Welcome to the Menston village website

Menston is a thriving community with lots going on. Villagers can submit news and diary items via the menu on the left. Please check information on your club or organisation and let us know of any updates via the 'Contact Us' option in the Home Menu on the left or email: MCAMenston@gmail.com

Latest news:

Remembering the Departed on All Souls' Day 

There will be two services at St John’s on Sunday 1 November to remember together those who we love but have lost, one at 3.30pm and one at 5pm. If you wish to attend, please book by emailing office@stjohnmenston.org.uk, or leave a message for the Parish Office 01934 872433, stating your name and how many places you would like to reserve by midday Wednesday 28 October. The names of those who have had a funeral at St John’s since November 2018 will be included automatically. If you would like any extra names to be read out, please get in contact via phone or email, also by midday Wednesday 28 October.


Remembrance Sunday

 St John’s 11am service will be starting slightly earlier on 8 November to enable us to hold a silence at 11am. More details to follow.   

Remembrance Day Service

On Wednesday 11 November St John’s will host the village’s Remembrance Service. Due to Covid restrictions, spaces for the service will have to be reserved. To do so, please leave a message for the Parish Office on 01934 872433 or email office@stjohnmenston.org.uk, stating your name and how many places you would like to reserve by midday Tuesday 10 November.


Open Morning at Menston Primary School for Prospective Parents (2021 intake) 

Saturday, November 21st at 9.30 to 12.30

This will be by appointment only. Please click here for more information and to express an interest in attending the Open Morning.


Malt Shovel

 Parish Councillors Gordon Metcalfe, Jamie Needle and Dale Smith have been delegated to investigate the possibility and mechanism for securing the future of the Malt Shovel as a thriving village pub.

They are inviting anyone who would like to be involved to respond in the first instance using the contact details below.

Once there is an indication of numbers involved the necessary meetings will be arranged to ensure progress.

They would welcome your support:

Gordon:-    gsmetcalfe@outlook.com               01943 871832

Jamie:-       jamie.needle@gmail.com               01943 872 237

Dale:-         dale.smith@bradford.gov.uk          07801 669 780


Reopening of Cornerstone Café

Cornerstone Café reopened on 7th September!  For those who don’t know, Cornerstone is a community café adjoining Menston Methodist Church on Main Street, opposite the Malt Shovel.

It will be open every day except Wednesday and Sunday, from 9 am to 1.30 pm during the week and 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. It serves freshly ground coffee, teas, cold drinks, cakes, soup and sandwiches, paninis, bacon butties and a vegetarian/vegan option.

If you have been to Cornerstone before, you will notice some changes. First of all they have used the shutdown for a refurbishment with a new colour scheme and flooring. Of course it has also been necessary to become Covid secure and, as part of this, they are providing extra outdoor seating.

They look forward to seeing you!

 01943 871909 (answerphone out of hours)

Menston Library

Menston Library continues to offer an Order and Collect Lending Service. Please see the Library section on this website by clicking on Local Services above and selecting Library (last but one on the list). Over recent months fines for overdue books have been waived and customers are now urged to return or renew books before late fees are reintroduced at the end of October. Opening Hours:

Monday         10.30 to 12.00

Wednesday    10.30 to 12.00

Thursday       14.30 to 16.00

No appointment needed

 Rethinking Main Street after Lockdown

 Did you enjoy the relative tranquility of our village centre during lockdown? MCA and Climate Action Menston would like your views on an on-line survey that takes you along Main Street from east to west. You can access the survey by clicking on this link and then press NEXT and insert your comments at the bottom of the sections where you would like to see improvements. Then, if you would like further information from Climate Action Menston, please supply your contact details on the last page of the survey.  

Kirklands Community Centre has reopened

Having played a crucial role in supporting the community during lockdown, Kirklands is now open again as a Covid-19 Secure location with special conditions of hire in place.  Once local restrictions have been lifted, further progress can be made.  Please see the Kirklands section of this website by clicking on Local Services above. 

 Menston in Bloom

Following Lockdown the "Bloomers" are meeting again. If you would like to be involved, please see their section of this website by clicking on Organisations above.

Menston Community Association 

Please click on the Community Association link above to read the agenda and minutes for MCA meetings and to view the MCA newsletter "Menston News". There is also a new section on Climate Change.  

 Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden

The Spring 2018 newsletter is available to read here. 

The Summer 2018 newsletter is available to read here.

Voluntary help is always welcome, as is financial support. See newsletter for further details. 

To keep up to date with all the latest news regarding The Memorial Garden and Wood, please visit our website:  https://menstonmemorialgarden.wordpress.com/

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