NO one managed to correctly identify last week’s mystery church, or even have a stab at it. It was the Mount Zion Baptist Church off Water Street, Earby, and is tucked away amongst houses.

The church in 1988 joined up with the Baptist churches of Barnoldswick and Salterforth to work together and where able, to share resources and support each other, says the church website, which adds it is on the verge of amalgamating to form the West Craven Baptist Church.

The other two church buildings are in Manchester Road, Barnoldswick, and in Chapel Hill, Salterforth, and the ministry team leader is the Rev Stephen Keyworth, who joined in August, last year, in a small, socially distanced service.

The church in Earby began in 1819 as members met in one another’s homes. The first pastor, William Wilkinson, walked to London and back, calling at Baptist churches on the way to raise funds to build the first chapel.

The website says: “Several decades later a larger church building was needed so a piece of land was bought and work on Mount Zion chapel began. This larger chapel was demolished in the early 1980s and the church now uses the old Sunday School building and is part of the West Craven Baptist Fellowship, members of the Yorkshire Baptist Association.

“During its 200-year history, the church has made significant contributions to life in Earby, organising musical shows and entertainments, boys and girls brigade and serving hot lunches during winter months. Its parent and toddler group has been running for over 30 years.”

What about this church, above, pictured by Philip Winstanley? suggestions by 8am on Monday to