All aboard the street bus

Launch of the double decker bus in Southowram, for the community and youth work, belonging to Calderdale Methodist Circuit.
Launch of the double decker bus in Southowram, for the community and youth work, belonging to Calderdale Methodist Circuit.

Calderdale Methodist Circuit has sold one of its churches and replaced it with four wheels and two tiers.

Bus Oasis will take to the streets across our region in a campaign to bring the church to the people; if Muhammed isn’t going to the mountain.

On its official launch, the community bus visited Southowram and Mytholmroyd. The bus will focus on community and youth projects across the region for two-three months at a time and has employed two specialised staff.

The bus will open its doors to all ages and aims to be a place to chill out, chat, play games, or browse the net.

Reverend Paul Welch said: “The response was marevellous. People thought it was something really different and envisionary.

“It’s a great way to get the church out into the community rather than expecting people to come into a church building.”