Sowerby Bridge Methodist Church came into being in September 1978 as an amalgamation of two local churches, Bolton Brow and Tuel Lane. In 1979, the modernised Tuel Lane building was opened and the church renamed as St Paul's. Within a matter of months two other local churches, Rooley Lane and Boulderclough, had amalgamated with St Paul's but, unfortunately, early on Easter Sunday 1988, the premises were subject to an arson attack and completely destroyed by fire. However, by October 1990 it was possible to open our current purpose-built church on the same site, located in the heart of the local community, within the town centre, just off the main road.
Our Church is mission-based, primarily focused on serving this local community, with our premises being in constant use seven days a week. We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 10.30 am for various styles of child friendly Worship, including Junior Church with the children leaving early on in the service for their own activities and returning at the end to share what they have been doing. We have an active youth marching band, and the full range of Scouting and Guiding groups attached to our church that join us for All Age Worship and Parade services four times throughout the year.
Revd A. Kathie Heathcoat (above)
Dawn Teague & Angela Hellowell (Senior Stewards)
Wendy Young, Eileen Gledhill, Adrian Mitchell
Liz Cheetham, Eileen Gledhill, Angela Hellowell, Angela Lane, Ruth Lee, Rachel Pegg, Joan Rees, Karen Walsh, Wendy Young.
Angela Hellowell (above)
These use Zoom, and the link can be requested from Rev'd Kathie Heathcoat, Dawn Teague or Angela Hellowell.