Fr Philip's request for us all to review our giving
Have you done the enquirers' course and wondered what might be next?
We are once again asking all members of St Margaret's family to think carefully and prayerfully about their giving
A copy of the Annual Accounts for 2012
Fr Philip received a welcome gift on his 46th birthday this week – a new curate.
In the last of our talks we were enthused by a very knowledgeable Alex Cockshott, a well known local historian, who gave us a wealth of information on the development of Ilkley, St. Margaret’s Church, and in particular our stained glass windows and plaques.
In the second of the three talks on the treasures of St. Margaret’s we were treated to an excellent tour of the stained glass windows of the church by Jan Bramley, a long-standing parishioner with an abiding interest in the art and architecture of our church. As Jan said, when we are familiar with something, as is the case with the windows, we do not always appreciate the subtleties of meaning hidden within them.
On Thursday 4th October 2012 a group of enthusiasts met for the first of three talks, with an invitation to ‘look with fresh eyes’ at our beautiful church. I probably wasn’t alone in wondering what to expect; information on key architectural features; works of art or historical facts? We certainly had our awareness raised on all those accounts, but very much more.
You may have seen the Foundations of Faith course advertised in the notices, so from someone who went on the course, here is a little insight into what we got up to.