About Us

We are a busy community church, sitting a little outside the famous city walls, along what is known locally as ‘Bishy Road’ ( Bishopthorpe Road).  This vibrant cosmopolitan area of York is full of quirky independent shops and food outlets, and served by the beautiful Rowntree’s Park, which has activities for all the family.  Our church echoes our community.   We offer the usual church activities, Sunday worship, prayer and study groups, children’s work as well as hosting many community groups.    The church is also in the midst of a development project in which the church is partnering with ‘Seek Art School’ who offer a variety of painting and drawing classes, and hosting a new arts community, in a set of newly created art studios on our upper floors.   We hope, in the coming months, to be opening the church itself, as a pop-up gallery and cafe.

Fair Trade

Southlands methodist actively seek to live out our faith in daily life. To that end we seek to make choices that both protect others from injustice, and promote a better … Continue reading Fair Trade

Whos Who

Officers of the church Minister: OUR minister is the Rev Andy Lindley (tel York 784545). Andy, right, also has pastoral oversight of four other churches – Acomb, Holgate and West … Continue reading Whos Who


It all started in a butcher’s shop WHAT we now know as Southlands Methodist Church came into being in 1887 as a result of two differing forms of outreach. In … Continue reading History

Our Faith

Our Faith As Christians we believe in the God of love as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Aware of our human frailty we claim the … Continue reading Our Faith


Methodist Church York CircuitSouthlands is just one of 34 churches within a group (circuit) of churches that covers York and the surrounding countryside. http://www.yorkmethodist.org.uk St Chad on the Knavesmire YorkSt … Continue reading Links