St John’s is a Parish Church set in the parish of Ben Rhydding and in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. We are a very family friendly church blessed with many children of all ages attending regularly. We are the only Church of England Church in Ben Rhydding.
At the APCM in April 2015, there were 140 members on the Electoral Roll, of whom two-thirds were women of various ages. There is also a significant number of families in their 30's and a thriving group of children and young people.
The Reverend Peter Willox is Vicar at St John's and he and all the church family offer everyone a warm welcome.
You are more than welcome to join us at one of our forthcoming worship services and we have a wide range of activities taking place in our Church Hall throughout the week. Do see our calendar for more details and do visit our photo gallery to see some photographs of St John's and its beautiful surroundings near Ilkley Moor.
The churchmanship is open evangelical with a welcoming atmosphere and a broad based spirituality. The church is diverse in nature, offering a wide range of activities that enable members to experience Jesus and grow spiritually in a way that is meaningful for them personally. The congregation is drawn largely from the local community of the parish itself, with approximately 75% of the congregation coming from within the parish.
St John's "does" Messy Church. This is an all age get together on a Saturday afternoon especially for those who don't regularly come to Church. Click Messy Church for more details. Our next Messy Church is on Saturday 4th July from 3.15pm.
We have a Confirmation Service coming up at St John's on Sunday 4th October at 10am with Bishop Toby presiding. If you are interested in being confirmed please contact our Vicar Peter.
At our Environmental Sunday service our Reader Sylvia Walker narrated one of her own poems. You can read it here. POEM
We recently had the honour of hosting the Diocesan Celebration Service for those with learning difficulties, their friends, families and carers. Over 200 folks from across our Diocese came to St John's. Follow this link http://www.westyorkshiredales.anglican.org/content/celebrating-style-ben-rhydding
Reverend Peter Willox and all of the St John's church family offer you a warm welcome to our services.