Welcome to Central

On this website you will find information about many of the activities which take place on our premises, and about how we, as a Christian body of people, try to fulfil God’s call. We do that as we seek to fulfil our church mission statement, which is shown on this page.

As a church, we try to cater for all tastes and age groups, and we offer a warm welcome to anyone worshipping with us, whether they are regular worshippers or visitors.

We realise that coming into a church for the first time can be rather daunting, so hopefully this site will help by serving as an introduction and by giving you the details of where to find us and when we are open, and will give you a taste of what you can expect if you come!

If you are ever visiting Batley and the church is open, then come and visit us or, if you would like further information about any aspect of the church, please contact the minister.

Our mission is to serve...

God, People, the Town and Community in partnership with others.

In fulfilling this, we will:



The Church is right in the centre of Batley, overlooking the Market Square.


Please click below to see an interactive Google™ map showing the exact location.

A member church of the North Kirklees and Morley Methodist Circuit


It’s true - if you shop on the Internet, you can help raise funds for our work at no extra cost to yourself.

All you need to do is register with easyfundraising.org.uk and then log in before you begin shopping, and then a percentage of whatever you spend with many suppliers will be paid into church funds.

It’s that simple, and it doesn’t cost you a penny!

Please click here to create your login with easyfundraising.org.uk and to find out more...


Privacy of your data is an issue the Methodist Church takes very seriously.

You may have heard recently about GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation.

Under GDPR, we are required to tell you about the information we may hold about you. In the case of Batley Central, the only data we hold is your contact information (address, phone numbers, email address if provided), and your birth date (so we can send you a birthday card).

Please click here to see the Privacy Notice published by the Methodist Church in Great Britain.

Batley Central Methodist Church

“The Church in the Market Place”

Commercial Street


West Yorkshire

WF17 5DS

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