The fencing is now in place and work is well underway here at All Saints. There has been significant progress made inside the Church in the last couple of weeks including the lifting of the floor. During this process three memorial stones were uncovered, the largest of which was dated 1807. In recent days we have also seen the York Glaziers Trust remove the 19th century stained glass window at the north end of the South Aisle. The window will be taken away temporarily by the York Glaziers Trust to be restored before being repositioned on the west side of the South Aisle.
If you have been walking past the church you will have noticed the digging between the Church and Church House. This is where the foundations will be laid for our new Link Building and progress in this area will be seen over the coming weeks.
To keep up to date with the progress, visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages!
This week we are trying something new with our latest ‘4 O’Clock Church’ service. Join us at 4pm on Sunday 2nd December at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stockeld Road where there will be fun, craft and a family friendly service. Bring your own picnic tea for afterwards and get to know us. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!
This year we will be holding our Christmas Services at the Clarke Foley Centre which is located on Cunliffe Road. For a full list of services, please click here. All are welcome to join us!
On Sunday 4th November we had our last service in Church prior to our building project. Please click here for our latest press release which announces the contractor for the project.
Work has already started this week with the removal of the pews. Keep an eye on our social media pages, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as our website for regular updates on the project.
Join us this Sunday, 4th November, for a Joint Service at 10am. This will be our last Sunday in Church before Phase 1 of our Church Development project begins. We will meet from 9.30am in Church for pastries and coffee. We will then join together in worship, celebrating All Saints Day and the life of All Saints Church. Join us in Church House after the service for a special shared lunch! There will be an opportunity before and after the service to look at the plans for the project and also to take some photographs of our buildings and its features. All are welcome to join us for this special occasion!
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
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.
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!
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 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!