Centenary Year 2009/10

Centenary Service

 

Keighley News article on the Church Centenary

Newspaper article

The Right Reverend David James, bishop of Bradford lead the service

Over 100 people including David, Bishop of Bradford, the Mayor of Keighley and the chairman of the Parish council, past and present clergy, the regular congregation and friends from the village came to the service to commemorate the anniversary of the present church. We were reminded of how this building replaced the iron church and the building started with the laying of the corner stone so” October 1909.

The congregation, particularly the children from Friday church, were amused as the Bishop introduced his sermon with “Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish”. He then spoke of how stones and bits of wood, essentially rubbish, can become a beautiful church – God takes things that the world does not value and turns them into beautiful things, so ordinary people as Christians are the most important part of the church.

This led into the baptism of baby Oliver Phillip, a new member of the church. The evening concluded with tea and cakes in the hall.