Lidgett Park Methodist Church
Leeds LS8 1HG
April | March | February
Editor:Dr Stan Pearson
(0113) 273 6463
Lidgett Park Methodist Church is an
ecumenical partner in covenant with
St Edmund's(Church of England) and
St Andrew's(United Reformed Church). An ecumenical service is held once a month.
Shadwell Methodist Church, with whom we share a minister
Leeds North & East Circuit (27/02)
Yorkshire West Methodist District
The Methodist Church in Great Britain
The World Methodist Council
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.
Click here for a colour brochure with pictures and description of the church's history and features.
Click here for a fuller history and for a description of the War Memorial Stained Glass Windows
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.
Sunday morning worship is at 10.30 in church and on Zoom (for Zoom codes contact Revd Tanya Short 266 6791 / 0779 014 4470
Junior Church every 1st and 3rd Sunday.
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.
Sunday 2nd April - Palm Sunday
8.00am - Revd Tanya Short - Holy Communion (followed by breakfast) See below
10.30am - Revd Tanya Short
Holy Week Services
Wednesday — 5th April: Messy Church for Lidgett Park and Shadwell at Shadwell at 2.00
Maundy Thursday — 6th April 7.30 Ecumenical Holy Communion
Good Friday — 7th April 10.00 Ecumenical Walk of Witness beginning at Lidgett Park, ending at St Andrew’s URC
Easter Day — 9th April
6.00 Sunrise Service in Roundhay Park (near Mansion House)
11.00 Revd Tanya Short - Holy Communion (also on Zoom) (NB later start)
See weekly notices for midweek services and Bible studies
Revd Tanya M. Short
Mrs Patricia Davies
(0113) 266 3090
Mr David Wilks
(0113) 293 2960
time, Thursdays, 10.00 to 11.30 am
Contact: Jan Sanders
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, 8.30-10.30 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, 7.30-9.00 pm
Contact: Carol Russell
Slideshow of Once More With Feeling, June 2022
Slideshow of 2020 pantomime, Sleeping Beauty
Slideshows of other productions
At 10:30am Fridays (monthly)Contact: Lynne Pullein
Occasionally sing in services. Rehearsals arranged as required.Contact: David Wilks
Informal group: all instruments welcome. Plays in morning services occasionally with rehearsal before the service.Contact: Alan Wittrick
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: Liz Pearson
(0113) 273 6463
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:
Wednesdays 7.45 - 9.15 in the Community Hall
This mixed choir of 38 voices sings a range of traditional and contemporary pieces and recently won a first prize in the Rothwell Music Festival. No vacancies for new singers (except basses) at present. Invitations to give concerts welcome.
Contact: John Summerwill 0113 269 7895
Wednesdays 8.00 - 9.30 pm in the Youth Hall
A fun and sociable group of ukulele players who love to play a whole range of songs together to develop skills, rehearse for performances and sing too! All sessions will be live-streamed via Zoom and available to watch up to 30 days after the session on Facebook if you are unable to make it to the live session.
Wednesday afternoons - 1.45 to 3.45pm
Are you or a loved one living with Parkinson’s and want to improve your balance, flexibility and strength? Northern Ballet’s dance classes provide an exciting opportunity to work with our expert teachers, accompanied by live music.
The classes are now live to book and this is the link to the webpage with more information:https://northernballet.com/dance-for-parkinsons
children 2½ - 4 years
Monday and Tuesday 8am to 4pm, Wednesdays 8am-12.30, term time only
Contact: 0771 2847753
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
See also Toddlers@Lidgett above
Mondays 9.45 (0-crawling) and 10.25 (mixed age)
Drama class for children 5-9 years old. Opportunity to develop acting and performance skills, get creative and build confidence.
£6.50 per session, pay as you go. Contact Amanda 0794 1892 273
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.
Thursday 12.30-3pm Contact 0330 555 0310