We Are A Place And A People Of Welcome And Meeting

  •  Welcome to Christchurch Ilkley

    Lockdown during November 2020 has put a number of our activities back on hold

    Fridays between 1:00pm and 2:30pm
    (with 'Track & Trace', social distancing, hand sanitiser)
    Please wear a face covering

    Church life is developing again! We are now able to take our first steps back into using our Christchurch buildings and look forward to welcoming you there when you are ready. At the same time we are keeping on with some of the activities, like the Sunday Zoom service, that we have developed online during lockdown.

    Sunday Service 10:00am by Zoom - weekly
    We will be continuing the 10:00am service by Zoom. A link to this with more details will be sent out each Friday. You will be able to access this service from your computer, tablet or phone wherever you are.
    From Sunday 06 September, it will also be possible for those who do not have access to the internet to join the Zoom service in the Christchurch Lower Hall. Places will be limited, and it is essential that anyone wishing to attend this ring Jenny Freeman before Sunday, please.

    Sunday Service 4:00pm in the Worship Area - fortnightly (ON HOLD)
    We will also be starting a short service in the Worship Area at 4:00pm from Sunday 06 September to run every other week. Places are limited and if you wish to attend this, you are invited to ring Jenny Freeman to book your place.. Social distancing, wearing masks and hand sanitizing will all be mandatory.

    Although our building is only open for limited activities at the moment, our church community is still here in Ilkley and beyond and we want to care for one another and those who need us through this time.

    Christchurch Sunday Worship materials will be available on the Wharfedale and Aireborough Circuit Worship at Home page of their website from each Monday.  This service material will be emailed out to you if you request it from the church administrator (at tempchristchurchoffice@gmail.com).  Sunday talks are now being uploaded to our Christchurch YouTube channel after the Sunday services, whenever possible.

    Our prayer chain is running as usual: please ring 01943 831779 if you would like to submit a prayer request. There are two prayer times by Zoom each week. For further information please contact the church administrator (tempchristchurchoffice@gmail.com ).

    For pastoral care you can contact Roberta our minister and the pastoral team leader Jenny.
    In this time of loss and change, our love and prayers are with those who are unwell, those who care for them, and those deeply affected by the current situation of lockdown.

    We remember that Jesus is the light of the world, a light that no darkness has ever put out.

    Christchurch Ilkley looks forward to being a busy and loving place - People of all ages, theological persuasions and backgrounds testify to the welcome they have received, and to the spiritual home they have found.


    Our worship offers a variety of styles at different times throughout the week.

    Our Vision is to have Christ at the centre of the church at the heart of the town.

    Christchurch is a joint Methodist / URC Local Ecumenical Partnership.

    Whether it's community activities in the spacious and active premises, prayer times, or in Housegroups, this meeting in love continues throughout the week, even if access to our building is limited.

    Wider Horizons LogoWider Horizons
    November 2020

    Our monthly magazine, is being produced 'from home' and can be at the link above.

    Weekly Notices
    are now available again
    08 November 2020

    Melting Pot graphic

    There's been an overhaul of the
    Melting Pot Notes from sessions.

    All notes up to MPot 48 (February 2020) are now available to read or download

    Belief & Belonging
    A statement about Christchurch.
    What is it that we have in common at Christchurch?
    What gives us our shared purpose? What is our passion?

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    Christchurch Cafe is

    Wednesday to Friday
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Reduced Menu
    All Covid Precautions in place

    Dan's Den at Christchurch 
    Soft Play Area is
    CLOSED until after the second lockdown.

    SMILE is Online through Zoom - contact Michael J for information

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    But we will be opening some aspects of our Church family life with all Covid-19 precautions in place afyer second lockdown restrictions are lifted


  • This Week at Christchurch


  • Website updated 14 November 2020

    Recent Significant Updates & Additions
     * New email for the Office
     * Wider Horizons still available each month - November 2020

     * Melting Pot Notes completely updated to lockdown