Heritage Focus Day
Members of All Saints were joined by architects, historians and archaeologists and members from local community groups and the Council, for workshops looking at our church’s heritage.
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Please complete our short Visitor Survey to help us find out what you know about the heritage of All Saints, whether you visit and what you would like to discover about the church and it’s surrounding area.
Our survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and your views will really help us to interpret our heritage in the most interesting and accessible way. Our online version is on Survey Monkey – please click here.
If you’d prefer, please download a hard copy of the survey, complete and return to the Parish Office – 6 Church Street. – please click here.
Our Heritage Manager
Following our successful Round 1 pass and funding support from HLF, All Saints Ilkley has recruited a Heritage Manager to help prepare our detailed heritage plan for a Round 2 HLF grant application.
We are delighted that Rebecca Greenfield has been appointed as our Heritage Manager. This is for six-months 0.6 FTE in the first instance, and she will help us prepare the proposed activity plan which will accompany our application to HLF for a Stage 2 Grant. She joins us from the Blackheath Conservatoire, and lives with her husband and children in Rylstone.
Wonderful news for our church development at All Saints Ilkley.The Heritage Lottery Fund has assessed our application and given us a first-round pass, together with a development grant of up to £22,700; this is with a view to a following application for an HLF delivery grant of £543,000.Our overall vision also includes refurbishment of Church House (our hall, meeting rooms and offices) and a new Link Building. Overall the total project will cost more than £1.5 million; through a combination of generous giving, pledges and grants, to date we have already raised over £512,690 – end of November figure.Please click here to download our full Press Release.
Allchurches Trust Grant
“We’re delighted to have received a grant of £14,000 from the Allchurches Trust towards our church development project. which is a most generous and welcome contribution supplementing our own fundraising efforts. We can permit ourselves a moment of celebration and a prayer of thanks, and then move on to our further ventures with great encouragement.”
Our vision for All Saints Church in Ilkley is to see an ever increasing number of people come to an ever-deepening relationship with God and an overflow with his blessing to our community and beyond. Church development is through people and prayer yet we also need a place…a place to offer service to others, a place to meet, a place for the community, a place to worship, a place to reflect and pray. We have an exciting vision for our place at All Saints and for our contribution to our local community and its visitors.
Our Building Development
All plans have now been confirmed for our building development plans for the church itself, for Church House, (our church hall, rooms and office) and for a new Link Building between the two. This will give the whole community a wonderful asset which balances respect for the heritage of the site and building with modern and practical facilities for the 21st century and will be a great base from which the church can offer it’s reach to even more people. We are now about to embark on securing resources to help make the plans become a reality. The detailed building plans are displayed for viewing inside the church itself. Enquiries or offers of support are welcome.