About Us

The Rothwell District C of E Churches Team

The Team, officially known as The Benefice of The Rothwell, Lofthouse, Methley with Mickletown and Oulton with Woodlesford Team Ministry, was legally inaugurated in December 2015 by the Bishop of Leeds, Nicholas Baines. This service, which licensed the Team, came about as a culmination of many years of discussion and prayerful debate as to how the four parishes could work more closely together and pool resources where possible and appropriate.

Our constituent parishes are as follows: Holy Trinity Rothwell; Christ Church Lofthouse (which incorporates Lofthouse, Carlton, Thorpe and Robin Hood); St. Oswald's Methley and St. Margaret's Parish Hall Mickletown; St. John the Evangelist Oulton and All Saints' Parish Hall Woodlesford.

We are located within the area of the world famous Rhubarb Triangle and conveniently situated for easy access to Leeds, Wakefield and Castleford and motorways M1 and M62.

Please do pay one or all of our churches a visit...we'd love to see you!

Our Team Rector and Vicar of Rothwell Holy Trinity post is
currently in vacancy

Our Team Vicar of Christ Church Lofthouse is Mandy Rhodes.

Mandy arrived as Parish Priest of Lofthouse in 2011 after serving her curacy at Kippax with Allerton Bywater. She has been married to Chris, a locum pharmacist for 36 years and they have an adult son and daughter. In her spare time she likes visiting family and friends, going to the cinema and theatre and spending time outdoors, appreciating all aspects of God's Creation.

Her favourite places are the Isles of Scilly, Scotland and the North Pennines

Contact Details

If you wish to contact Mandy, then she can be reached by telephone or email on the details below.Her usual day off is Friday.

Lofthouse Vicar : The Revd. Mandy Rhodes

Telephone:  01924 823 286    Email: lofthouse.vicar@rothwelldistrictcofechurches.org.uk

Our Vicar for St. John the Evangelist Oulton & St. Oswald's Methley is Sarah Hancox.

The Rev. Sarah Hancox is Team Vicar of both St. John the Evangelist Oulton with Woodlesford  and St. Oswald's Methley with Mickletown. She enjoys teaching the churches new songs with her guitar and laughs at herself quite a lot!

Sarah trained at Cranmer Hall Theological College, Durham, and before arriving here in September 2014 she was curate in the parish of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kirk Sandall with Edenthorpe, Doncaster. In her spare time she loves walking Taffy the dog around the paths of Methley and along the canals of Woodlesford, stargazing in the garden with her telescope and she's finally learned to ski at the local indoor ski slope.

Contact Details

If you wish to contact Sarah on any subject, then she can be reached by post, telephone or email on the details below.

Lofthouse Vicar : The Revd. Sarah Hancox

Telephone:  01977 515 686    Email: methley.vicar@rothwelldistrictcofechurches.org.uk   or Email: oulton.vicar@rothwelldistrictcofechurches.org.uk