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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Stay in touch

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Mailing List

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.

11th February '24 - Our Mighty, Wonderful Planet

4th February '24 - Life's Not Fair

28th January '24 - Loving to Serve

Upcoming Services & Events

Saturday 24 February

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Family Barn Dance - Postponed

This event has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances. Once a new date has been agreed we will let you know.

Sunday 25 February

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Holy Communion
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Celebration Service

Sunday 3 March

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Holy Communion
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Holy Communion

Friday 8 March

9:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Women of Faith - Retreat Day

This Lenten retreat day is open to men and women despite the title. There will be refreshments and a light lunch. The theme focuses on a selection of women in the New Testament and includes readings, meditations, and some time for quiet reflection and prayer. The retreat on 8th March coincides with the International Women’s Day

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite

For further details :

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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 £40,000.

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