"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever." Hebrews 13 v.8.

If you come inside the Gospel Lifeboat Mission you will find the above text on the wall above the pulpit. This text was chosen by the members when the present building was erected in 1979 because it is something we sincerely believe to be true.

The original Mission was opened in 1891, founded by Albert Shears who travelled around in a horse‑drawn caravan preaching the Gospel. The Lifeboat Mission may seem a strange name for a place so far from the sea but the object of the Mission was to be a 'Lifeboat' for souls. Over the years people have gone out from the Mission to take the Gospel to others just as many have come inside to hear the Gospel preached.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired written word of God and try to live our lives according to the guidelines it sets for us. We also believe in a personal relationship with God and that He knows and understands our human weaknesses, and who is always ready to forgive when we confess our sins to Him.

We have different preachers each Sunday, some from our local area and some from further afield, one even comes from Wales. Their ages and faces may differ but one thing they all have in common is their love for the Lord Jesus and a firm belief in the Bible.

*   Where: Gospel Lifeboat Mission Hall

*   When: Sundays at 10.45am & 6pm  - Holy Communion on the first Sunday evening of the month.

*   Wednesdays at 7.30 Bible Study and Prayer meeting

Contact: 863 114

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve - "Carols by Candlelight" at 6.30pm. Refreshments at the close.

Christmas Day - a short service of "Celebration" at 9.30am.