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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.”

Dates for your Diary – Oct 2017 to Nov 2017


Sun 1st 10.00am Harvest Festival Family Communion

Tue 3rd 7.30pm Deanery Synod meeting (venue t.b.c.)

Sun 15th NO 10.00am Service at St Andrew’s

10.30am CDFC One World Week Service followed by

Annual Meeting (St Thomas’ Church, Sutton)

Mon 16th 10.30am CDFC Residential Homes Worship Teams meeting (St Peter’s)

Mon 23rd All Week Redecorating Parish Rooms (downstairs)

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

Sun 29th Bible Sunday


Sun 5th All Saints

Sun 12th Remembrance Sunday

Tue 14th 6.30pm PCC meeting (Parish Rooms)

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


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



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An Interim Minister? – a note from the Archdeacon of Bradford

Over the past few years, the Church of England has been starting to make greater use of the new provision to appoint Interim Ministers to parishes. These are fixed term appointments for a maximum of three years (although they can be renewed once to make a maximum of six years). Interim posts are primarily about helping parishes to […]

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Robin’s New Parish

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The United Benefice of Warton and Yealand Conyers

Robin takes up his position in September. The next Vicar (of Kildwick) will be Vicar of the United Benefice of Kildwick and Cononley-with-Bradley; two parishes still, but united under the oversight of the same Vicar.

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Robin is leaving on 23 July 2017


Alleluia. Christ is risen.

I am emailing to let you know that I announced this morning that I will be moving in July to take up the post of Vicar of Warton and Borwick with Yealand in the Diocese of Blackburn. Warton is just north of Carnforth and about 15 north of Lancaster, and just to the east of Morecombe Bay. My last Sunday here is planned to be 23rd July.

After nearly 16 years as Vicar of Kildwick there will be lots of mixed feelings as the Figg family come to take our leave of the communities around here. I ask for your prayers for us as we prepare to pack up and move. Be assured of my continuing prayers for all the people of this parish as preparations are made for the vacancy.

Peace and blessings for Easter,


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