Welcome to St John's Ben Rhydding

  • St John's is an Anglican Church part of the Diocese of Leeds. It is located in Ben Rhydding at the foot of the beautiful Ilkley Moor.We are a family friendly church centred in our local community. At the annual meeting in April 2016 we had 150 adults on the electoral roll with  a good number of children. We offer everyone a  very warm welcome to our services.

    We have a very well used Church Hall which hosts a wide range of events for our community including dance, music, arts, childrens groups and U3A events. We also run Messy Church on a regular basis with the next Messy Church on Saturday 19th November from 3.15pm followed by a free pasta meal.
    We are currently in the process of renewing our church roof and in Spring 2016 completed phase one (north side) having raised over £50,000. The roof is over 100 years old and the oak pegs holding the slates are failing.  Our second year target is £55,000 to enable us to complete phase two (south side)and we would welcome donations to help us in this project. We have made a good start on our second year target by hitting over £29,000 by the end of September 2016. If you would like to donate please click here My Donate.  Our next event is a Beer and Folk evening (Open Mic) from 7pm on Saturday 26th November. Tickets are £5 (including a supper of baked potato with a choice of filling) from the Church Office. All very welcome but entrance will be ticket only.
    Thanks to everyone who supported our nearly new childrens clothing sale on Saturday 8th October. Together we raised almost £1,000 for selected childrens charities Matugga, Martin House and Children in Need.


  • The Next Fortnight at St John's


  • If you would like to know the local weather forecast for Ben Rhydding and Ilkley for the coming week see Local Weather on our Links page. Please do come and visit us. A map showing our exact location can be found on the Contact Us page with a local railway station (Ben Rhydding) and local bus stops close by. Our post code is LS29 8PN.

    All the St John's Church Family look forward to welcoming you to one of our services.

    You can also follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BenRhydding

    St John's is a Registered Charity - Charity number 1133844.  We are a registered beneficiary on The Giving Machine at www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and so please do consider using this gateway when doing your on-line purchases nominating St John's as the beneficiary.