Lidgett Park Methodist Church
Welcome to Lidgett Park Methodist Church. We are a friendly community, always ready to welcome visitors and new members to our Sunday services and to any of our wide range of weekday activities. There is something for all ages, and we serve our local community by making our premises available to a number of outside organisations: the premises are busily used every day.
We are committed to expressing our faith in practical ways, and therefore hold many social events that raise many thousands of pounds a year for charitable work in this country and abroad.
We also house the Circuit Office and a substantial preachers' library that is available for anyone to use.
The first buildings (the current hall and vestry) were built in 1910, when the surrounding area was mainly farmland about to be developed into a housing estate. The chapel was opened in 1926. It is a fine building, furnished in polished oak, with something of an 'Arts and Crafts' character.
To provide for our church family a basis for spiritual growth, mutual care and support, outreach of faith and witness and seek to raise their awareness of concerns in the wider church.
notices for midweek services and Bible studies
Morning service and Junior Church, every Sunday at
10.30 am. Children of all ages welcome.
Evening service on some Sundays at variable times and often at other locations, with details available on the weekly notice sheet,The Link, and the circuit plan.
Holy Communion on last Thursday of each month.
Mr David Wilks
(0113) 293 2960
David Wilks, organist at Lidgett Park, has produced a CD which is entitled 'In a Lighter Vein' and includes such favourites as The Dam Busters March, The Flower Song from Carmen, the prelude Londonderry Air, Elgar's Chanson de Matin and Juliet's Waltz Song from Gounod's Romeo & Juliet, just to mention a few.
Importantly, the CD has been professionally produced and the result is a beautiful reflection of David's musical skill and the magnificence of our organ. The CDs are can be ordered from Kathy Benson (07503 083256). The cost is £10 per CD plus £1.38 p&p and ALL the proceeds will go to the Project funds.
Children from babies to 4 year olds come with mums, dads, grannies or carers. The children have freedom to play on equipment, do some prepared craftwork, socialise and enjoy drinks, fruit and biscuits. It is a welcome time for adults to socialise as well and make new friends. About a dozen women from the church are helping to run this group.
Mondays, 8.30 pmContact: Jackie Bennett
Every year the talented and enthusiastic drama group presents a pantomime, and two or three plays, which they perform in several locations across West Yorkshire, not only at Lidgett Park. The performances raise considerable sums of money for charity. They also provide entertainment at social events and sometimes contribute to services of worship.
Tuesdays, 7.30 pm
Contact: Carol Russell
Alternate Thursdays, 7.45 pmContact: Lynne Pullein
Rehearsals after monthly Saturday coffee mornings and at other times as arrangedContact: David Wilks
Informal group: all instruments welcome. Plays in morning services every month or two with rehearsal before the service.Contact: Howard Clinkard
Contact: Margaret Mattocks
Bookstall, plants, cards,
Traidcraft, cake stall and refreshments, raising money for the annual
church project, which supports charitable work in Britain or abroad
1st Saturday of the month 10.00-11.45 am
Contact: Howard Clinkard
(0113) 267 2986
Frequent social events are organised which are entertaining and community-building, and that raise more than £10,000 per year for the annual charity project. In the past ten years the church has raised more than £100k for charitable purposes in Britain and overseas.
In 2017/2018 we raised money to make our main entrance on Lidgett Place more accessible and welcoming to people who come in that way. Included in this work was the addition of fully accessible toilets. In 2019/20 we have been raising funds for Oasis Relief Zambia which provides clean water and for Streeper Village Bangladesh which helps women in that area
Slideshows of recent social events:
Jeannette heads a team of helpers who run this
structured Ofsted pre-school nursery, which was
started by Loma Crawford in 1964 and taken over by Jeanette in 1998. Their many activities help them to learn [through play and socialise
Mondays 9.45 (0-crawling) and 10.25 (mixed age)
Music and drama for the under 5s.
Term time: 7.30-9.00 am
and 3.00-6.30 pm
Candystripe look after children from about 6 to
11 years before and after school each day during term time. There
are many activities for them as well as some quiet space. They
provide a breakfast club and a variety of food for those who are
"starving" at the end of school.
Contact: 0113 225 1872
Friday mornings and Saturday mornings. Liam and his team have lots of fun with the children as they learn new ball skills and learn to co-operate as a team.
For girls aged 5-7. Affiliated to St Edmund's.
They learn about belief, being kind and co-operating with one another.
Aged 10-14 meet on Tuesdays in the Scout Hut with Stephen Milway and his team and are affiliated to St Edmund's. They enjoy camping, adventure and teamwork. They learn navigating, orienteering and mapwork skills.
Affiliated to St Edmund's, Explorers age 14-18 meet in the Scout Hut at Lidgett Park to have fun indoors and outdoors, co-operating with others and making friends. Their activities have a strong spiritual base and a respect for others and the world.
Wednesday afternoon and evening classes, all ages