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We are moving!

Our last Sunday in Church will be Sunday 4th November and it is fast approaching!  We are moving out of the Church so that the first phase of our Church Development, the renovations in Church and the construction of the Link Building, can begin.  During this time we will be having our services in the Clarke Foley centre which is located on Cunliffe Road.  All are welcome to come and join us and we look forward to worshipping in this new way.

The first of our Sunday morning services to be held in the Clarke Foley Centre will be on Sunday 11th November at the usual times:

8.00am – Holy Communion (BCP)

9.15am – Holy Communion (CW)

11.00am – Morning Worship

Living with Loss Service- October 28th at 4.00pm

We shall be holding our Living with Loss service this year on Sunday 28th of October. Please come along for an opportunity to remember those who have been lost, with love and the Christian hope of resurrection. There will be a chance to light a candle for your loved one, as well as prayer ministry and an opportunity to speak to a member of clergy. Light refreshments will be available afterwards.

Institution and Induction of Revd Mike Coe

   

On Sunday 16th September, 3.30pm, we will be hosting the Institution and Induction service of Revd Mike Coe, as Vicar, of All Saints Ilkley.  All are welcome to attend so please do join us for this celebration!

Heritage Manager appointed to All Saints Ilkley

    

 

All Saints Ilkley are delighted to announce the appointment of Carry Lynott as Heritage Manager.  Carry’s role will cover 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.

For the full press release, please click here.

King’s Club 2018 Report

King’s Club ran this year from 13th to 17th August, and about 40 children gathered together in 4 teams to find out about Teambuilders – how everyone, even great leaders, need a team to do God’s work.

We heard about Joseph the dreamer in his multi-coloured coat and made a model of him. And there was Moses who needed helpers to lead the people and solve their problems. Fun was had making foam sun-visors. We made invitations to family to come to the celebration and picnic on Friday, after finding out about Esther. We created bookmarks to remind us of Jesus’s 12 special helpers. Through Paul and Barnabas we discovered the importance of forgiveness to help a team work together.

James led the teams in lively games, we enjoyed singing and quiet moments of discussion and creative prayers. Ollie and Rebecca successfully led Teambuilders with cooperative activities.

The Teambuilders shared their activities with family and friends on Friday followed by a picnic. Thanks to all who made the Holiday Club a happy experience learning more about God and thanks for the fruity refreshments!

Heritage Day 8th September 2018 – History in Stone

View All Saints Church Ilkley from the outside and inside and discover the history of Ilkley. There will also be an opportunity for small groups to visit the church tower and discover the ancient art of bell ringing. Discover the origins of the ancient church situated in the footprint of a Roman fort. Roman stones were used to build the first church, perhaps dating from cAD627. There are Anglo-Saxon remains in its walls and unique crosses in its tower. See also artefacts dating from the 1600s and later items such as the William Morris studio stained glass window and the unique bell ringers’ window. This is a chance to see the church in its 1860s form before its refurbishment in 2019. Discover more aspects of the history of Ilkley including those in the neighbouring Manor House museum. Draw the church and make a model of the church with its tower. Also discover the ancient art of church bell ringing. See the All Saints bells in action and maybe have a go yourself – under supervision, of course! Full details available at www.ilkleybellringing.org.uk. The day will run from 11am to 3pm, with the ringing available until 1pm, and all are very much welcome!

Pray for Dallam 1 Venture

Please pray for the Dallam 1 Venture, a Christian holiday week running from 4th-11th August.  Please pray that God’s wisdom would be present during the week and pray too for those preparing the week, that it would be the best it can be.  Please click here to view a supporting prayer leaflet for Dallam 1.

Sun cream and sun hats needed!

 

Thank you for your support following our appeal for sun hats and sun cream last week.  St. George’s Crypt are still collecting items for homeless people to use during this summer heatwave.  If you can purchase and donate these items please leave them in the box at the back of All Saints Church.  Your support is greatly appreciated!

Changes to Saints Alive magazine

About a month ago, a group of Saints Alive editors, both past and present, met to discuss the future of our Parish Magazine.  The most recent team of editors have done a fantastic job of producing the magazine each month and we are thankful for the time and energy that they have given.  However it was felt by us all that the magazine, in its current form, had come to an end.

We have decided to take a break from Saints Alive with our last issue being the September publication.  From September to April we will continue to produce the diary pages and a ‘vicar’s letter’ and this will be produced from the Church Office.

During this break our aim will be to discern God’s plan for the magazine and we would welcome anyone who would like to be a part of this process.  Any feedback about the magazine would also be gratefully received.  Please contact the Church Office (office@ilkleyallsaints.org.uk or 01943 816035).

If you are a regular subscriber to Saints Alive, we will of course offer you a refund for the remaining issues for this year.  Please contact the office and a refund can be arranged.

Finally, thank you to all who have had an input in the magazine and please pray for Saints Alive as we discern God’s will going forward.

Summer Sundays at All Saints Ilkley

This Sunday marks the beginning of our Summer Sundays season where each week we will be exploring the life of Joseph.  Our 11am services will be All Age Worship services where everyone is invited to join us.  Our children’s groups will not be running but we welcome all children to gather in Church.