Meet the team
We are a committed team seeking to love and serve.
Revd Mike CoeMike has been the vicar at All Saints since September 2018. Born in Romford, Essex, he got a degree in business studies at Bath University and before training to be a vicar in Oxford he was a satellite dish salesman, a TV marketing executive, a children’s & youth worker & an itinerant evangelist. He was a vicar in Northampton and Hastings before coming to Ilkley.He is married to Lisa with four adult children and five grandchildren, and enjoys walking the dogs, reading World War II history, playing his newly discovered sport of walking football, watching foreign language subtitled crime dramas and supporting West Ham United (although enjoy might not apply to the last one!)“I am so delighted to be the vicar at All Saints and really believe that God has called me to be here at this stage in its mission and ministry. We have felt so welcomed by the church family and wider community that it feels like we’ve been here for much longer than two years. I am really looking forward to continuing to help people to grow in the Christian faith and know more about the love and purpose that Jesus Christ brings to every day life. My prayer is that the All Saints Church family will use the resources that God has given us to be both a blessing to the wider community and a beacon for the Gospel.”
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 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!
Revd Diana Rees-Jones
Myself and my husband Hywel are newcomers to Ilkley having moved up here from a church in Northampton. We are loving being in such a beautiful part of the country and exploring the Moors and Dales on foot or on bikes. Milly (our German Short-haired Pointer) also loves her walks- especially along the Wharfe! We have got involved in a local golf club and tennis club/gym so we are keeping pretty fit and active. We have 3 married children and two little grandsons who live in Bahrain. We love having them to stay and usually fit in a treat at Betty’s.
Ollie Greenfield - Children and Youth Worker
Hi, I’m Ollie, the Children and Youth Worker at All Saints Ilkley. I have been in this role since 2018 but have been coming to All Saints for a lot longer than that! I have been part of All Saints for all my life as my family came here to worship, and now I work here. I have really cherished the way I have been able to explore and grow my faith in this church, something which I hope I can continue to do here. I feel blessed to run groups, events, and go into schools to talk about Jesus.
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.