Leeds on the move
18 February 2016
A grant from Allchurches Trust is helping a congregation in Leeds move to a new church premises.
Back in 1930 a throng of people gathered to witness the laying of the original foundation stone of Bridge Street Church, Leeds. 85 years later, on the 6th September 2015, over 1,000 people gathered there once again.
The reason? The congregation was walking from the old church building to its new site, which provides space for an auditorium, youth centre, children’s centre, café and sports pitches.
The procession brought traffic in Leeds city centre to a standstill. At the unveiling of the new foundation stone, all the Bridge Street pastors from 1977 onwards were present, marking a truly historic event.
Bridge Street Church has always made a real difference in the community, inaugurating foodbanks, children’s groups and job clubs, and the new site will enable outreach to continue and flourish.
The church may be in one of the most deprived areas of the country, but the congregation has pledged just over £1 million, which represents truly sacrificial giving. We are pleased to be supporting this vital project with a grant.