Family Worker


We are sad to report that Jill Pullan has now left her position as Family Worker to concentrate on her training before taking up her appointment as Probationer Presbyter in Sheffield later in 2016.

Jill Pullan was appointed as Circuit Family Worker from November 2013 and worked part-time in our Partnership supporting the Methodist Churches in Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Addingham until the end of February 2016.

A message from Jill:

There are many names, faces and friends I already know within the life and fellowship at Menston and I am looking forward to developing new relationships in the coming months.  The aim of my role is to assist with the development of provision for children, young people and their families, so that they may hear the Christian Gospel and grow spiritually.  It is envisaged that the role will involve links with the churches, communities and schools within the Burley, Menston and Addingham Partnership, working ecumenically wherever possible.  You may, therefore, see me popping up at various activities and events in the coming weeks.  Much of this new role is still to be developed and I am looking forward to working with you all as we seek to discern together God’s will and purpose for these exciting areas of mission and ministry. 

If you see me around the premises please do come and say 'hello' and introduce yourselves.  I will look forward to hearing your own ideas of how we may develop the ministry and mission among children, young people and their families.

Your prayerful support and your continued encouragement will be deeply appreciated.

Every blessing,
Jill Pullan



It was a tremendous privilege for me to be able to host an evening for Menston Cromwell Cubs, on the 6 November at Menston Methodist Church, when 27 Cubs attended to work through their ‘Faith’ Badge.

The Cubs had to find out about a Christian place of worship, the people involved and the roles they undertake, sacred objects, festivals and customs, stories and traditions.  A fun-filled evening of activities, quizzes, object hunt round the church, worship, prayer stations, Bible stories and the sharing of bread and grape juice.  (It wasn’t Holy Communion, simply a time of sharing to experience how Christians worship and to gain insight into and understanding of the sacrament of Holy Communion - this was done with Rev Tim’s permission).  The evening was rounded off with refreshments in Cornerstone.

The Cub leaders and I were deeply touched with the level of engagement from the Cubs, the mature questions they asked, the meaningful way in which they participated and offered prayers and by their honest reflections having shared in bread and grape juice together. 

Please visit the Photos page to see what we got up to.

Jill Pullan

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