Meet the team
We are a committed team seeking to love and serve and are currently in an interregnum season.
Hi, I am Lawrence – (children & youth)- married to Jemma and a dad of three children – Hope, twins Joy and Judah and Iva.
I love running in the hills, Bradford City and trying to grow vegetables on our allotment.
My childhood dream was always to be a part of a big and stable, happy family, in 2007 that dream was close to ruins. I attended an Alpha course at All Saints church and welcomed Jesus Christ into my life. Since then God has worked in my life in deep and profound ways. – I am work in progress but excited about the future.
Joyce Illingworth - Church Warden
I’m Joyce, I’ve been warden since April 2014. It’s a fun job serving the church community and working alongside the vicar and the rest of the team to care for each one and to explore ways we can all grow in our faith and be confident to tell others about Jesus. I spent many years in Argentina with the Anglican Church, firstly with indigenous people in the North and then in the capital Buenos Aires. Loving life in Ilkley.
Derek Crabtree - Church Warden
I’m Derek, married to Elaine and we have four children and two grandchildren. I’m grateful to God for the strong Christian influence that has affected both our families over some five generations. I realised at a young age that I too needed to respond personally to God’s love shown in Jesus and continue to be blessed by the relevance and application of God’s word in my life. Looking towards retirement gave me a change of direction and we’ve been part of the All Saints family these last four years, currently acting as Diocesan representative and Church Warden.
Revd Pat Reid
Pat Reid, Associate Minister. Career as a maths teacher, then also as Deputy Head of a Secondary School, in Huddersfield. Retirement allowed me to follow up interests: painting, reading, and to keep the mind working, a degree in Victorian Studies. The Lord, however, had plans! The then vicar challenged me to explore a path to ordination: an exciting journey, a wonderful and certain calling, and a great privilege to serve God at All Saints Church. Great to experience his enabling, and be used by God, presenting the Good News and trying to encourage others on their Christian journey.
Revd Dick Watson
Hi, I’m Dick, Associate Minister within the All Saints Team, seeking to welcome more people into the fellowship of Christ’s Church , and to share the Love of God with all who feel called to join in the adventure of faith. Life-group leader, and pastoral visitor with a passion for knowing Christ better, and making Him better known. Still learning , still striving, and still discovering more of God’s amazing grace year on year!
Alice Carr - Administrative Manager
Hi, I’m Alice! I am married and have two boys. I first came to All Saints in 2014 when I brought my eldest son to Joining-the-Dots. I was overwhelmed by the care and love emanating from this Church. As a family, we decided to attend the Sunday services and since then my life has been transformed. I was keen to explore my faith and to find the answers to some of life’s biggest questions, so I decided to do the Alpha course. For me, this experience marked the beginning of my Christian journey and It was here that I came to be a follower of Jesus. God called me to take on the role of Administrative Manager and I have loved being able to grow in faith as well as developing this role.
Michael - Verger
I work to ensure everything within church is fit for purpose.
This includes cleaning to a high standard, church and all the buildings in a methodical and routine so to facilitate the work of All Saints Ilkley.
My work is varied I carry out maintenance and small repairs when they arise and the testing, upkeep, and recording of fire alarms & emergency torches. My duties include the grounds external maintenance & in winter months I ensure the paths are cleared of snow and ice.
I open up Church on Sunday mornings ready for the 8am service at which I operate the sound desk.
I enjoy my verger role for weddings and funerals, and other events.