Keighley Shared Church (St Andrew), Keighley

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At Keighley Shared Church we aim to be a sign of the love and faithfulness of God in our local community.  Visitors and newcomers are welcome to join us at any of our services, and the church is open on Friday mornings for anyone who wants to look around the building or find a quiet space to pray.  A number of regular activities, including coffee and lunches, take place in the hall.  Our church has congregations from different Christian traditions, which reflects our openness to working alongside others in our community to improve life in Keighley. 

Both Anglicans and Methodists have been worshipping at this Church since 1975 when the Temple Street Methodist congregation left their buildings and came to join the Anglican congregation of the parish of St. Andrew's.  In February 2000, this became a Local Ecumenical Partnership.  In September 2014 we were very pleased to welcome the family service from St Marks Utley, who relocated to the Shared Church, bringing new energy and a commitment to evangelism and discipleship, and this gives us new opportunities to share the love of God with the people of our town.

Our church services aim to tell of the love and forgiveness Jesus offers to everyone and to provide a place to grow in faith in the church family.  Church members are encouraged to take part in leading prayers, reading and sharing, and there are opportunities for those who wish to receive prayer (in confidence) for healing or any other need.  During the Family Service, there are several groups for children and young people aged 2-14 years to allow age-appropriate teaching and the growth of friendships and faith.  We also run different groups for adults during the week, both in homes and at church, for bible study, prayer, and friendship.

As the town-centre church with multi-media resources and a large, flexible worship space, we host different activities supported by Christians from across Keighley.  Christian Links in Keighley Schools (CLiKS) run events each term for up to 700 Year-5 or Year-6 pupils (Rewind to Christmas, Rewind to Easter, and Fast Forward to secondary school), and X:Site Keighley hold bi-monthly Saturday evening events for 7-11 year-olds and an Easter holiday club.  The Church is used for civic services such as Remembrance Sunday, and musical concerts; it has a fine organ and grand piano.

We offer chaplaincy to the town, and are involved in various partnerships with civic leaders and with the Muslim and other faith communities, including United Keighley and the Keighley Inter-Faith Group.  Keighley St. Andrew's Church of England Primary School is attached to the parish of St. Andrew's and Church members are involved as Governors of the School.  We play an active part in the wider church, in Keighley Churches Together, the Keighley Deanery of the Anglican Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, and the Airedale Methodist Circuit of the Methodist West Yorkshire District.

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Anglican Priest: Vacant
(01535) 607003 (Parish Office) or 01535 602669 (Rev Sandie Exley-Watts, Methodist Minister)

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Sunday

United Worship
Both Anglicans and Methodists belong to this congregation. On alternate weeks the service is either traditional Anglican-led Holy Communion, or Methodist-led worship in a variety of styles. This service tries to bring the best from both traditions to enrich the shared experience of worship, feeding our spiritual journey from the deep wells of time-honoured faith. Traditional and contemporary hymns are sung. Preaching is relevant to life in today's world, and church members are encouraged to take part in leading prayers, reading and sharing.
Check the What's On? page of our website for variations to the normal schedule. This service occasionally does not take place when there are special events on a particular Sunday.
Every Sunday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Family Service
This is a lively informal service. All ages are welcome and the relaxed style makes it family-friendly. Worship is led by a group of musicians and singers. Small groups for children and young people take place during the service offering age-appropriate teaching and the opportunity to make friends. Preaching is relevant to life in today's world, and church members are encouraged to take part in leading prayers, reading and sharing. There are opportunities for those who wish to receive prayer (in confidence) for healing or any other need. There is Communion on the first Sunday of the Month.
Check the What's On? page of our website for variations to the normal schedule. This service occasionally does not take place when there are special events on a particular Sunday.
Every Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly

Friday

Friday & Saturday Morning Coffee
The Hall is always open for Morning Coffee on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Every Friday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Refreshments
Shoppers' Service
This is a popular service for people who are in town on a Friday morning and it attracts Christians from various Keighley churches. The service lasts 20 minutes and the Church remains open for visitors and private prayer until 12 noon.
Every Friday at 10:30 AM for 20 minutes

Saturday

Nightshift
A warm, dry space and a listening ear for the late night drinkers in the centre of Keighley. Tea and coffee also served.
Every Saturday at 10:00 PM for 2 hours

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

House groups, Disciple Group, New Monastic community
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Friday morning
Hall for Hire See website
Other information
Team Vicar: The Revd Jonathan Llewelyn PRITCHARD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2612
Built: 1848
Architect: R. D. Chantrell
Style of worship: Central, Charismatic Evangelical, Methodist
Our Patron: Bishop of Bradford
CofE Church Info: (646340 4/167)
Short URL: acny.uk/2612/
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The current editor is: Cherry Connolly

This page was last updated on Tuesday 29th November 2016
 
 
 
Keighley Shared Church (St Andrew) : Church Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 5HT

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