We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Prince Philip. Our prayers are with the Queen and her whole family.
As a mark of respect our flag will be flown at half mast from the bell tower until the day of the funeral. There is also an online book of condolence that you can contribute to. You can find it by clicking here.
Yesterday we included some special prayers in our services and also showed a video tribute to Prince Philip from Bishop Nick at our 10:30am service. If you would like to see the video again, please click here.
And finally, we would like to share this prayer from the Church of England:
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.
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Protecting God’s creation for future generations is high on the agenda for churches but it can often feel daunting when we think about how we, as individuals, can make a difference. As such, we are embarking on a series of Eco-bulletins to share facts, figures and useful tips to ensure that we all play our part in tackling climate change. Please click here to find out more.
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‘Climate, Fairtrade and You’ is the theme of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight campaign, 22ndFeb – 7thMarch.
Fairtrade Fortnight is going online this year, and there are two free festivals with a wide range of events to learn more about why a fairer deal and living incomes for farmers and workers are critical in tackling the climate crisis. There is something for everyone, from discussions between Fairtrade farmers, other experts and famous faces, to music, art, craft, poetry, entertainment, cookalongs, a family friendly Fairtrade version of Taskmaster and interactive workshops on sustainable living. Learn more about how Fairtrade helps to achieve the climate Standard Development Goals and its early plans for participating in Climate Change Conference 26.
Fairtrade Foundation ‘Choose the world you want’ festival. Register for details on www.fairtrade.org.uk
Fairtrade Yorkshire ‘Fairtrade Connections’ community arts festival. Find all the event details via the News tab on www.fairtradeyorkshire.org.uk
All the free events will be on Zoom, and can be booked via the links on the websites.
Both Fairtrade Ilkley and Bradford Fairtrade Zone are sponsoring the Fairtrade Yorkshire festival – we all hope you find something to enjoy, inform and inspire you.
If you need any further information, or want to join us in campaigning for Fairtrade (we would love some help to work with schools, and also with social media), please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us via Facebook, ilkleyfairtrade.
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Are you interested in trying something new in 2021?
Our new Alpha Online course will start with a taster session, via Zoom, on Sunday 10th January, at 7pm. It’s an opportunity to find out a little bit more about Alpha, the course content, and also gives you a chance to meet with others who are also interested in doing the course.
Alpha is for anyone who is interested in exploring more about the Christian faith. The series includes a set of online videos which provides the foundations for an informal group discussion.
If you would like to sign up, please do so by filling out this form. Alternatively you can contact one of our Alpha representatives via email at email@example.com or via telephone on 01943 816035.
Have you seen our All Saints Ilkley Advent Calendar yet? Throughout December we will be journeying deeper into the joy of Christmas whilst also bringing you the key events leading up to Jesus’ birth. We will also be sharing some beautiful historical images of Ilkley at Christmas time in years gone by. Check out our social media pages for regular updates!
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Yes, that’s right, Quiz Night is back! Join us on our YouTube channel on Saturday 31st October at 7pm for another great evening! We will once again be raising money for the Ilkley Foodbank who continue to support many people in our area. More details about how you can donate will be communicated nearer the time.
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This Sunday, 12th July, All Saints Ilkley will re-open its doors for private prayer. The building will be open from 1pm to 3pm every Sunday and anyone is welcome to come to the church for a short time of individual prayer and reflection. In order to maintain social distancing, we will allow a maximum of six people in the building at any one time. If you do visit us, and we have reached maximum capacity, we may ask you to wait outside for a short while until a space becomes available. To find out more about what to expect when you visit the church, please watch the video below:
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The Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is one of our four Mission Partners here at All Saints Ilkley. Our main connection is through the Parker family and prior to the lockdown we were looking forward to welcoming them to Ilkley to hear more about their mission and ministry in Uganda. Although they can’t be with us in person, we were really pleased to be able to catch up with Andrew via Zoom last week. To hear more about the work of MAF, click on the link below.
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