All the rooms in the Church / Wesleys are available for hire for private functions or regular meetings 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. There are a number of rooms available, including small meeting rooms, Wesleys Hall or the Church itself.
If you would like to book a room at Baildon Methodist Church, please contact our Lettings Officer on 0845 6060844 o rby e-Mail by clicking HERE
Indicative Room Hire Rates [hourly] are shown below, but discretionary, subsidised rates may be offered when a new group is starting-up. If in doubt, talk to the Lettings Officer
- Church (seats 250) £21.00. This space is particular good as a concert venue and is often booked by local bands and choirs for performances. Several choirs rehearse in the Church. It can also be used for children’s activities that need lots of space, physical activities, discussions and conferences. The floor is carpeted. Multimedia and PA system available (training provided)
- Wesleys Hall (seats 90 or 72 on the pull-out theatre seating) £18.00. This space is excellent for physical activities, dance, drama, table tennis, children’s parties and sit-down meals/entertaining/receptions (wood floor)
- Kitchen £20.00 flat rate. Can be hired for use to cater for events or you could let us do the catering for you (training given on equipment use)
- Aldersgate (was Rm 1) (seats 30, rectangular 30m2) £12.00. This room has a 48″ multi-media screen to which a lap-top or phone can be connected for showing of videos or power-point presentations. Window blinds to provide partial blackout. The room is suitable for discussions, away-days and craft activities
- The Den (was Rm 2) (seats 12, 15m2) £12.00 – best used as a small discussion room or as a break-out room
- Browgate (was Rm 3) (seats 4) £10.00, great for one to one client meetings or as a small discussion room.
- Wesleys Cafe £20.00. Although often already in use, this space can be used for break-out sessions or for snacks/meals or buffet that are served from the kitchen hatch.
Rooms that will be available soon in our new Community facility called “The Fold”
- Cornerstone – the corner room in the Upper Fold, 15m2 with great views
- Lower Fold – Used during term times by Baildon Village pre-school but available in the holidays as a venue for Toddlers activities
- Upper Fold – Large 90m2 room with seating for probably 80
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!