Welcome to Sion Baptist Church

Where you will receive a warm and friendly welcome, whether you are seeking God for the first time, thinking about returning to Church after a break, looking for answers to your questions or already a committed Christian - Sion looks forward to meeting you in Jesus' Name.

Weekly Bible Study Groups

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With the exception of the Tuesday afternoon group, our groups take a break during August - please see the Diary for details.

Mums & Toddlers Group

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We have a successful Mums and Toddlers Group every Wednesday morning 9.45am to 11.15am.

Rev'd Peter Heywood BSc - Assistant Pastor


I was Ordained as a Vicar in the Church of England in 1975. I worked in parishes in Higher Blackley, Manchester, then Denton, before becoming Vicar of St Paul’s Church in Rossendale.

I took early retirement in 2001 because of some health issues. About 8 years ago my wife and  I started to attend Sion where I became a Deacon and recently have been well enough to be appointed part time Pastoral Assistant.

I have been married to Linda for more than 40 years and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. I very much enjoy my family as well as selling on ebay and (books) on Amazon.

I became a Christian in 1963 when I had a ‘conversion’ experience, previously believing that I was an atheist.

Bible Verse for 2014

"Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus on whom our faith depends
from beginning to end.
Hebrews Chapter 12 verse 2 GNB"