More than 35 members and friends enjoyed a meal at the Balmoral Hotel to celebrate the 316th anniversary of Bridlington Baptist Church.
Guest Speaker for the weekend was Revd Keith Gilbert from Crowborough, Sussex who was minister of the church for more than 13 years until retirement.
The first Baptist Church was in a small terraced house near the Priory, before moving to permanent premises on Applegarth Lane.
Larger premises were built on Quay Road, next to the Police Station, but they had to be demolished due to structural damage.
The congregation now meet in the re-furbished Sunday School building, where a tower was built to access upstairs rooms.
Anniversary services continued on Sunday when Revd Gilbert preached from Ephesians, “What we should be doing for the Lord Jesus, after what he’s done for us: Standing fast: Growing up and Reaching out.”
This week’s, 5 October, services are to be conducted by Revd Paul Greenin, from Filey at 10.45am and Nathan Barnard from Scarborough at 6.30pm.
Midweek activities include a ‘Craft Group’ on Wednesday at 2pm, a monthly Men’s Group visiting various attractions such as Bradford’s Photographic and Media Museum, Wakefield Colliery Museum, white water rafting and a prayer meeting on Thursday at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. There is a loop system in place and a large car park.