Sunday 29th July was our last service before the summer holidays, and we like to do different things during August so please note that THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL SERVICES AT THE POTTERNEWTON CENTRE UNTIL SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER.
Sun 5th August - 'Go Local'. Visit your geographically-nearest church (taking our greetings!); or invite someone over you've been meaning to meet up with for ages, but haven't... . Do something different. Take time to recuperate - be at rest. Come back & share the blessing of whatever you've done.
Sun 12th August - Breakfasts at Home. Come to breakfast in one of 3 places. Contact the church office if you'd like details but haven't yet had them (hosts will need to know ahead of time!).
Sun 19th August - Gentle walk & picnic up by the Cow & Calf, Ilkley. Again, please contact the church office if you'd like details.
Sun 26th August - games & chill at Roundhay Park (contact office!).
Sun 2nd September - 10.30am: Hymns in the Street, Regent Street, Chapel Allerton. Join an open-air service with different local churches together, as part of the Chapel Allerton Festival.
Originally a congregation planted from Moortown Baptist Church, we met at Chapel Allerton Primary School from 1994 until Summer 2017. Having outgrown the space available at the school, we have now moved our Sunday venue to the Potternewton Centre (Potternewton View, LS7 2DW).
Back in 2002, we became an independent church. In 2008 Hannah Dey joined the church as our cross-church youth worker, and as of 2013, Chapel A has two ministers: Simon Hall & Robin Thomson.
Sundays at 10.30am in the Potternewton Centre are a mix of band-led worship, teaching and ministry with a coffee break part-way through. There is a range of excellent Sunday Club groups for children and young people, and a relaxed style which seeks to take account of modern living and expresses the truth and challenge of the Christian message.
Occasionally we change the format of our Sunday meeting - especially in the summer holidays - and have brunch or go out for part of the day together, instead of having a central meeting.
We work with the other churches in the area to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to this community. Jesus came to demonstrate and share God's love: we are here to continue to discover, live out, and participate in that work.
We welcome everyone to our church.
Chapel A is a member church of the Yorkshire Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain.