Our beginnings can be traced back to the 1960s in the rear bedroom of a terraced house in Sheffield! From there books were distributed worldwide for Gospel Tidings and Zoar Publications. Eventually premises were made freely available by the Particular Baptist Church in Ossett, and so, on 2nd January 1983, the Christian Bookshop Ossett was born. 'Having therefore obtained help of God, we continue unto this day' (Acts 26 v 22) ...this is our testimony.
The stock has expanded over time to fill the shelf space available, but the vision is unchanged. This embraces the promotion of the reading of literature faithful to God's inerrant word. We act as the northern agent for Gospel Standard Publications, and UK distributor of Gospel Mission books and sole distributor of CBO Publications. We also hold a range of Reformed, Calvinistic, Baptist and Evangelical literature from all the best publishers.
Our presence near the centre of a small town in West Yorkshire is a witness in the local community. But perhaps our real service is to the Churches, their bookstalls, Sunday Schools and ministers, to enable them to fulfill their God-appointed mission. This service has no geographical bounds and over time a solid customer base has been built up throughout the UK and abroad.
So whether you visit us on this website or in the shop we promise to offer you a prompt and friendly service at all times. The shop managers are Lorna and Jeremy Roe.
N.B. The 4 little helpers previously mentioned on this page are now not so little and prefer not to have their photos emblazoned on our website! They do however still create plenty of background noise at times in the shop, for which we apologise.
The shop is open from 9:30am to 5pm each day except Saturday when we close at 4pm.
Please note that we usually take a Wednesday off when the shop is staffed by one of our friendly volunteers.
If you wish to visit us, our location just off junction 40 of the M1 near it's intersection with the M62 makes us easily accessible if you are in the north of England. We have free parking to the rear of the shop, and toilets and light refreshments are available.
Postcode for SatNav use: WF5 8AS
From the north:
Head south down the M1 to junction 40.
Take the right exit off the motorway (signposted A638 Dewsbury) onto a dual carriageway.
Almost immediately take a left slip road signposted Ossett.
Follow this road until you see a sign for Ossett Town Centre. Turn left here into Dale Street.
Follow Dale Street until you get to traffic lights at a crossroads. Continue straight on and follow the road round past the Kingsway Church on your right hand side, and then past the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
As you go down the hill you will see Pitchfords Tyres on your right hand side, and a then little further on is the Christian Bookshop on the right. Turn right into the car park between the Bookshop and the Particular Baptist Chapel. To help us be a good neighbour please do not park on the courtyard immediately before the shop, as this is private land. The entrance to the shop is on the main road.
From the south:
Head north up the M1 to junction 40.
Take the left exit off the motorway (signposted A638 Dewsbury) onto a dual carriageway.
Follow directions as from the north.