Church of St John the Evangelist

All Are Welcomed in Our Church

We seek to be a welcoming and inclusive church, reaching out to our community with the love of God

We are a family friendly Anglican Church, part of the Diocese of Leeds, locally centrally in Ben Rhydding, at the foot of beautiful Ilkley Moor.

Worship @ St Johns

St Johns welcomes everyone to our services

  • Holy Communion
  • Celebration Worship Service
  • Explore Together Service
  • Celtic-style worship service
  • Messy Church
  • The ARK

Safe Guarding Policy

Our Church takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and has adopted the policy and guidelines of the House of Bishops “Promoting a safer Church”. To view our policy documents / appropriate contacts please click on the links.

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Policy  

Safeguarding Poster

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Under One Roof - Upcoming Fundraising Events

8th June - Family Barn Dance - 7 - 10pm : more details here




Sermon Recordings

As well as the rolling collection of sermons here, we also have a YouTube channel where there is more content such as recorded songs and sermons: St Johns Church YouTube channel.

12th May ‘24 - Christian Aid

5th May ‘24

28th April ‘24


Upcoming Services & Events

Sunday 23 June

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Holy Communion (said)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Celebration Service

Sunday 30 June

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Holy Communion (said)

Saturday 6 July

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Bridge Afternoon

Bridge Afternoon with Tea and Raffle

Tickets : £20

Tickets available via Tony Watson or Eventbrite

More details can be found on the poster here :

Sunday 7 July

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Holy Communion (said)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Holy Communion


North Aisle Roof - Fundraising

A few years ago St Johns Church had to have some work done on our roof to ensure that it continued to be weatherproof.  At the time, a decision was made to leave the North Aisle roof for the time being due to funding issues and it not being as urgent as the main roof.

The time has however come that the work on the North Aisle roof needs to be done to replace the wooden pegs and re-lay the slates.  The estimated cost of this work is £50,000.

The church is therefore going to be holding a number of fundraising events to raise money for the repairs.  Details of upcoming events can be found here : Fundraising Events