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.
The Church will be open for private prayer from 10am to 11am on Sunday 22 November, Wednesday 25 November, Sunday 29 November and Wednesday 2 December. No need to pre-book - just come along. You will need to: wear a mask (unless exempt), sanitise your hands on arrival, give your contact details, follow the one-way system in church and maintain social distancing.
Cornerstone Community Cafe closed on Thursday 5 November and re-opened on Monday 9 November offering a takeaway and delivery service during the current period of lockdown. Please visit the Cornerstone page for futher details.
Please take time to read:
Rev Tim's Pastoral letters of 25 November 2020, 18 November 2020, 11 November 2020, 4 November 2020, 21 October 2020, 14 October 2020, 7 October 2020
Deacon Liz Day's Pastoral letter 28 October 2020
WORSHIP FROM HOME:
Please click on the links below for Worship from Home Service Sheets, Resources and online Services:
SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2020 : Advent Sunday
SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020
SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2020
Shift : Staying Apart by Keeping Connected
SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020 : Remembrance
SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2020
Shift: Staying Alert but Keeping Relaxed
FOR PREVIOUS SERVICES PLEASE CLICK HERE
ADDITIONAL ONLINE SERVICES:
Please click on the links for online services from:
Methodist Central Hall
UPCOMING EVENTS ...........
Christingle Give Away
Thursday 24 December
4pm to 5pm
Collection in aid of
Action for Children
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
Support Wharfedale Refugee Response
Collect one item of dried or tinned food or personal hygiene product
each day during Advent
CHURCH OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
Wednesday 25 November
Sunday 29 November
Wednesday 2 December
10am to 11am
TOY APPEAL IN AID OF BRADFORD REFUGEE ACTION
Toys & games can be dropped off at
Cornerstone up until 7 December.
Due to Covid-19 new toys, etc
would be preferred
THE METHODIST CHURCH
REGIONAL WEBINAR SERIES
Follow the link above to book your place.
Wednesday 27 January 2021
1pm to 2.30pm
BEING AN INCLUSIVE CHURCH
Tuesday 23 February 2021
1pm to 2.30pm
CHRISTMAS CARD DROP OFF & COLLECTION: We regret that we will not be able to operate our usual Christmas card drop off and collection service in the church foyer for members of our congregation this year. We hope you will understand that with the Covid restrictions it will not be possible to do this safely.
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CAFE: The cafe will be closed from Thursday 5 November but will reopen on Monday 9 November offering a takeaway and delivery service during the current period of lockdown. We look forward to keeping in touch with our many lovely loyal customers.
HARVEST APPEAL: During October we collected donations for St Vincent's Support Centre in Leeds. Thank you for your generous support which will be much appreciated by the many families in desperate need at this time.
CAP: An update from the CAP Debt Centre Manager, Samantha Price.
VIEWPOINT: The lastest edition focusses on the work of the MHA Chaplains in our area.
ECO CHURCH: We are delighted that we have just 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.