Empowered by God's Spirit, our mission is to demonstrate our love for God through Jesus Christ, our love for each other and God's love for the world.
WELCOME to the website for Southlands Methodist Church in the historic city of York.
If you live in York or you are visiting our great city you will be very welcome to join us for worship (at 10:30 every Sunday). We are only five minutes or so outside the city walls on the road which heads out towards Bishopthorpe.
Methodist churches across the country are marking Bible Month through June by focussing on the Old Testament book of Jonah in worship. So Jonah will be our focus for the month, both in worship and through two weekly study groups.
Rooms are available for hire in our premises at quite reasonable rates. In particular, there is availability during the day on Tuesdays. For details of rooms, including pictures and hire charges, click on the "Room Hire" drop-down menu above.
Working with artists
After months of conversations with artists we are pleased to announce that the Seek Art School will this summer launch three weeks of summer school art classes and workshops at Southlands (see the flyer in "Posters" under the drop-down "News" menu, or email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org). It is anticipated that there will be further art classes and workshops over the coming months as Seek "beds in".
We are also offering art studio accommodation on the premises in addition to the normal activities of the church and use of rooms by community groups and other outside organisations.
At Southlands we believe we have a special calling to work in the community in which we are set, including actively witnessing for our Lord and maintaining a programme of work with children and young people, young adults and older people in the area.
Groups and activities
These are some of the groups and activities on offer at Southlands ...
- the Southlands Singing Group
- a popular Junior Club for children
- uniformed groups for girls and for boys
- a week-long holiday kids club in the summer holidays
- a 3½-hour kids event in most school holiday periods
- a fellowship group for older members
- men's activities
- a walking group and
- support for various charities.
- occasional Bible study groups over a set number of weeks
Explore the pages on this website to find out more about what we are up to and how God is leading us. Better still, come and visit us to share in worship and chat with our folk.
You are welcome to come along to any of the groups or activities which are of interest to you - and if you want to get involved in helping to run any of these activities, volunteering for charity work or offering a musical talent, speak to our church leaders.
At first sight our premises are typical of those built in the Victorian era, but we have a modern, welcoming worship centre, a useful suite of meeting rooms and a community centre which is home to most of our work with children and young people.
Church groups visiting York, or organisations planning one-day conferences, are invited to try Southlands hospitality. Our catering team can provide lunches and teas on the premises by prior arrangement. Contact room bookings secretary Wyn Lawrence (tel York 639231), or email her on email@example.com.
Updates on this website
Updates on this website usually take place at the beginning of the month, with further updates as necessary. The pages of the June 2018 edition of our church magazine, Southlands Matters, can be found under "News".
This page was updated on 16th June, 2018.
Queries should be addressed to webmaster Bob Lawrence on firstname.lastname@example.org.
18:00 Louise Fellows Pilates
19:00 Southlands Guides
10:00 Song Box
18:30 Cub Scouts at Southlands
19:00 Wing Chun Kung Fu
19:30 York Settlement Players
09:15 Children's Computer Club
14:00 York Settlement Players
14:00 Bev Jones Music