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.
OUR CHURCH HAS RE-OPENED:
We are delighted that we were able to resume Sunday morning worship in Church on Sunday 4 October 2020. We are now planning to continue services through to Christmas. We will be following government guidelines to keep our congregation safe. Numbers will be restricted and pre-booking will be required (details in this leaflet). During this time online Sunday morning services will continue to be available. As you may have noticed, Cornerstone Community Cafe has now reopened and having undertaken a thorough risk assessment we are allowing outside groups to use our premises for their meetings and activities.
Please take time to read:
Rev Tim's Pastoral letters of 21 October 2020, 14 October 2020, 7 October 2020
WORSHIP FROM HOME:
Please click on the links below for Worship from Home Service Sheets, Resources and online Services:
SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2020
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 2020
SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER 2020
Shift: Stay Informed but Keep Calm
SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER 2020
Circuit Zoom Service at 6pm
SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 2020
Shift : Staycation - Stay Firm
FOR PREVIOUS SERVICES PLEASE CLICK HERE
ADDITIONAL ONLINE SERVICES:
Please click on the links for online services from:
Methodist Central Hall
UPCOMING EVENTS ...........
Friday 6 November 2020
6pm to 8pm
For all 7 to 13 year olds
THE METHODIST CHURCH
REGIONAL WEBINAR SERIES
Follow the link above to book your place.
Thursday 5 November 2020
1pm to 2.30pm
Wednesday 27 January 2021
1pm to 2.30pm
BEING AN INCLUSIVE CHURCH
Tuesday 23 February 2021
1pm to 2.30pm
HARVEST APPEAL: During October we will be accepting donations for St Vincent's Support Centre in Leeds. Donations can be dropped off at Cornerstone during opening hours or at 133 Main Street. The following would be appreciated: tinned & dried produce, toiletries, personal hygiene and household essentials, nappies, baby wipes and baby food.
CORNERSTONE: We are delighted that Cornerstone Community Cafe re-opened on Monday 7 September 2020 at 9am. Please take time to read our new procedures and take a look at our refreshed menu.
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. 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 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.