Revd Christine BankWe hope you find friendship, instruction and inner peace here. We do not wish to impose our ideas on you, but we would like to help you find guidance about the spiritual motivation we need and the choices we have to make in our daily lives, which affect other people.

Each Sunday we meet for worship, to hear the Bible explained and applied to life, to praise the Lord with hymn-singing and bring our concerns to the Lord in prayer. Our service is at 10:30 am each Sunday for about an hour with complimentary refreshments (hot or cold drinks and toast) in the Hall afterwards.

We welcome children but haven’t got a formal separate Sunday School. There is a play table at the back of the Church and we have ‘story bags’ available with activities for slightly older children to use during the service and the option to go across to the Hall (a separate building) if needed. The service is on an audio link to the Hall. This is an arrangement which is always open to change depending on the families and children who attend.

Our congregation does include DBS checked members and we follow the appropriate safeguarding advice for churches.

Services are informal, with hymn singing and bible readings, led by our minister (pictured) or an approved worship leader. A Holy Supper (Communion) service is conducted every month.

We welcome visitors to all our services here and hope you will find them friendly and spiritually uplifting.

Take West Lane out of Keighley and head up the hill. Braithwaite Road is signposted to the left, where there is a signpost to ‘Laycock’, the next village after Braithwaite. The entrance to our car park is immediately on the left after a small hill, so watch out for the ‘concealed entrance’ sign. Pedestrians can approach the Church directly from the old Braithwaite Village road, which is very narrow and twisty, so it is not recommended for visitors arriving by car.

A service of worship is held every Sunday at 10:30am
The Braithwaite Village Crafters meet in the hall on the first and third Tuesdays each month 10:00am – 12 Noon.

The New Church is happy to welcome all couples considering marriage, please come and join us in our Sunday worship or contact the Minister (christine.bank@generalconference.org.uk)

The Lord Himself describes His great love for the human race in terms of the husband for his wife. This precious gift of love lies at the very heart of married life as each sees their happiness in the life of another.

As we live together day by day there are constant little adjustments and compromises for mutual benefit rather than more selfish or self centred concerns.

We live with mutual giving and receiving; we learn tolerance, forgiveness and understanding. As we live more closely together there is a drawing together of our innermost life as we change and develop in partnership.

There is a real joy and delight in marriages which deepen over the years; and under the Lord’s loving care these can last for ever.

Physical death cannot destroy our love for each other; every person is created to live forever in the spiritual world and if a couple have been truly and joyfully married here on earth the opportunity exists for that partnership to continue and grow in beauty for ever.

However, our experience of life is that not all relationships are successful and there are times when separation and divorce bring a formal and legal end to a marriage. Previous relationships don’t necessarily prevent marriage in church, every couple considering marriage would be asked to talk with our Minister as part of the process of planning and preparation for the ceremony and confirming more detailed arrangements.