About Us Mount Zion

Mount Zion Church Cliviger

This church seeks to enable equip and encourage people to come to faith in Jesus and develop their gifts in His service.

ABOUT Mount Zion

Mount Zion is a group of ordinary people who believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and have found Jesus Christ to be their saviour and friend - someone who gives inner peace, strength for daily living and a hope for the future.
Mount Zion is an Independent Methodist Church. The term “Independent” indicates a congregational form of church government and “Methodist” reflects our doctrinal position and form of worship. As well as being members of the Evangelical Alliance, the church is also in partnership with the Baptist Union of Great Britain and sponsors and supports a number of missionaries throughout the world.



The church began in Walk Mill, Cliviger, in 1878 - the first meeting being on July 7. Under the leadership of Robert Marshall they held meetings in a weaving shed and then hired a room from the Cliviger Cotton Shed Co Ltd for £15 a year. The group joined the United Free Gospel Church and became the Independent Methodist Chapel, Walk Mill, in the Colne circuit of the Independent Methodist Connexion of churches.
The Sunday School had about 120 youngsters and a day school was also begun on July 22, 1878. A single room was packed with 160 children each day.
The headmaster was Mr Thomas Butcher who had previously been at Mereclough School. He was paid £25 a year and had other teachers and helpers to control the large class.
With financial help from the United Free Gospellers a chapel was built in Burnley Road on land alongside the entrance to the Railway Drift Mine. The school-chapel was opened in 1880 - the building is still in use after a number of alterations.

The church is also a member of the Evangelical Alliance - a national body seeking to promote unity and understanding between evangelical churches in the UK.


When we meet

We offer a wide and varied programme of activities throughout the week to suit the wide age range of our fellowship.

10.45am - Family Worship and Sunday School Children from the age of five are welcome to join our teaching groups, a crèche is also available.
6pm - Evening Worship
* Communion services are held at 9.30am on the third Sunday in each month and an evening communion follows the evening service on the first Sunday of each month.

1pm - Monday at one
8pm - Prayer Meeting

7.45pm - Keep Fit To DVD
8pm - Home-based Bible study

8pm - Home-based Bible study

8pm - Home-based Bible study


Where are we?

Our church is situated on the side of the A646 Burnley Road between Burnley and Todmorden.
It is easily reached from junction 9 off the M65 and from the Rawtenstall end of the M66 or the A646 from Halifax.