Ilkley Baptist Church is a fairly traditional church. Prior to Covid we had two Services on a Sunday. We had a morning service at 10.45am, which mainly featured hymns from 'Baptist Praise and Worship', and the music was played by Sheila, on our Organ. Average attendance varied between 40 and 50.
At 6.30pm we met again for our Evening Service. Music was either pre-recorded and screened on the Church TV Monitor, or live on our Piano. We tend to use 'Mission Praise' for our evening service, which is a little more modern than the morning service. As Ilkley has few Evening Services, our evening congregation is very ecumenical, with people worshipping from other churches as well as ours. The average attendance at an evening service is between 12 and 20.
We have been open for several months now, with socially distanced worship. Our attendance is currently around the 30 mark, but we can safely seat 50 people with good Covid prevention measures.
We anticipate that we will be able to return to some 'normality' on Sunday, 25th July, when some restrictions are relaxed.