Dates for your Diary – Nov 2017 to Dec 2017

November

Sun 5th All Saints

Fri 10th 2.45pm Collective Worship (in Church)

Sun 12th Remembrance Sunday

9.45am Parish Communion (Note earlier start time)
10.55am Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, to include the 2 minutes silence and laying of wreaths.

Tue 14th 7.30pm Licensing of the Revd Julie Bacon

Tue 21st 7.30pm Episcopal Area Forum

Sat 25th St Andrew’s Fair (in Church)

Sun 26th Christ the King

Mon 27th 7.00pm Prayers for the Parish & World Church (Parish Rooms)

Tue 28th 6.30pm PCC meeting (Parish Rooms)

Thu 30th ST ANDREW’S DAY

7.30pm Patronal Festival Eucharist. Preacher: The Revd Canon Philip Gray, Area Dean

December

Sun 3rd ADVENT SUNDAY

Fri 8th 2.45pm Collective Worship (in Church)

Thu 14th 2.00pm and 6.00pm Nativity EYFS/KS1 (in Church)

Tue 19th 6.00pm Christmas Carol Service

Regular Events

Interim Priest in Charge of St Andrew’s Kildwick and Interim Priest in Charge of St John’s Cononley with St Mary’s Bradley

The announcement of the Revd Julie Bacon as Interim Priest in Charge of St Andrew’s Kildwick and Interim Priest in Charge of St John’s Cononley with St Mary’s Bradley.

Andy Jolley, the Archdeacon of Bradford, is delighted that this announcement can now be made. He says “It was a privilege to be part of the meeting that Julie had with the representatives of the three churches last week. Julie is an exceptional priest with fantastic experience before and after her ordination which will be a great asset as she takes up this new interim role working in these two parishes and with these three churches. The interim role is for a period of three years and, in addition to covering familiar parish priest duties, will involve taking on the challenges identified in the profiles produced by the two parishes and myself. The main aim is to establish a new shared vision and put in place structures and relationships which will support the future flourishing of the church in these two parishes.”

Julie says,

“I am really excited to have been appointed to serve these two parishes as they prepare to enter into a new relationship with each other, and to seek God’s vision for the future in Kildwick, Cononley and Bradley. I’m looking forward to getting to know people in all three churches and villages, and finding out what God has in store for us over the next three years. I moved to Ilkley in 2000 with my husband, Matt, and children, Jack and Kate, and then to Shipley in 2014 when I became curate at St Peter’s Shipley, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to explore and get to know the most northerly part of the Bradford Episcopal Area.”