As we look forward to a time of reconstruction and rebuilding we want The House to be at the centre of this. As we look to move the project forward there are three specific prayer points.

  1. We need to see the finance for the rebuilding work in place. We are humbled and blessed by the money we have received and we are looking in faith so see the rest come in soon. Please pray that the grant applications we have put in are successful and we are able to close the funding gap.
  2. We will be approaching three contractors very soon to get prices for the work. Pray that we are guided to the right contractors and that we will build good relationships with them in anticipation of awarding a contract.
  3. Pray for wisdom for the ministry team and deacons as we consider how The House will be operated in practical basis, and how best to use the partnerships we have to start rebuilding our community.

SBC have made a connection with Restored, a charity who are changing the story for survivors of abuse.

Restored want to see a network of churches that do not tolerate abuse, but instead provide a safe refuge for survivors, nurture them back to health and demonstrate God’s deep love for them.

Skipton Baptist Church have started their first Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing group.

A Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group is a safe and supportive space:

  • for people who feel or have felt overwhelmed.
  • providing tools for self-management.
  • in a facilitated peer mentoring style setting.
  • Issues covered include; disappointment, loss, anxiety, anger perfectionism, shame and resilience. We look forward to running these groups in The House when the refurbishment is complete.

Skipton Baptist Church were delighted to welcome Ruth Rice to speak to us today.

Ruth is the founder of Renew Wellbeing, helps churches open spaces of welcome and inclusion in partnership with mental health teams to improve mental and emotional wellbeing.

Craven Council have given building control approval for The House.

Bowman Riley Architects have been appointed as designers for The House.

Skipton Baptist Church is looking forward to working alongside our neighbours in designing a building for our local community.

Skipton Baptist Church has gained planning permission.

Craven District Council has given planning approval to convert the former Fisher Medical Centre into a centre for community activities alongside church offices.

The House opens its doors to the community.

Skipton Baptist Church will reveal its plans for 47-53 Otley Street to the community with an open day. Guided tours will be available alongside the plans and vision for the building.