Church Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1NW
Rev'd Becki Stennett MA (minister)
0113 287 2412
Mrs Jenny Kyle (senior steward)
0113 287 7922
Mr Philip & Mrs Janet Lymath (room bookings)
0113 286 6326
Jan 3rd, 10:30 am – Mr Grenville Jensen
Jan 10th, 10:30 am – Rev'd Becki Stennett (Covenant Service)
Jan 17th, 10:30 am – Mrs Janice Green
It was a leap of faith when, in the depths of the 2nd World War, a decision was made to open a new Methodist church in what was then a partly built-up and sparsely occupied district of north Leeds.
In May 1941 the church opened in an adapted bungalow. Fifteen years
later the church we see today was opened and large and small church
halls followed during the 1960s.
For the last year the country has been in the depths of another emergency caused by the Covid19 outbreak, as we begin to emerge from the worst of the pandemic we are slowly starting to restart in-building services and other activiies. We are commited to continue enabling those who can't join us on site to continue joining online services which are streamed live on Zoom every Sunday. You can email the church stewards on email@example.com for details of how to join.
In 2020 Alwoodley Park church is using this time of enforced idleness to dream dreams and have visions for the future. There has been a long tradition of social care and concern in the church with a play school and occasional 'messy church' for the young, 'Night 16', a social group for the later middle aged and a fortnightly Lunch Club for the more elderly. There is an annual fund-raising drive – this year for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and church members are active in the Leeds North and West Foodbank.
We are a congregation who love to sing and plans for a choral communion service had to be put on hold for the 'lockdown'. We are a welcoming church, eager to see new faces come through the door and we are unafraid of change. That is why we are planning to cater for and serve the younger age groups in our community. Monthly all-age services had hardly started when the nation went into lockdown; breakfast services are planned for the future with the first of these taking place in September 2021.
We intend that Alwoodley Park Methodist church will have an exciting future and we want to see new people come and, with us, be a part of it.