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 will no longer be 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: 27 September 2021
Please click on the links for online services from:
Burley Methodist Church
Methodist Central Hall
UPCOMING EVENTS ..........
TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP
Tuesdays @ 9.30am
in the choir vestry
LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITALS
Friday 5 November
Friday 3 December
1pm to 1.30pm
Menston Methdoist Church
FRIDAY FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Friday 22 October
Friday 5 November
(Our Trip to Oberammergau in 2000)
Friday 19 November
(Verona & the Italian lakes)
£2 per meeting
Friday 29 October
6pm to 7.30pm
followed by Marrick Priory Slide Show
CORNERSTONE: Is now offering a cooked breakfast which is proving very popular with our regular and new customers. Come along from 9am and give it a try. We are also looking for new volunteers to join our Saturday rota. There are two shifts 9am to 12 noon and 12 noon to 3pm. Please speak to Jo or Charlotte if you are interested.
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.
CIRCUIT PREACHING PLAN: The preaching plan for September to November 2021 is now available.
ORGAN VOLUNTARIES: A CD is now available of the organ music recorded by Michael Pratt for online services. Price £5 with proceeds to church funds.
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.