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All the rooms in the Church, Wesleys, and The Fold are available for hire at times when they are not otherwise in use. Wifi is available in all rooms. We are keen that our premises should be of service to the local community. The building is a no-smoking facility and alcohol cannot be consumed here.

To book a room at Baildon Methodist Church, please contact our Lettings and Community Liaison Officer on 07434 658283 or by e-Mail by clicking HERE

Indicative Room Hire Rates are shown below, but discretionary, subsidised rates may be offered for a short time when a new group is starting-up. In these Covid times, our Lettings Officer will need you to comply with the Covid-safety arrangements that the Church has put in place and to ask you to carry out a risk assessment in relation to your specific activity.. You may also be asked (when relevant) to let us have copies of the following documents:

  • Insurance cover
  • Safeguarding policy and DBS compliance (for work with children)
  • Advice and guidance from a relevant professional body in relation to operation during the Covid pandemic.

All these arrangements need to be finalised before a booking can be completed.

  • Church (During Covid seats 30: Pre-covid 220) £21.00/hr.  Large hall: good for activities needing a lot of space. The floor is carpeted. Multimedia and PA system available (training provided)
  • Wesleys Hall (During Covid seats 24: Pre-covid 90 or 72 max on the pull-out theatre seating) £18.00/hr.  Excellent space for drama, physical activities, table tennis. Wooden, spring dance floor
  • Wesleys Cafe (During Covid seats 24: Pre-covid 40) £20.00/hr.  Informal area with café tables and chairs. Often in use by the Café itself but may be bookable at other times
  • Upper Fold (During Covid seats 30: Pre-covid 60) £20.00/hr.  Large 90m2 room with audio visual equipment (training provided)
  • Lower Fold £20.00/hr – Used during term time by Baildon Village PreSchool but may be available during holidays for Young Children’s activities
  • Cornerstone (During Covid seats 8: Pre-covid 10) £12.00/hr.  Small meeting room with great views
  • Wesleys kitchen.  Not available for hire during Covid pandemic
  • Aldersgate (was Rm 1) Not currently available because of work going on to create new toilet accommodation. Likely to be available again in the New Year 2021
  • The Den (was Rm 2) Not currently available because of work going on to create new toilet accommodation. Likely to be available again in the New Year 2021
  • Browgate (was Rm 3) Not currently available because of work going on to create new toilet accommodation. Likely to be available again in the New Year 2021.

Behind the names….

In the Methodist Church ‘Aldersgate’ has a special significance.  It references a life-changing moment in the Christian journey of John Wesley, the most prominent of the founders of Methodism.  In May 1738, John unwillingly attended worship at a Moravian ‘Religious Society’ meeting on Aldersgate Street in London.  It was during this service that he felt his “heart strangely warmed”, as he experienced God’s love in a most personal and life-giving way.  Until then he had known God in his mind, but not in his heart.  Now he understood the value of a personal experience of God that would bring assurance of salvation to the believer.

John Wesley preached at Baildon on four occasions.  The first was on August 23rd 1748 at one o’clock in the afternoon.  Later the same day he preached at Bradford and recorded in his diary that on this occasion “none behaved indecently save the curate of the parish”.   By his second visit on July 27th the society had 38 members out of a then population of about 1500.  This time Wesley preached in the churchyard, as the parish church would not contain all the congregation.  He recorded that the wind was extremely high and blew in his face all the time.  On his third visit on July 19th John Wesley dined at Baildon, then preached and afterwards went on to Otley to preach again.  He was 81 years old on his final visit on July 22nd 1786.  He arrived at Baildon by chaise and tradition has it that he preached from the upper window of a house in Browgate.

An architectural term referring to a significant block in a building that connects side walls thus providing stability, strength and support to the structure.  But also a word used in the bible primarily in reference to the point that the very foundation of our Church is Jesus Christ. Acts 4 8 – 12 From The Message “With that, Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, let loose: “Rulers and leaders of the people, if we have been brought to trial today for helping a sick man, put under investigation regarding this healing,  I’ll be completely frank with you—we have nothing to hide.  By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the One you killed on a cross, the One God raised from the dead, by means of his name this man stands before you healthy and whole.  Jesus is ‘the stone you masons threw out, which is now the cornerstone.’  Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.”

“A lair of wild beasts”. “A resort of thieves”. “The Lion’s Den into which Daniel was cast”.  Nope!  Just a room name beginning with D, that will have a homely and comfortable feel, in Phase 2 of our redevelopment but for the meantime is the name of the old Rm 2!