Message from the editor 01/09/2020

Welcome to the September edition of St John’s magazine. Once again, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to print and distribute the magazine to all our subscribers.


Do check out the article and link to the image of the controversial painting in St Albans Cathedral and consider sharing your thoughts in the next magazine.


The deadline for copy for the October edition will be 13 September. Please send to me or post through the office letterbox. I sincerely hope that we can print and distribute as ‘in the old days!’. 


My thanks as ever to all the contributors. Good wishes to you all and continue to keep safe.

We publish a monthly Magazine with ten editions per year. It contains a range of articles from the usual 'in-house' material to articles of wider concern. Many local firms advertise their services and we are grateful for their support for St John's.

Magazines, costing 60p per issue, (£6 for the whole year) are available from the back of church, delivered within Menston village or can be posted. Please get in touch with the Magazine Distributors via the Parish Office if you wish to subscribe.

The Magazine is published and printed entirely 'in house'. The final process of collating and stapling the pages is undertaken by one of three teams. They have a great deal of fun undertaking this vital task which saves the parish a considerable amount of money each year. New recruits are always welcome!

If you're interested in advertising in our magazine, which gets around 250 readers a month, please contact us,

During this period of self-isolation, back copies of the Parish Magazine can be read by clicking here. 

St John the Divine, Menston Parish Church,
Burley Lane, Ilkley LS29 6EU
Registered Charity Number 11236532

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