Welcome to the website for St John the Divine
Whether you are new to the village, new to the church or just curious about us, we offer a warm welcome to our services. We hope you'll take a look around our website, get a taste of what we are about as a church and feel comfortable enough to pay us a visit in person. We seek to nurture Christian faith, sharing the love of God locally and globally.
St John's is the Parish Church for Menston and Burley Woodhead and is part of the Diocese of Leeds. It has been a place of worship since 1871. The church is usually open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday for quiet prayer and reflection. The news sheet gives details of services and activities for the coming week.
Ruth, who has been vicar at Menston Parish Church since 2003 is moving to a part time post in the Baildon Ministry team. Unlike most organisations the Church of England does not arrange a seamless handover from one job holder to the next, it deliberately arranges to have an 'interregnum' so the church community and the new vicar can make a fresh start in their job of spreading the Good News.
To help us in planning for this new chapter we have prepared the survey below. It is aimed at all Menston residents whether interested in 'religion' or not. It won't take long and is anonymous - it might help the church to better serve the community. Please give it a moment of your time.
The survey can be accessed here: https://goo.gl/forms/uEnMEiPQaiYDOGu22
Roger Banister, Churchwarden