A Home for Centrepoint
A place to worship God, serve our community and reach the world.
After years of looking for an appropriate venue, we are thrilled to announce that Centrepoint Church is purchasing the former St. David’s Church site on George Street in Bathgate. This historic building will become the permanent home for our growing congregation.
We are purchasing St. David’s Church in Bathgate town centre to serve as a home for Centrepoint and as a base for extending God’s good news throughout Scotland and Europe. Built in 1905 for God’s glory and gospel advance, this iconic church closed in 2007 and has since functioned as a cinema and night club venue. By redeeming a house of God for gospel ministry we will help restore spiritual vitality to Bathgate and provide a place for people in our community and beyond to discover life in Christ. As we worship God, serve our community and reach the world, St. David’s will provide a platform for gospel ministry for generations to come.
We began Centrepoint Church Bathgate in 2008 with a small number of local families. Since then, our congregation has steadily grown and now draws attendees from Bathgate and across the region.
Our church family needs a new home – a suitable place where we can put down roots and have space to receive all those God wants to add. As we continue to grow, we face severe constraints at Simpson Primary School: not only is the space limited, but with access to a venue for only five hours on a Sunday, we are not able to serve the town and do all the ministry God has called us to do.
We will all benefit by having appropriate worship space, excellent crèche and kids' church areas, rooms for ministry activities during the week, offices for our staff, and a dedicated venue for training ministers through our school of ministry. Additionally, this town-centre location will help us better serve the local community.
Our New Home: St. David's Church
This Bathgate landmark was built in 1905 with a capacity of 700 people to accommodate a growing congregation. Designed by an award-winning architect, it is marked by a distinctive Star of David on the roof gable above the sanctuary, affirming the Jewish roots from which Christianity sprang through Jesus, the Son of David.
St. David’s was a place where generations before us found spiritual solace, guidance and wisdom. But it was not only a community pillar; as an apostolic hub, it planted other churches, established gospel missions, and ministered to local people from all walks of life.
There is again desperate need for a vibrant town-centre church, and St. David’s is full of potential as a home for Centrepoint and our school of ministry. St. David’s legacy of outreach and ministry will live on through our mission to worship God, serve our community and reach the world.
‘Acquiring St. David’s is a significant development that marks a new phase in the life of our church. While we are extremely grateful to have been able to use Simpson Primary School as our base since our founding, our congregation has grown significantly in recent years and it is simply no longer fit for purpose. Purchasing St David’s is the product of a long-term search for a permanent home, and it is the perfect space with which to meet our needs both now and well into the future. We are deeply thankful for the opportunity to transform this historic building once again into a sacred space for worship, fellowship and spiritual growth for the benefit of not only Bathgate, but West Lothian and beyond.'
Senior Pastor Tom Jackson
How You Can Make a Difference
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Thank you for your partnership in this project. May our collective effort in faith bring blessing and renewal to Bathgate.