On Tuesday 27th March, Derek Twine (our Church Development Co-Ordinator) was invited to do an interview with Bradford Community Broadcasting about our recent HLF grant and the wider development vision for All Saints.
Please click on the link below to listen to the interview, which starts at 0.17.40. Please select ‘Drive Time, 5-6pm.
Psalm 145:3 – Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.
The vision, generosity and prayers of the All Saints’ family have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has awarded us a grant of £543,700 towards our Church Development Plans. Together with the funds already raised by All Saints Ilkley of over £600,000, we will now be proceeding with our development plans inside Church and with our new Link building. For more details of this fantastic news click here and to read the official Media Release (March 20) click here.
Images – some of Uganda’s street children Alongside Africa helps and supports as part of their programme.
Pants Bank – and Margi’s mission trip to Uganda
In May, Margi (Walker) will be returning to Uganda for a couple of weeks to spend time with two mission groups she has been involved with for many years. The first is AICM
(African International Christian Ministry) who have projects working with the Batwa pygmies, (the original people of the Rainforest who have become conservation refugees evicted from their homelands) and are the poorest of the poor.
The second is with Alongside Africa,
which provides support and a future for children living in extreme poverty, including street kids.
With a real need for children’s pants and women’s pants/bras, we would love to collect these items to help support Margi – together with any gifts of money.
To give – please place your items in the Pants Bank, drop off at the Office, or to Margi.
Why not join Lawrence his team of helpers in Church House for an all age (everyone welcome) Maundy Thursday tea? There will be pizza and chilli and you are invited to bring desserts to share.
Meeting at 4pm and finishing at 6pm.
As well as sharing food we will create a space to explore various parts of Holy Week through our senses: smell, sound, sight, taste and touch! There will also be lego and other activities for children to busy themselves with in the ‘in between’ times.
At 6pm there is a service of Holy Communion in church. We look forward to seeing you there!
#LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine takes you on a six-week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness.
For each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, there is a short reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through our everyday lives. The booklet is written by John Kiddle (author of the best-selling #GodWithUs) in association with Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.
This Church of England booklet is available at £2.50 a copy from the back of church or the office.
We celebrated on Sunday (4th February) when Bishop Toby confirmed Louis, Charlie, Felix, Matthew and Lizzie into the Church of England. It was an incredibly special service, a great church family occasion with both 9.15 and 11 am congregations coming together to pray and support these five young people as they collectively and individually made their commitment to God.
Dates have just been released for this years Dallam 1 – 4-11 August, at Heversham Cumbria. This is an awesome holiday in the summer for 13-18-year-olds. A week crammed with fun activities, fantastic foods, a place to meet new friends AND an open relaxed opportunity to learn about Jesus.
A great team, led by Carol Stewart are looking to recruit folk to help with catering, activities and more. Dallam 1 has had a massive impact, a life-changing week, on many of the young people at All Saints (some of whom were confirmed this last weekend) so please contact Carol – firstname.lastname@example.org – for more details and information.
- now is the time to apply for those aged 13-18 who would like a great holiday; NB we accept applications from 12 year olds who will be in Yr 8 in the autumn
- there are bursaries available in case of need – speak confidentially to Carol Stewart
Click here to watch the newly released film.
This Sunday (4th February) at 10am, we welcome Bishop Toby, our five candidates and their families and friends for our Confirmation service. Please join us as we celebrate God’s transforming presence among these young people.
Committing to start as you mean to go on is a natural part of becoming parents. Babies are precious to parents and are precious to God, who desires the very best for them. Infant baptism, or christening, is the start of a lifelong shared journey where as parents you pray for them, show them practically how to make good choices in life and teach them more about the Christian faith.
At All Saints we would love to share in your journey of faith and your big day with your family and friends. In the first part of 2018 we have baptisms on the following dates:
Sunday 28th January
Sunday 18th February
Sunday 18th March
Sunday 29th April
Please contact us on email@example.com, or call us on 01943 816035, to find out more about baptism at All Saints Ilkley.
Join us at 10.00am this Sunday, 17th December, for our Nativity as we gather to celebrate God’s Life Light Plan. This will be a fun and interactive nativity so come along and get involved! Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favourite Nativity character. Adults, come and find your inner child! It is Revd Patrick Bateman’s last Sunday at All Saints and so we will be celebrating his ministry as well as praying for his move to Holy Trinity Claygate. We will be having Holy Communion and there will be a children’s party for Saints in Church House. Refreshments will be served after the service.