Welcome to St John's Ben Rhydding

  • church buildingSt 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 20th February at 3.15pm.


    Our Church roof is over 100 years old and the slates need relaying. This is a major undertaking to enable our facilities to continue to be used for another hundred years by our community. You can help support us in this project by dropping off a donation to the Church Office or by post to St John's Ben Rhydding, Bolling Road, Ilkley, LS29 8PN. Each slate will cost us about £25 to relay and we have 5,800. We have already done 400 so far. You can also donate online via MYDONATE Thanks to everyone for supporting us.


    We have an exciting Day of Dance coming up on Saturday 9th April with a whole range of different workshops available. Please click here to download the booking form.



    Reverend Peter WilloxReverend Peter Willox and all of the St John's church family offer you a warm welcome to our services.



  • 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.