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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.

Key information about the church...


Where & when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday at 10:30am for our Sunday Service. Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We meet at:

Oakes Road
West Yorks HD3 3EW

You can see a map on our contact us page


What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a warm welcome from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go.

Our Sunday morning services combine an informal style with strong Bible-based teaching. For the first 30 minutes or so you can expect to have the opportunity to sing a few songs, hear a passage from the Bible, possibly with a reflection or simple story suitable for all ages and one of our church members will lead a short time of prayer. After the notices there will be a preach from one of the leaders at the Church with a chance to respond at the end of the service.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

Evening services, on the first Sunday of every month, are smaller and more intimate, providing space for quiet reflection as they focus on prayer and communion.

Is the church accessible?

We want everyone to be able to share in our worship service. There is wheelchair access into the church, as well as accessible toilets, an induction loop for the hard of hearing and we provide large print song sheets for the visually impaired. An increasing number of our church members are training to better understand and support people with dementia.

Parking is available within the church grounds and there is some free on-street parking around the church.


What happens to the kids at church?

Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme and you are free to remain in the service while our children's team accompanies your child to JOakes (Junior Oakes). If you prefer, or if it makes things easier, you are welcome to accompany your child to JOakes.

Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under church life.


Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

Do I need to bring money?

No. As a Baptist church, we recognise that the members are responsible for financing the church's work. At some point in the service, a collection bag will be passed around and anyone is free to contribute if they wish - but if they don't want to, that's fine. By the way, don't be surprised if some people don't put anything into the bag - many members make their contribution through their bank.

The money collected is used to pay for the work that the church carries out, its minister, the running costs, and so on. But it's not all about us - each year we give away at least 10% of the money collected to fund other Christian mission work - locally, nationally and internationally.


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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.

If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.