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Lidgett Park Methodist Church
Lidgett Place
Leeds LS8 1HG

Where to find us

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Daily Devotion
A Word in Time - Bible Study
Prayer of the Day

The Link - our church magazine

July 2024

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Editor:Dr Stan Pearson
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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.



Sunday morning worship is at 10.30 in church and on Zoom (for Zoom codes contact Revd Tanya Short Phone icon 266 6791 / 0779 014 4470 email icon )
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 21st July
10.30am - Revd Tanya Short

June-August Plan | September-November Plan

See Weekly notices for midweek services and Bible studies


Revd Tanya M. Short BA

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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Senior Church Stewards:
Mrs Joan Roberts email icon

Mrs Sue Wittrick email icon

David WilksOrganist:
Mr David Wilks
Phone icon (0113) 293 2960
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Regular Activities

Brownie Guides
(3rd Roundhay)

BrowniesMondays, 6.15-7.30 pm

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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, 8.30-10.30 pm

Contact: Jackie Bennett
Phone icon 268 4914

Drama Group

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, 7.30-9.00 pm

Contact: Carol Russell
Phone icon 269 8341

Slideshow of Once More With Feeling, June 2022

Slideshow of 2020 pantomime, Sleeping Beauty

Slideshows of other productions

Ladies' Group

At 10:30am Fridays (monthly)

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

Occasionally sing in services. Rehearsals arranged as required.

Contact: David Wilks
Phone icon 293 2960
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Lidgett Park Band

musicInformal group: all instruments welcome. Plays in morning services occasionally with rehearsal before the service.

Contact: Alan Wittrick
Phone icon(0113) 261 3392
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Community Coffee Morning

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: Liz Pearson

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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

Christmas Carol Concert December 2023

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For more pictures click here

Slideshows of recent social events:

Slideshows of past events

Other Organisations Using the Premises

The Wendel Singers

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 at present. Invitations to give concerts welcome.

Contact: John Summerwill Phone icon 0113 269 7895 email icon

Roundhay Ukelele Group

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.

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Northern Ballet: Dance for Parkinson's

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:

Music Bugs

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

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Drama Kidz

Saturdays 10-11am

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 Phone icon 0794 1892 273 email icon


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 8.30-9.30pm

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.


RVS Care Connect

Thursday 12.30-3pm Contact 0330 555 0310

The Canine Place: Positive Dog Training

Wednesdays 6.45pm and 7.45pm

Training of both puppies and adult dogs. Workshops. See website for details.

For further information about this website email the Webmaster:John Summerwill
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