A CHURCH without its own building has more than doubled its membership since it was formed four years ago.
The Net church owns no premises, but meets in hotel rooms, sports centre lounges and community venues.
It also has its own website.
It is run by the former curate at Kirkheaton Parish Church, the Rev David Male, and aims to "gather in" people who would be put off going into a traditional church building.
Formed in October 1999, it started with around 40 people - children and adults.
It now has around 100 people who meet regularly for prayer and discussion.
The Rev Male said: "We have seen a variety of people joining."
They included one person who was living rough under a bridge and another who joined through the website.
Mr Male said meetings were often held on Friday and Saturday evenings rather than Sunday.
He said in today's mobile society people didn't always identify with the area in which they lived, but often with friends, work, social life or interests that were not related to geography.
"We long to make Jesus relevant and real to the people of our town, so we often use multimedia to enable us to start from where people are," he added.
The Huddersfield church has also linked up with a church in Taiwan and a group has visited the country.
It has also been involved in setting up similar churches in Scarborough, Stoke on Trent, Birmingham and Bristol.
The website address is www.netchurch.org.uk