Harden Congregational Church, Wilsden Road, Harden.

A Congregational church is a supremely simple way of being church.  It is what happens when people come to Christ, and seek to serve and witness together, with total trust in God.

Congregationalists are so called because they believe that all members of the congregation should share in the direction of the church’s affairs through their Church Meetings.

Congregationalism does not recognise any human being as head of the church.  It has no bishops nor committees nor external authority to impose their will on the independent gathered church.

Congregationalism upholds the equality of all believers, men and women.  The ministry is not a separate and priestly class.  The church Jesus founded was a fellowship, a way, a communion, and a “household of faith”, not an institution.

Activities

Craft Club – Meeting in the church the first Monday in the month at 7.30pm.  Madge has details on 01535 273161

Song and Dance group meets in the church Tuesday evenings from 7.00 pm.  “We’re not looking for opera singers – just people who enjoy a good sing.”

CBB’s – Congregational Busy Babies meet Friday mornings from 9.30 am in the church lounge (Use entrance opposite the Memorial Hall in the park.)  Emphasis is on parent / grandparent / carer participation.   Jane has details on 07896 670086

Easy Bible group – meets Thursday evenings.   01535 275482 for details of next series.

Sunday School meets every Sunday at 10.30 am throughout the year (no breaks for school holidays) for activity filled Christian learning.

Sunday worship with a variety of worship leaders is at 10.30 weekly.  Holy Communion is usually included on the first Sunday of the month.

Worship PLUS  is a monthly service which uses contemporary music and videos,  often featuring guest interviews on current issues.  Recent guests have been from St George’s Crypt in Leeds, Bingley Foodbank, Halifax Street Angels, Christians Against Poverty, and Bradford Immanuel Project.  Watch out for the banner on the church railings!

At six-weekly intervals we hold a church lunch after the service.  All are welcome and there is no charge!

Room Hire

We have a variety of rooms of varying sizes available along with good kitchen facilities.  Contact Pauline for details on 01535 272163

Services offered

We offer infant Baptism or Thanksgiving, Weddings and Funerals.

Contacts

Church contact:  Pauline Marsden, ‘phone 01535 272163

Ministry:  Alice & Robert Waddington, ‘phone 01535 275482   r.j.waddington@talk21.com