Our Church Development Project
Carry Lynott is our Heritage Manager and her role covers all aspects of the exciting heritage plan in progress at All Saints Ilkley, which will tell, and interpret, the story of the church and its people from the times of the Roman Fort, through the life of the medieval and Victorian eras, right up to the current 21st-Century renovation works. This includes working with artists and writers, architects and designers, as well as various voluntary roles. New resources are being prepared, including digital experiences as well as written material.
Over the next two years there will be a wide range of activities for the community including a “memories project”, and opportunities for all ages to engage with the heritage of our community and our church.
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.
The work so far…
Progress for Link Building
A New Year and a new building! This is the view from the bell tower looking down at the Link Building. Part of the foundations have been established and construction of the steel work will commence in the coming weeks. Once built, the Link Building will connect the main Church to Church House, providing a light and airy welcome space as well as increased safety for children and vulnerable adults.
Underfloor heating now in place!
The new floor is taking shape and the underfloor heating is now in place!
Stained glass window removed
The York Glaziers Trust have now carefully removed the 19th century stained glass window situated in the South Aisle. The window will be taken away temporarily by the York Glaziers Trust to be restored before being repositioned South side of the South Aisle.
On Sunday 4th November we had our last service in Church prior to our building project. We will now meet at the Clarke Foley Centre, located on Cunliffe Road, for our Sunday services. Do come and join us!
Dobson Construction Ltd, our main contractor for the works, are already making a start on site.