A BRADFORD church hopes it has found its permanent home in a former working men’s club.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God has submitted a planning application to convert the Central Division Working Men’s Club building on Clayton Lane, off Manchester Road, into a new place of worship.

The church has been based on Nelson Street since 2010, running on a long lease.

It says the club will be its permanent home after holding services in several different venues across the city since opening in Bradford in 2002.

The application says: “The church commenced services in November 2002. It was first located on Dorset Street, BD5, then moved to Hilton Hotel, now The Bradford Hotel (2003-July 2005), relocated to Mayfield Centre, BD5 (July 2005-2010), and is now at its present location on a long lease (from 2010 to date).

“The church desired to own its property, but this has been a great challenge until recently, as we seek to acquire the property at 4-6 Clayton Lane. This is where we believe our permanent place of worship will be, after the planning permission is granted for change of use.”

It says the building will be used for religious activities, education and training, poverty relief schemes, fundraising, and amateur sporting activities.

A decision on the application is expected later this month.