Main Street, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 6NB
Minister: Rev Tim Perkins
Lay Pastor (Discipleship & Outreach): Jo Dixon
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.
We are delighted that we re-opened our Church for Sunday worship on 28 March 2021. Our main concern is that of your safety and accordingly in line with Government advice, numbers will be restricted, you must pre-book and wear a face covering (unless exempt). If you still do not feel comfortable about returning to worship the pre-recorded service will still be available and the service sheet will be circulated as usual. To pre-book a place please telephone Julie Jennings 01943 876455.
Cornerstone Community Cafe from Monday 12 April 2021, in addition to the takeaway service, you will be able to sit outside in the garden area in groups of up to 6 people or 2 households. Please wrap up warm if it's chilly. You will also need to provide contact details. Visit the Cornerstone page for further details and opening hours.
Please take time to read:
Rev Tim's Pastoral letter of 4 May 2021, 27 April 2021, 21 April 2021, 15 April 2021
WORSHIP FROM HOME:
Please click on the links below for Worship from Home Service Sheets, Resources and Online Services:
SUNDAY 9 MAY 2021
SUNDAY 2 MAY 2021 : Service
Shift : Ordinary People 2
SUNDAY 25 APRIL 2021 : Service
SUNDAY 18 APRIL 2021 : Service
Shift : Ordinary People 1
SUNDAY 11 APRIL 2021 : Service
SUNDAY 4 APRIL 2021 : Easter Sunday : Service
Shift : The Greatest Story
FOR PREVIOUS SERVICES PLEASE CLICK HERE
ADDITIONAL ONLINE SERVICES:
Please click on the links for online services from:
Methodist Central Hall
UPCOMING EVENTS ..........
CORNERSTONE: You are now able to sit outside in the garden area in groups of up to 6 people or two households. If it's chilly please remember to wrap up with a warm coat or bring a blanket. You will also need to provide contact details or scan our QR code.
RUCKSACKS & SUITCASES: Wharfedale Refugee Response collected a large number of rucksacks & suitcases from us for refugee and asylum seekers who often have to move accommodation at short notice and have nowhere put their possessions. Thank you to those who donated to this very good cause.
ECO CHURCH: We are delighted that we have been awarded Bronze Eco Church status in recognition of our efforts to care for God's Earth through Worship, Teaching, Management of Buildings and Land, Community & Global Engagement, and Lifestyle.
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. Alternatively, donations can be dropped off at Cornerstone Cafe during opening hours. 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.
FAIRTRADE: We are delighted that our status as a Fairtrade Church has been renewed.
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.
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.