WELCOME TO MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
Main Street, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 6NB
Ministers: Rev Tim Perkins & Deacon Liz Day
Lay Pastor (Discipleship & Outreach): Jo Dixon
'Loving God and Loving our Neighbours'
Welcome to the website of Menston Methodist Church.
If you live in Menston or nearby, are new to church or just browsing, we hope you will find the information you are looking for. If you don’t, please use the contact form and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.
Our calling is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ, to live out our discipleship in worship and mission and to offer care and compassion to all God's people, locally and globally, through the power of God's Spirit.
There are many activities taking place within our Church, but the best way to meet us is to come to our main Sunday morning service at 10:30am. All are very welcome, whatever your age or background.
You will find us on Main Street in the middle of Menston. We are easy to find, almost opposite the Malt Shovel pub! There is a small carpark to the right hand side of the Church. The building is wheelchair accessible.
Our community café, Cornerstone immediately adjoins the main Church building.
UPCOMING EVENTS ..........
Our Covenant Groups will be starting a new series of studies in November, looking at a book called, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg. It will help us to consider the question “is a transformed life/spirit actually possible in today’s world?” The groups are great opportunities not just to study the Bible together but to get to know a small group of people at a deeper level, to pray and worship together, and to consider how we can draw other people into the scope of God’s love for them. Groups will run as follows:
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at church from 1.30 – 3.00pm the week beginning the 4th Nov then fortnightly (Contact Jo Dixon 873245)
Monday nights at Oak Villa, 127 Main Street, Menston the week beginning the 4th Nov then monthly (Contact Julie Jennings 876455)
Wednesday evenings at 20 Far Mead Croft from 7.30pm starting the 13th Nov then the 2nd & 4th Wed of the month (Contact Rev Tim 864187)
Thursday lunchtimes at church from 12.00noon with soup and rolls starting the 14th Nov then the 2nd & 4th Thurs of the month (Contact Glenys Lowe 862357)
Anybody from either church is welcome to attend any of the groups but please contact the host first. There may also be the possibility of starting a morning group. If this would be easier for you please contact Jo Dixon (873245).
Saturday 23 November
10am to 12 noon
Friday 29 November
6pm to 7.30pm
PHONE CREDIT FOR REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PEOPLE: Please support this charity by ordering some delicious baked cakes and goodies. Leaflets with full information are on the corridor table and on the notice board. All orders should be received by 10 November.
REQUEST FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS: St Vincent's are wanting for books for 0-5 year olds. This is for a new group being set up to support parents/carers in reading to their children, particularly where the parent or carer is not a confident reader themselves. Please drop off at 133 Main Street or bring to church for Charlotte.
SHOEBOXES FOR JUBILEE OUTREACH YORKSHIRE (JOY): Shoebox Sunday was on Sunday 27 October. We took 33 boxes and £58.50 in donations to Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire. Thank you for your support.
CAMEO RE-LAUNCHED: We are delighted to announce that CAMEO is being re-launched. It will commence on Wednesday 13 November in Cornerstone.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: We are delighted that we raised £381.50 at the Macmillan Coffee Morning held in Cornerstone on Friday 27 September 2019. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.
FAIRTRADE: The Fairtrade mark is 25 years old. We will be recognising this in Cornerstone and will be helping to spread the Fairtrade message.
THE POWER AND THE STORY (3): A new one-year series of themed preaching commencing in September 2019.
CORNERSTONE NEWS: 2019 charity presentations.
CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY (CAP): Please see attached poster which gives an update on the Wharfedale & Aireborough CAP Debt Centre.
GIANNA offers confidential one-to-one support and advice to women and girls during and beyond pregnancy. The service is open to all, and is run by friendly, experienced and non-judgmental staff. They are extremely grateful for our help and support.
REFILL: Cornerstone has signed up to this national scheme whereby anyone can pop into Cornerstone during opening hours and have a water bottle refilled for free. The Pantry in Main Street is also part of this scheme. Download the App.
UNWANTED JEWELLERY: Any unwanted jewellery (including broken and costume jewellery) can now be gifted to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society. Charlotte has envelopes available for any donations.
RECYCLING: Used inkjet cartridges can be donated to the British Red Cross - donation box on window sill just inside the Church side door.
VIVACE YOUTH CHOIR: Do you enjoy singing and entertaining and are aged 8 and over? If so, you would be welcome to join our Vivace Youth Choir.
CORNERSTONE IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS: Would you like to help in our friendly community cafe.
SUN CLUB LOGO: We are pleased to announce our Sun Club now has its own logo, developed from the ideas of our Sun Club children.
FOOD CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED: Please donate any spare tinned or dried goods (or toiletries) which will be used to support local individuals and families in situations of extreme need. Donation bins in Cornerstone and the Church foyer.