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#LiveLent 2018

#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.

Confirmation Sunday

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.

Dallam 1 2018

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 – carolstewart66@blueyonder.co.uk –  for more details and information.

Click here to watch the newly released film.

 

Thank you.

Joint Service of Confirmation – THIS SUNDAY AT 10AM

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.

Baptism – taking the next step

 
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 baptisms@ilkleyallsaints.org.uk, or call us on 01943 816035, to find out more about baptism at All Saints Ilkley.

This Sunday – JOINT SERVICE AT 10.00AM

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.

Christmas Coffee morning – This Saturday!

Advent Prayer Day, Saturday 2nd December, 10am

This Saturday, 2nd December from 10am, we will be holding a day of prayer, focusing our thoughts on new beginnings and expectations of great things to come.  We invite you to join us by visiting the church on Saturday, to join reflective prayer and to hear the gospel of St Luke read aloud continuously.  All are welcome!

Church Development: major milestone

Joy and Celebration…we have formally made our submission to HLF for a major Delivery Stage grant of £540,700.
This submission has consisted of 24 separate documents, all cross-referenced, plus the detailed architect plans and various technical specifications, plus a number of supporting photographs. If we are successful (DV), then we should be able to move ahead with the work in the Church and the Link during 2018.
Getting to this point has been a tremendous achievement, with so many people to thank.
From within the church, particularly to Helen Thurston (one of our Dots mums) who has worked so hard on the collation and editing of the various documents and timelines…. plus especially to our Churchwardens, Treasurer and Office team who have directly engaged in various ways …. plus to the collective PCC in their prayers, critical appraisal, wisdom and encouragement …. plus to so many of our church family who have given time, talents and generosity to enable us to get this far…plus to all those who joined with the consultative process and have offered ideas and suggestions along the way. Already we have seen and experienced much “church development” in a human and spiritual context.
And to these we add our thanks to a genuinely committed and caring team of professionals we have been working with: architects, project managers and quantity surveyors, archaeologist, technical consultants, heritage interpreter, and our own recruited Heritage Manager.
Now, we wait and pray:
…for the HLF consideration, with a decision due next March
…for a period of reflection before we start planning our funding for our Church House and the Organ
Coming into Advent is a period of even greater awaiting, for now we can go forward into that Season confident of God’s amazing blessing on his Church at All Saints.

Praise the Lord and thank his people

Our Church Development is poised to take a major next step.  We have been successful in reaching our own target for generosity, fundraising and pledges to match our grant-application to the HLF for the Church and the Link.
We will be submitting our application during November; they will assess this over the coming months, and we should hear a result in March. If we are successful (God willing) there will be then be a period for tendering and pre-contract work and then we can actually do the building works.
The work on Church House and organ renovation will come later….. but this is an amazing position to have reached for this phase, and has only been possible with the generosity, good will and prayers of our Church members.
Thank you so much.