“… When you ask God for something and it happens, don’t look for 'coincidences' or 'reasons' – say “Thank You” and move on …”
Claremont House has been the home of CHURCH@Claremont since 1982. During that time the building, originally built in the 1860's as Claremont Baptist Church, has been completely refurbished to modern standards of comfort and safety. Gone are the old pipe organ and the massive balcony, having been replaced by a comfortable main hall seating over 300 people and spacious offices and function rooms at the St Georges Road level.
At the Bark Street level the building features our Lower Hall, seating 150+, a cafe and kitchen, two studio areas and it's own independent washroom facilities.
Throughout the building a fire resistant structure with fire doors at every level and a modern alarm system, ensures the maximum safety for those using our facilities. The building is managed in accordance with the requirements of local planning and the relevant Health and Safety authorities.
The building houses several organisations in addition to CHURCH@Claremont. A French / African church, Les Rachètés de L'Eternel, uses our Lower Hall on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Potter's House Church holds bible studies and many other events in our Seminar Room at various times.
CreateBolton, a growing charity organisation, opens the doors of CafeCreate, an ideal place to enjoy a coffee and a snack in a convivial, creative atmosphere and to browse the work of local artists and artisans, every Friday and Saturday. CreateBoltones provide an opportunity for budding young musicians who may not otherwise be able to experience the thrill of making music, while various art, musical, pottery and photography courses are available all through the week in the cafe and studio areas
Ambassadors Football, a sporting charity, has its administrative headquarters in our office suite and CT Images, a high quality professional photographic studio, operates from the studio at the Bark Street entrance. Our latest addition is the services of Dragonfly Counselling, available by appointment in the office suite.