Church of England Diocese of Leeds St. Margaret, Ilkley

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Sunday

Family Service

Every Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

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Ilkley

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with Cant & Dec Junior Choir

Most of our families with younger children attend the weekly Family Service. During the service the children come forward to hear the homily in which they are usually involved.

There are three hymns led by the piano, a small group of instrumentalists and, during school term-time, our children’s choir Cant & Dec. Around once a month they are also joined by our young people’s choir, SMS. On the second Sunday of each month we hold a Family Mass at 9.15am where Holy Communion can be received. Occasionally, baptisms are also held within the Family Service.

The service usually lasts around 35 minutes. Refreshments are served afterwards for all in the Parish Hall.

Family Friendly Refreshments
Sunday

Choral Evensong

Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

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Ilkley

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On most Sunday evenings St Margaret’s Choir leads the traditional service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer. The service has a “cathedral style” with the Choir singing the psalm, canticles and anthem, as well as leading the hymns. A homily may be preached.

For the congregation this is a beautiful reflective service which normally lasts around 50 minutes. On Major Feast Days Evensong may be concluded with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Common Worship

Organ Recital

In January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December. Every First Friday at 12:30 p.m. for 45m

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Ilkley

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First Friday of the month at 12.30pm performed by St Margaret's Director of Music, Christopher Rathbone or a visiting organist.

Music Organ Concert
Thursday

Said Mass

Every Thursday at 11 a.m.

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Ilkley

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Said mass held in the lady chapel. On the third Thursday of each month, BCP is used.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Weekday Services

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:45 a.m.

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Ilkley

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Our current pattern of weekday services is:

Tuesday to Friday

Morning Prayer at 7.45 am (Morning Prayer and Litany on Fridays)

Evening Prayer at 5.15 pm

Morning and Evening Prayer are beautiful, reflective services designed to bookend the day in prayer. Simple plainchant is used, with periods of silence for contemplation. You are welcome to participate in as much or as little of the service as you wish.

Midweek Mass on Tuesday at 6.15pm and Thursday at 11.00am.

Why not spend some time in prayer in our peaceful church?

Common Worship
Sunday

High Mass

Every Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

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Ilkley

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At the Sunday High Mass worshippers appreciate the fullness of St Margaret’s Anglo-Catholic tradition. Choral music is sung and led by St Margaret’s Choir, with the Organ.

The service is full of colour and ritual, and incense is used. A homily is preached and the people receive Holy Communion.

Some members of our congregation travel very significant distances to worship at St Margaret’s High Mass “in the beauty of holiness.”

The service usually lasts between 60 and 75 minutes. Refreshments are served afterwards in the Parish Hall.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Incense Choir Common Worship Refreshments Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities
Sunday

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 8 a.m.

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Ilkley

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This quiet, reflective service takes place in the Lady Chapel within the Church. A short homily is preached and Holy Communion can be received. This service usually lasts around 40 minutes.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship