March 4th Third Sunday in Lent – Coins

On this third Sunday in Lent we scatter coins at the foot of the cross to remember Judas’s betrayal of Jesus. Matthew 26. 14-16 One of the twelve disciples- the one named Judas Iscariot – went to the chief priests and asked, “What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They counted…

February 25th Second Sunday in Lent – Red Ribbon

On this second Sunday in Lent we place a red ribbon round the Lent Cross, a symbol of sacrifice. We remember that the call upon Jesus and upon us is not an easy one – it is costly and often contrary to our natural inclinations. Mark 8 v34 & 35 Jesus said: If anyone wants to…

Further ‘Soup and Sandwich’ dates for 2018

The next dates for Soup and Sandwich are (all from 6-8pm): Friday 23rd March 2018 (a week earlier due to Good Friday) Friday 27th April 2018 Friday 25th May 2018 Friday 29th June 2018 We do vary the menu from time to time and will endeavour to post updates as to the likely options…………….

February 18th First Sunday in Lent – Stones

On this first Sunday in Lent we remember how Jesus endured the temptations and decided to put his trust in God alone. In our turn, as a symbol that we will not take the easy or even the sensible way, we place stones at the foot of our Lent Cross.  Matthew 4. 2-4 After spending 40…

The Lent Cross: a Journey through Lent 2018

It is our custom at Southgate each Sunday during Lent to add symbols to the Lent Cross standing at the front of the Church.  In doing so we accompany Jesus on his journey from the Temptations through the Cross to the Resurrection. We invite you to join us on that journey, as we read a…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas………..

In the words of the familiar song, ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ at Southgate Methodist Church. On Saturday 2nd December members of the congregation, both young and old, gathered for the now annual morning spent decorating the Church.  Revd Colin once explained in a sermon his ambition for an ever larger Christmas…

Welcome to Southgate Methodist Church

Welcome to Southgate Methodist Church, Elland. We are a busy church, seeking to serve and worship our Lord Jesus Christ in the town of Elland, West Yorkshire. Welcome to our website blog and, more importantly, you are welcome to join us at any of our services or events

Family Christmas Party – 29th December 2016

The OCWE Christmas Party for families took place on Thursday 29th December. This event has now taken place for the last 3 years and numbers have continued to increase. Last year there were 35 people in attendance, with 22 of those being children. This time we had 30 children and an overall attendance of 60….

Another successful evening…….

The Soup & Sandwich evening on 23rd October was a great success with numbers attending building steadily. The steering group met after the evening and have confirmed a further 3 dates for the Spring. These are detailed in the Calendar section on the right of this page. The Autumn Soup & Sandwich events have been…

All ready for Soup and Sandwiches

Everything is set up for the next OCWE Soup and Sandwiches event at Southgate Methodists. Food will be available from 6-8pm served in the Sykes Hall (accessed from the side of the Church on Langdale Street).