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Lidgett Park Methodist Church
Lidgett Place
Leeds LS8 1HG

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Editor:Dr Stan Pearson
Phone icon (0113) 273 6463
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+ Our Partners - Close

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

+ Our Church Mission Statement - Close

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.

Ways Forward

  • Provide through corporate worship and related activities for spiritual growth and the deepening of faith in God through Christ.
  • Express Christian love through mutual care and support and provide for fellowship for members and for others within the community.
  • Provide outreach of faith and witness within and beyond the local community and to extend the church family.
  • Raise the awareness of the church family of concerns experienced by our fellow Christians and others, in other countries, in this city and the neighbourhood.



Currently on Sundays

Sunday morning worship is from 10.30 to 11.15 am in church and on Zoom (for Zoom codes contact Revd Tanya Short Phone icon 266 6791 / 0779 014 4470 email icon )

Advent Sunday 12th December (3rd in Advent) - 10.30 Mr Grenville Jensen

Lifting restrictions: revised current arrangements for worship in a Covid-safe environment

Worship at Home sheet for Sunday 12th December

Circuit Plan December-February

See weekly 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.


Revd Tanya M. Short

Please contact Tanya for any queries particularly regarding baptism, church membership, weddings and funerals. Phone icon 266 6791 / 0779 014 4470 email icon

Tanya's profile

Patricia DaviesRoom Bookings:
Mrs Patricia Davies
Phone icon (0113) 266 3090
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Howard ClinkardSenior Church Steward:
Mr Howard Clinkard 

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David WilksOrganist:
Mr David Wilks
Phone icon (0113) 293 2960
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Click on any poster to enlarge itAdvent



CDDavid 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)

Regular Activities

During the current coronavirus crisis all meetings were suspended

Brownie Guides
(3rd Roundhay)

BrowniesMondays, 6.00-7.30 pm
Contact: Lyndsay Hamilton
Phone icon 0751 964 6568

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Toddlers@Lidgett OPEN AGAIN

toddlersTerm time, Thursdays, 10.00 to 11.30 am
Contact: Jan Sanders

Phone icon 293 3700
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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.

Badminton Club

BadmintonMondays, 8.30 pm

Contact: Jackie Bennett
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268 4914

Drama Group OPEN AGAIN

dramaEvery 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
Phone icon 269 8341

Slideshow of 2020 pantomime,Sleeping Beauty

Slideshows of other productions

Ladies' Group OPEN AGAIN

At 10:30am Fridays October 15, November 19 and December 17

Contact: Lynne Pullein
Phone icon 266 5303
or Anne Millett
Phone icon 266 6910
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Lidgett Singers

ChoirRehearsals after monthly Saturday coffee mornings and at other times as arranged

Contact: David Wilks
Phone icon 293 2960
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Lidgett Park Band

musicInformal group: all instruments welcome. Plays in morning services every month or two with rehearsal before the service.

Contact: Howard Clinkard 
Phone icon (0113) 267 2986
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Monday afternoon group:
Margaret Mattocks
Phone icon 266 8727

Tuesday evening (joint with Shadwell Methodist Church at Shadwell)
Revd Tanya M. Short
Phone icon (0113) 266 6791
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Community Coffee Morning OPEN AGAIN

coffeeBookstall, 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 
Phone icon (0113) 267 2986
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Social Events


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:

Slideshows of past events

Other Organisations Using the Premises

Playcentre Pre-School Playgroup

playgroupFor children 2½ - 4 years
Monday and Tuesday 9am to 3pm, Wednesdays 9am-12 noon, term time only
Contact: Phone icon 0771 2847753
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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

Music Bugs

Music bigs logoMondays 9.45 (0-crawling) and 10.25 (mixed age)

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Cre8Tuesday 10.00-10.45am

Music and drama for the under 5s.

Contact: Ceri Ford
Phone icon 07736 937982
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Socatots logoFriday 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.


rainbowsTuesday 6.15-7.15pm

For girls aged 5-7. Affiliated to St Edmund's.

They learn about belief, being kind and co-operating with one another.

See Brownies above


ScoutsTuesdays 7.00-9.00pm

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.

Explorer Scouts

ExplorersMondays 8.00-10.00pm

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.

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