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Lidgett Place, Leeds LS8 1HG

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CORONAVIRUS: Following the government's advice on March 16th the Methodist Church nationally has decided to cancel all services and meetings for the time being. Methodists are encouraged to worship at home and the church will be providing resources to assist. Click here for suggestions.

Minister's message: today
Superintendent's Letter
Circuit Noticeboard
The Garden Fence: members sharing
Baking list for August Yorkshire Day
Circuit-produced worship resources
Coronavirus guidance

Zoom Codes

Quiet Time & Sandwich - Thursday 16th July 11.30am
Meeting ID: 883 5992 0635 Password: 111304

Sunday Worship - 19th July 10.30am
Meeting ID: 821 7766 5287 Password: 930618


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.

Our Church Mission Statement

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

  1. Provide through corporate worship and related activities for spiritual growth and the deepening of faith in God through Christ.
  2. Express Christian love through mutual care and support and provide for fellowship for members and for others within the community.
  3. Provide outreach of faith and witness within and beyond the local community and to extend the church family.
  4. 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.

Click here for a colour brochure with pictures and description of the church's history and features.

Minister: Revd Tanya M. Short Tel: (0113) 266 6791 email:
Please contact Tanya for any queries particularly regarding baptism, church membership, weddings and funerals.

Senior Church Steward:
Mr Howard Clinkard Tel: (0113) 267 2986 email:

Room Bookings:
Mrs Patricia Davies, Tel: (0113) 266 3090, email:


worship logoMorning 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(check the current notice sheet for this and next Sunday)

For forthcoming services see the circuit plan on the Circuit pulldown menu above or the current issue of The Link

Holy Communion on last Thursday of each month.

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.


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Previous years

Regular Activities

During the current coronavirus crisis all meetings have been suspended

Brownie Guides

Brownies(3rd Roundhay) Mondays, 6.00-7.30 pm
Lyndsay Hamilton 0751 964 6568


toddlersTerm time, Thursdays, 9.30 am

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, 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 pm

Contact: Carol Russell, 269 8341

Slideshow of 2020 pantomime, Sleeping Beauty

Slideshows of other productions

Ladies' Group

ladiesAlternate Thursdays, 7.45 pm

Contact: Lynne Pullein 266 5303 or Anne Millett 266 6910

Lidgett Singers

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

Contact: David Wilks, 293 2960

Lidgett Park Band

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

Contact: Howard Clinkard 267 2986

Walking Group

ramblers Saturdays, once a month
Contact: Peter Harper, 266 2310

No walks currently planned
Slideshow of some of the walks


housegroupMonday afternoon group: Contact: Margaret Mattocks 266 8727
Monday evening / Questers:
Contact: Gerry Leake 266 4856
Tuesday evening (joint with Shadwell Methodist Church at Shadwell): Contact: Dr Stanley Pearson 273 6463

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:Howard Clinkard 267 2986

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


For children 2½ - 4 years
Monday and Tuesday 9am to 3pm, Wednesdays 9am-12 noon, 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

Music Bugs

Music BugMondays Mondays 9.45 (0-crawling) and 10.25 (mixed age). Parents with children aged 6 months to 2 years join together with action songs and dancing to music, with the opportunity to explore and develop in a stimulating environment.


Cre8Tuesday 10.00-10.45am

Music and drama for the under 5s.

Contact: Ceri Ford 07736 937982

Candystripe - Out of School Kids' Club

MCSonday to Friday
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.

0113 225 1872



SocatotsThursday afternoons, Friday mornings and Saturday mornings for 3 to 5 year olds. 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

ScoutsMondays 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.