Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Chaos? Stress? Uncertainty? Confusion? 
Our chapel certainly does not look its best right now, having been flooded like so many other premises in the town, but we’re open for business.
If you want a time and place to sit quietly, to reflect, to pray or to be prayed for, just come in. We aim to be open between 12.00am – 2.00pm.
Open to people of all faiths or no faith
Email requests to:  prayers@hope-baptist.org.uk

Three heroines of Hebden Bridge help to get Hope Chapel open.

Flooded or not, from tomorrow, we will be providing a sanctuary space for everyone and anyone. 

Monday, 28 December 2015

A gang of volunteers gets to grips with the layer of mud and wet carpets in the community rooms.

It's heart-warming and moving to see such community spirit. We love this place and these people!

The clear-up starts. Who needs International Rescue when you've got Joan and Muriel?

Note the fine new floor covering in the Ebenezer Room, which seems sound. £6K-worth of pew cushions safely stored upstairs too.


Sunday, 27 December 2015

Dawn breaks on the 27th December 2015 at Hope Baptist Church - established 1777.

The flooding's worse than 2012, with over a foot of water throughout the ground floor, including the chapel.

The building is a mess, but we remain 'Christ Centred - Community Focused'.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

The chapel space may be closed ... but the church is a bunch of people and we're alive and well. Super candelit service this evening. Thank you music group and Allan for leading and an inspring message.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Great effort everyone with the Christmas Fayre, which replaced the Christmas Tree festival at short notice. Sybil's clutching the few remaining knitted nativity figures - and is pleased to announce - for those who entered the competitions - that the price of hamper was valued at £47.26 and cake weighed 5lb 12 ozs

Friday, 4 December 2015

If you missed this lot at tonight's carols in the garden session - you can still hear them at the Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday 20th.

Next stop, X Factor!