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Press Release: Celebrating 10 years in Bathgate

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Centrepoint church Bathgate started 10 years ago with a few families meeting together over pizza. Today it’s a growing multi-ethnic church that have big plans for the future.

Ten years ago, several families in Wester Inch village approached Pastor Tom Jackson, then lead pastor of Centrepoint Edinburgh who was living in Wester Inch Village with his wife and 6 daughters, about the possibility of starting a new church.  “We had planted a church in Edinburgh in 2005 with an international team but had never thought about a church in Bathgate”.

This accidental church plant all started in 2008 with exploratory conversations over pizza dinners in the Community Wing of Simpson Primary School. They began holding services on Sunday evenings to see how much interest there might be but they quickly outgrew the community wing and moved the worship service to Sunday mornings. Over the past 10 years the congregation has grown to over 80 people in regular attendance and their Sunday services include an engaging kids programme that runs parallel to their main service.

They have a packed diary through the year with events including a kids holiday club, community BBQs and Christmas Eve service drawing large crowds. “We are passionate about our local community, we want to see it thrive and are excited about the future”.  Centrepoint Church have had great feedback from the local community about their plans to build a cafe, community and worship space at the heart of Wester Inch.  

Centrepoint Church meet every Sunday at 10:30 am at Simpson Primary School, Wester Inch Village, Bathgate.  They are hosting an anniversary pizza dinner 5:30 pm and celebration service at 6:30 pm on Sunday 13th May at Simpson Primary.  Visit our event page to RSVP for dinner.