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.

Our new Alpha Course starts Tuesday 16th September 2014. CLICK HERE to sign up or request further information.

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"