All Saints Ilkley extends building works

 

Thanks to further amazing fundraising over the holiday period, while contractors are already on site for the Church and the new Link Building, their work can now be extended to a new kitchen and serveries, a larger open-space for informal gatherings, new toilets to include access provision and an internal staircase.

 

Revd Mike Coe, Vicar of All Saints, says “We are delighted that along with our Ilkley-based architects Halliday Clark and contractors Dobson Construction, we are able to extend the planned work which started in November. These additions are achievable thanks to the generosity of our congregation, and they will be of great benefit to the wider community. We are grateful to God for His provision to us, and we look forward to our renewed building being a great blessing and benefit to the church family and local community.”

 

Already the new underfloor heating has been laid in the Church, new wiring and cables have been fitted for the new lighting and sound system, and a new access toilet has been created within the Church itself. The new sawn stone flags for the floor have been selected, coming from a Huddersfield quarry and being Pennine Millstone Grit. The Church is also preparing fresh and creative ways of sharing the heritage story of the building and of its worship and community mission over the centuries. There will be new displays, and in following months there will be events and activities of interest to all ages, and for school groups.

 

Since the work has started on site, services are being held in the Clark Foley Centre each week at 8am, 9.15am and 11am – all are welcome.  There are expected to be open-days and major celebrations when the works are finished in the early summer.

 

For further details about the project, please contact:

 

Revd Mike Coe – vicar@ilkleyallsaints.org.uk

Derek Twine (Development Co-Ordinator) – derek.twine@ilkleyallsaints.org.uk

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