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       Main Street, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 6NB
       Ministers:
    Rev Tim Perkins  & Deacon Liz Day
       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.









     

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

    Following Government guidelines we regret that all Church services and meetings on our premises are suspended until further notice.  In order to keep our community safe, the Church will not be open for private prayer.  Let us remember in this difficult time that God is present in all places at all times.

    Cornerstone is also closed.

    Please take time to read:

    Deacon Liz Day's Pastoral letter of 3 July 2020
    Rev Shannon DeLaureal's Pastoral letter of 29 July 2020
    Rev Lesley Taylor's Pastoral letter of 23 July 2020
    Rev Tim's Pastoral letters of 15 July 20208 July 20201 July 2020

    Rev Tim's Blogs of 17 May 2020 (Some thoughts on Rainbows!), 26 March 2020 (Journeying through Covid-19)


    RE-OPENING OF CHURCH BUILDINGS

    An important message from our Chair of District, Rev Kerry Tankard, about the re-opening of church buildings. Please take time to watch it:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=563630701259110



    WORSHIP FROM HOME: 

    Please click on the links below for Worship from Home Service Sheets, Resources and online Services:

    SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2020
    Service
    The service can also be watched and service sheet downloaded from the Burley Methodist Church website: https://www.burleymethodist.org/sermons
    Shift

    SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2020
    Service

    SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2020
    Service

    Shift: Staycation - Stay Alive

    FOR PREVIOUS SERVICES PLEASE CLICK HERE



    DAILY REFLECTIONS:

    Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June 2020 contributed by Jo Dixon
    Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May 2020 contributed by Viv Pitts
    Monday 11 May to Friday 15 May 2020 contributed by Deacon Liz Day



    ADDITIONAL ONLINE SERVICES:

    Please click on the links for online services from:
    Burley in Wharfedale Methodist Church

    Wesley's Chapel
    Methodist Central Hall



    SOUL TRAINING EXERCISES:

    Just as during this time of social distancing and self-isolation we are encouraged to find ways of continuing to do physical exercise, so it is important for our spiritual health for us to find ways to train our souls. Soul-training exercises are simple exercises that we can practice in order to enable us to become more aware of how God is at work within us and the world. The exercises included in this section are taken from two books by James Bryan Smith, “The Good and Beautiful God” and “The Good and Beautiful Life”. They may need to be adapted slightly in some instances to take account of our current context. However, simply taking one exercise a week and practicing it as often as you are able to will help you to know more of God’s peace and grace in your life:  Soul Training Exercises
     



    THE METHODIST WAY OF LIFE:

    We have recently been considering as a church/circuit how we might use the Methodist Way of Life resource in our small groups. Perhaps now provides an  opportunity for you to remind yourself of it each day and to reflect upon one of the questions.



    UPCOMING EVENTS ...........


    Please see weekly notices, Church Family News and Calendar
    for information on other events and activities.

       

    MINISTER'S BLOG
    Musings from Rev Tim Perkins


     

    Sign up for E-Newsletters from:
    The Methodist Church and take a look at the new Wharfedale and Aireborough Methodist Circuit and the Yorkshire West Methodist District websites.
    CONNEXION:  The latest edition of The Methodist Church magazine.
    VIEWPOINT:  The latest
     edition of the Circuit's look ahead to what's coming up.

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    SAFEGUARDING POLICY
    CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE CONTACT/CONSENT FORM

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    MISSION STATEMENT

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    PRIVACY NOTICE

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    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.


    REFILLCornerstone 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.


     

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