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Rev. Colin Sherwood

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Senior Steward:

Jenny Iredale

Senior Steward:

Anne Pickles

Senior Steward:

Lesley Kershaw

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Andrew Stopford


We are an active church with many weekday activities as well as Sunday worship. In addition to the church itself, the three-storey ancillary premises (known as the Southgate Christian Centre) consist of two large halls (one with stage facilities); a coffee lounge; a number of meeting rooms; and an approved kitchen which serves regular shoppers' lunches. The premises are fully accessible for the disabled. A Drama and Social Group produces a play and a musical on the stage every year and occasional social and fund-raising activities are also organised. Further details are on our website.


Main service in the church, which commences at 10.30. There is also an evening service at 6.00pm. There are regular Communion services in both the mornings and evenings. The choir leads the singing and meets weekly on Wednesday evenings for rehearsal.

A warm welcome awaits everyone!

Potted history

The original church on the site was built in the late 19th Century and now forms part of our ancillary buildings (Southgate Christian Centre) which were extensively refurbished recently, being fully equipped for disabled access. The present church was built in 1915 as St. Paul's. In 1973 it combined with two others in the area to become Elland Southgate.

In the summer of 2015, we celebrated the centenary of the present church building with special services and a major exhibition illustrating the life of the church family over the previous 100 years. A special brochure was produced, together with limited edition china mugs. Further details are on our website.

Regular Weekly Events at Southgate:

For further details and contacts, please see our website.

Sunday 10.30am Morning Service  
Sunday 6.00pm Evening Service  
Monday 6.15pm Girls' Brigade During term time
Tuesday (monthly) 7.30pm Tuesday Group (ladies' meeting)  
Tuesday 9.30am Parent & Toddlers Group During term time
Wednesday 6.00pm Boys' Brigade During term time
Wednesday 7.45pm Choir practice  
Thursday (fortnightly) 2.15pm Ladies' Guild  
Friday 10.00am Coffee morning  
Friday 10.30am Prayer Group  
Friday 12.00 noon (monthly) Shoppers' Lunch  
Friday 12.00 noon 'Philia' snack lunch (mostly monthly – check our website for dates)
Friday 5.00pm Soup & sandwiches (snacks and fellowship for the needy)mostly monthly
Saturday 10.15am Food Bank & Support  

Community outreach

Our extensive premises are used by a number of church and community organisations:

  • Boys' and Girls' Brigade Companies meet weekly all year, except for July and August.
  • A parent and toddlers' club also meets weekly.
  • There are two ladies' groups; and a weekly coffee morning is held every Friday, during which a prayer meeting is held, to which all are invited.
  • Monthly shoppers' lunches are provided on the first Friday of the month; and at other times snack lunches are provided.
  • Soup and sandwiches are offered to those in need on certain evenings, as part of our ‘Operation Christian Welcome’ initiative.
  • Every Saturday morning the church hosts and supports the Elland Food and Support Drop-In.
  • Various community groups hire the premises including Probus Groups; Yoga groups; Slimming World; St John Ambulance; Trinity music Exams; etc.

For room hire, please Email David Akroyd. O7971 656249

For further details, and for room hire, see our website.