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    WELCOME TO MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    Main Street, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 6NB,9
    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.


    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

    Following Government guidelines we regret that all Church services and meetings on our premises are suspended until further notice.  In order to keep our community safe, the Church will not be open for private prayer.  Let us remember in this difficult time that God is present in all places at all times.

    Cornerstone is also closed.

    Please take time to read Rev Tim's:

    Pastoral letters of 31 March 202024 March 202017 March 2020 
    Blog of 26 March 2020.



    WORSHIP FROM HOME:

    Please click on the links below for Worship from Home service sheets:

    SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020  Blessed be your name by Matt & Beth Redman

    SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2020 

    This service sheet and hymn were available for use at Burley and Menston when the churches were open on Sunday 22 March.
     



    LIVE STREAMED SERVICES:

    Please click on the link for live-streamed services from Wesley's Chapel

    and Burley Methodist Church: https://www.burleymethodist.org/sermons



    SOUL TRAINING EXERCISES:

    Just as during this time of social distancing and self-isolation we are encouraged to find ways of continuing to do physical exercise, so it is important for our spiritual health for us to find ways to train our souls. Soul-training exercises are simple exercises that we can practice in order to enable us to become more aware of how God is at work within us and the world. The exercises included in this section are taken from two books by James Bryan Smith, “The Good and Beautiful God” and “The Good and Beautiful Life”. They may need to be adapted slightly in some instances to take account of our current context. However, simply taking one exercise a week and practicing it as often as you are able to will help you to know more of God’s peace and grace in your life.

    Soul Training Exercises
     



    THE METHODIST WAY OF LIFE:

    We have recently been considering as a church/circuit how we might use the Methodist Way of Life resource in our small groups. Perhaps now provides an  opportunity for you to remind yourself of it each day and to reflect upon one of the questions.



    UPCOMING EVENTS ...........

    ECUMENICAL LENT GROUPS 2020
    'THE CHURCH IN THE NIGHT-TIME'
    Lent Housegroups will run weekly for
    5 weeks from the beginning of March.
    ALL LENT GROUPS ARE CANCELLED

       

    FRIDAY LIVE : CANCELLED
    Friday 3 April
    7.30pm to 9pm
    Fun, Food, Faith, Friendship
    for 13 to 18 year olds

    EASTER FAYRE & COFFEE MORNING : CANCELLED
    Saturday 4 April
    10am to 12 noon
    £1.50 entry

    PALM SUNDAY : CANCELLED
    Sunday 5 April
    10.30am
    Cafe Style Worship in the main hall

    FILM AFTERNOON : CANCELLED
    Saturday 11 April
    3pm
    Free entry
    Refreshments on Sale

    EASTER DAY : CANCELLED
    Sunday 12 April
    9am Holy Communion
    Breakfast in Cornerstone
    10.30am Family Service

    FILM AFTERNOON : CANCELLED
    Friday 17 April
    4pm
    Free entry
    Refreshments on Sale

    NATIONAL ORGAN DAY
    Saturday 18 April
    10am to 12 noon
    Come and play the organ
    Ask questions
    Listen to our organist play

     


    Please see weekly notices, Church Family News and Calendar
    for information on other events and activities.

       

    MINISTER'S BLOG
    Musings from Rev Tim Perkins

    Please visit our Photos page.
    Latest additions:

       

    Latest website additions:
    Christingle 2019
    Marrick Priory 2019
    Wednesday Group programme 2019/2020
    New Mission Statement
    Friday Friendship Group programme 2019/2020
    Drama Group

     


     

    Sign up for E-Newsletters from:
    The Methodist Church and take a look at the new Wharfedale and Aireborough Methodist Circuit and the Yorkshire West Methodist District websites.
    CONNEXION:  The latest edition of The Methodist Church magazine.
    VIEWPOINT:  The latest
     edition of the Circuit's look ahead to what's coming up.

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    SAFEGUARDING POLICY
    SAFEGUARDING NEWSLETTER FEB 2019
    CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE CONTACT/CONSENT FORM

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    MISSION STATEMENT

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    PRIVACY NOTICE

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    FOOD CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED:  Ilkley & Otley Foodbanks are co-operating during the Covid-19 emergency and sharing supplies.  The nearest drop-off is the Co-op in Burley or any major local supermarket.  Financial donations can be made to Leeds North and West Foodbank. Cheques made payable to Leeds North & West Foodbank and sent to LN&WFB, 62a Burley Road, Leeds LS3 1JX or online donations to: Unity Trust Bank PLC - Account no. 20357911 - Sort Code 60-83-01.  While our Church is closed the donation bins in Cornerstone and the Church foyer will not be in use.


    FAIRTRADE:  We were delighted to support Fairtrade Fortnight in Cornerstone from 24 February to 8 March.
     



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    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.


    THE POWER AND THE STORY (3) A new one-year series of themed preaching commencing in September 2019.


    REFILLCornerstone 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.


     

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