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.
From Sunday 25 July 2021 you are no longer required to pre-book to attend our Sunday morning services. Our main concern is still that of your safety. You can sanitise your hands on arrival and give your contact details if you wish. Please do continue to wear a mask when not seated and whilst singing. We also ask you to consider others when choosing where you sit.
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CAFE
From Monday 19 July 2021 Government coronavirus restrictions lifted and Cornerstone reflected this. Mask wearing is no longer compulsory inside, although anyone who wishes to continue to wear a face covering is welcome to do so. We are, however, asking all our customers to be mindful of other people’s concerns and anxieties, especially when approaching other tables. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, please do speak to the team leader.
Please take time to read Rev Tim Perkins' Pastoral letter: 11 November 2021, 27 September 2021
Please click on the links for online services from:
Burley Methodist Church
Methodist Central Hall
UPCOMING EVENTS ..........
CORNERSTONE CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS: Cornerstone will be open as normal up until Christmas Eve. Please see here for details of the opening hours over the Christmas & New Year period. We are delighted that we will be open on Boxing Day as a way to offer hospitality to the village but will not be trading. A hot drink or soup will be free and other items can be paid for in cash by a donation to Homeless Hampers.
RECYCLING: Reminder that you can drop the following items off at church for recycling: printer cartridges (British Red Cross), unwanted jewellery (Alzheimer's Society), used postage stamps (Christian Aid/RNIB) and empty blister packs from prescription and over the counter medicines.
CIRCUIT PREACHING PLAN: The preaching plan for December 2021 to February 2022 is now available.
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR: We are again supporting Wharfedale Refugee Response with their Reverse Advent Calendar Appeal. We hope many of you will also lend your support by filling a box during Advent. Alternatively, individual items can be dropped off at Cornerstone.
VIVACI YOUTH CHOIR: Has now resumed rehearsing at 6.30pm on Thursdays. All young people aged 8 and upwards welcome. For further information please contact Eleanor Cree on 01943 875639.
TABLE TENNIS: Table Tennis resumed in the main hall on Mondays at 10am from 6 September. This is open to all but we ask non-Tennis Club members to join as a social/table tennis member of the Tennis Club at a reduced subscription rate this year of £10 which lasts until the end of April 2022.
CLIMATE SUNDAY: Our morning service on Sunday 5 September focussed on Climate issues and how we can address this increasingly serious problem for our planet.
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.
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.