Zoar Particular Baptist Chapel Bradford
It is with regret that we have to announce, due to the current lockdown announced in England, there will be no services until Sunday 6th December 2020.
This is the website for Zoar Particular Baptist Chapel, situated on Allerton Road, Bradford West Yorkshire.
We are an independent congregation of Strict and Particular Baptists
Baptists believe in the autonomy of the local church, without being governed by any 'hierarchy' . The church members make all decisions regarding church life.
The term Strict refers to the practice of ‘restricted communion’. Strict Baptists, like many other groups of Baptist churches elsewhere in the world, believe that this privilege should be offered only to those who, having been baptised on confession of their faith, are in good standing with churches holding the same understanding of Christian faith and church order.
Restricting communion in this way does not imply that those who are not admitted are not Christians; rather, it follows from Strict Baptist beliefs about the church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Strict Baptists see baptism as a rite by which believers testify to their faith in Christ, and associate it with church membership. The Lord’s Supper is for those who have joined the church in this way.
Particular refers to the belief in ‘particular redemption’. This is the belief that Christ died to make certain the salvation of a definite number of people whom he has purposed to save, rather than to make possible the salvation of an indefinite number of people who might choose to believe. This belief is also known as ‘limited atonement’, and forms the third of what are commonly known as the ‘Five Points of Calvinism‘.
The Authorised (King James) Version of the Bible is used at all our services. We believe it is still the best English translation of the Word of God. Also, we prefer its reverent approach in addressing the Lord.
We sing from Gadsbys Hymns - a selection of hymns for public worship, first compiled in Manchester in 1816. It is one of the oldest English hymn books still in current use.
To view our 'Articles of Faith' please click here
Services Every Sunday
at 10.30 am.
(please note that there is currently no afternoon service)
Where to find us
(corner of Squire Lane)
(The chapel has its own large car park, accessed from Squire Lane)