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BOOK SALE

The big day is almost upon us! 

Saturday, 20th October, sees the annual church Book Sale.  This is our opportunity to snap up all manner of bargains, as the church is filled with table after table, with thousands of books on display at very reasonable prices.

The profits from the event go to support the work of the charity "Education for Life" in Kenya, with whom the church has had a long association.  We open the doors at 9.30am and we run through to 1pm.  Refreshments are available, and we hope to see you here!

 

SERVICE OF THANKS

On Sunday, 16th September, 2019, we have a very special morning service (10.45am) when we officially mark the opening of our building improvements.

For those of you that were unaware, we have replaced our access ramp with a new one with a gentler gradient; we have widened the entrance doors from the ramp and provided chair level automatic door openers; and finally we have built a separate accessibilty toilet.

To mark the occasion we have a guest speaker and preacher on Sunday.  Sian Gilpin, from Oldham Baptist Church, who is a wheelchair user, will speak on the subject of disability, and Sian's mother, the Rev Jane Gilpin, will preach on Ephesians 2:11-16.  All are welcome.

 

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA

The good china has been packed away for another year after yet another very successful Vintage Afternoon Tea at the Church on Saturday, 8th September, 2018.

As you will probably be aware, the vast majority of the money raised goes directlt to the Haitian Project, to enable more poor children to have a good, free, seccondary school education in order to reach their full potential.

This year we raised the magnificent sum of £1170.05.  Our thanks go out to Anne Wilkinson and her team of volunteers who always make this day such a success.

TOILET TWINNING !

To mark the opening of our new accessible toilet, and the improvements to the church to allow for better disabled access, we have joined up with toilettwinning.org to sponsor a toilet in the African country of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The DRC is still a very poor and unstable country, and the implementation of effective sanitation has been very slow.  We are now twinned with a latrine in the village of Orientale in South Kivu, DRC.

Our fortune in having the ability to have better toilet facilities in Ilkley is, sadly, not matched around the world. We give thanks that we have been able to support this very worthwhile and necessary charity in their endeavours overseas.

 

 

 

BIG DAY SUNDAY !

On Sunday, 9th September, 2019, we have a very busy and happy day at the church.  At the morning service (10.45am) we welcome Gene into membership, and in the evening service (6.30pm) we have Ann and Gaby being baptised by full immersion.

The photo shows the covers off, ready for cleaning, and we are all looking forward to this 'Believer's Baptism' in the church.

For anyone who has never witnessed a 'Believer's Baptism' it is well worth coming along as it is a very special and powerful occasion.  We shall follow the Baptisms with Communion for all who wish to partake.


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