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God’s photo of you?

Posted by on September 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

During one of our recent morning services we were each challenged to draw a picture of ourselves. These self-portraits were then put on display at the front of the church and what a strange looking bunch we turned out to be! How we see ourselves can have an enormous impact on our lives. At one end of the scale some will see themselves as being more important, more talented and more righteous than anyone else around them. Whilst others may see themselves as having nothing to offer, no value and no hope. I am reminded of the story of a father...

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Join us for the Great Get Together

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”. So said the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in a speech to Parliament. Sadly Jo is no longer with us, but the national initiative, The Great Get Together, is designed to bring communities together this summer, on the weekend of 17 and 18 June. You are invited to join us for a Great Get Together on Sunday 18 June at Oakes Baptist Church, from 1 till 3 pm. We’ll provide the bouncy castle and fun activities, you bring a picnic! We really hope to see...

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Sharing the joy of baptism, sharing the baptism of Joy!

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in News, Videos | 0 comments

Witnessing a baptism at the end of January, we were reminded of the power of God to change lives – and the love of God as it moves within those lives. A powerful story One of our members, Joy, told her story and spoke powerfully about how God surprised her with how welcoming church can be. From picking up a Gideon Bible in her childhood to wondering if there might be something else, her story speaks of the God who strengthened her through some tough times. He also blessed her in several ways. In response to him, Joy made the decision to...

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Christmas is coming – but what’s on?

Posted by on November 13, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Yes, it’s THAT time of year again! The Christmas ads are starting to appear, but before they have the chance to drown out the REAL meaning, why not take a few moments to put some dates in your calendar and join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Saviour of the world. There really is something for everyone!   Sunday 4th December: Christingle, 3:00 pm Join us for a Messy Church style service with Christmas crafts, make your own Christingle orange and then we’ll gather together for a brief Christmas thought and a...

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Bright Light Fun Night – the alternative to Hallowe’en

Posted by on October 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Many parents have told us that they would rather not take part in trick or treating – but what do you do when there’s pressure to go and roam the streets? Answer: You come to Bright Light Fun Night! This popular event has been running for several years – and offers a chance to have fun as a family and community, while making sure that everyone is safe! There will be games, crafts – and plenty of smiles. Oh, and when you come in you’ll be given  bag which is likely to fill up with sweets as the evening goes on....

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Huddersfield University Christian Union Freshers events

Posted by on September 10, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Huddersfield University Christian Union has planned an exciting programme of events to welcome students arriving in September 2016. Whether you are new to Huddersfield or returning after the summer, they’re a great way to kick off the academic year! What’s on and when Tuesday 13 September 11:00 – 15:00 Barbecue in the Courtyard at Storthes. Thursday 15 September 18:30 – 20:30 Dial a Doughnut: WhatsApp a question about the Christian Faith and a student will bring you a doughnut and the answer! Friday 16 September 18:00...

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Women in the Old Testament

Posted by on September 10, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What can we learn from the lives of some of the women in the Old Testament? Our latest teaching series will look at some of the characters and the part they play in God’s story. Some names may be familiar, while others are perhaps less so. It’s not an exhaustive look at every Old Testament woman, but it may well give you a fresh (and sometimes surprising) view of eight interesting lives – and their relevance to life in the  21st century. The series kicks off with an examination of Sarah – and will also cover Eve,...

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Infirmary service

Posted by on September 9, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Join us for a short service at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary chapel on Sunday 2nd October from 9:30 till 10:00 am

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Community Café closure

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Everyone deserves a break – and our hard working café staff are no exception! So with some staff taking a break, we’ll have a slightly different look at the end of September and into October. Please note that the café will be closed on Friday 30th September and will be open but with a limited menu on Friday 7th, 14th  and 21st October. We’re back with the usual choice of menu on Friday 28th October – and we hope to see you there!

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Oakes Family Summer Fun Time

Posted by on July 21, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Enjoy various summer activities and make the most of our play equipment at the Oakes Family Summer Fun Time. For children from 0 to 11 and their adults, it will be a great way to spend time at the start  of the summer holidays. Running on Friday 29th July from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, bring a picnic and take in the fun! Please note that adults will need to stay with their children throughout. Admission is free, but please register your place by phoning 07729 355 184 or email...

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