  • This Week


  • Poll

    Cast Your Vote

      Affordable Housing
      Those struggling financially
      The "ignorance of affluence"
      Lack of "inter-faith" activities

    View Previous Polls

    What do you see as our biggest challenge in Ilkley?
    Affordable Housing4
    Those struggling financially0
    The "ignorance of affluence"0
    Lack of "inter-faith" activities6



  • Daily Message