Message from the editor 01/07/2020

A bumper edition this month covering July and August. My thanks as ever to all the contributors. The next edition will be published at the beginning of September and it may be possible to print it and distribute as per usual - we’ll see what becomes possible as lockdown continues to be gently eased. The deadline for copy will be 16 August.


By the time you read this, the first steps towards a return to worship will have begun with the opening of St John’s for private prayer on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.

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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