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 2017 we had 148 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 and the next event  will be a Messy Church on Saturday 16th September 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 target to complete the work is approximately £111,000. Thanks to everyone's generosity the outstanding balance reduced to just under £6,000 by the end of July 2017 and we hope to receive outstanding pledges to meet this. Praise the LORD. If you would like to donate please click here My Donate.  
    The CTi Holiday Club this year takes place Monday 14th August to Friday 18th August 10am to 12pm at St Margarets Church in Ilkley. Cost £2.50 per session or £10 for the full week. Open to all primary school children. See poster for more details.
    Our Summer magazine is now out. Click magazine to download.


  • 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.