“… 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, and in has come a comfortable main hall at the top of the building and spacious offices and function rooms at the St Georges Road level. At the Bark Street level the building features our Bark Street Hall, seating 150+, CafeCreate and its associated kitchen.
Throughout the building a modern, 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 organisations.
The building houses several organisations in addition to CHURCH@Claremont. Other churches use our facilities throughout the week and on Sundays, while CreateBolton, a growing charity organisation, holds CafeCreate every Friday and Saturday and various creative functions all through the week. CreateBoltones provide an opportunity for budding young musicians who may not otherwise be able to experience the thrill of making music, while art, pottery and photography courses are available to all. Ambassadors Football has its administrative headquarters here and a high quality professional photographic studio (CT Images) operates from our Bark Street entrance. Our latest addition is the services of Dragonfly Counselling.