...at 6 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DS. It’s a house of prayer and worship and creative resourcing centre with a particular emphasis on poverty and justice issues. And its unique space – which opened on 24 September – is carpeted with maps, decorated with images of nature and churches from across the denominations, and lit by a cross .
The Sanctuary is a non-denominational Christian project
run by volunteers from different churches. Its core team writes, records and gives away songs and other prayer resources on themes of justice, poverty and intercession
to churches locally and nationally through www.thesanctuarycentre.org
in response to Jesus’ call in Mark 12:28-31
Everything created or recorded there comes out of the Sanctuary’s daily times of prayer and worship
, which deliberately seek to respond to the headlines and current affairs. You are very welcome to join any of our times of prayer and worship. Our standard rhythm runs Monday to Friday at 9am-10am, 1:00-1:15pm and 5:30-5:45pm
. You can find out more about them by reading the information displayed in the centre’s window or by visiting www.thesanctuarycentre.org/dailyrhythm
Workshops and creative events are also run at the Sanctuary
– upcoming events are displayed at the centre and advertised at www.thesanctuarycentre.org/events
And individuals and Christian groups also drop in to use this unique space, or book it for related activities
. You can find out more about how to do this by visiting www.thesanctuarycentre.org/usingthespace
When not booked, the Sanctuary opens its doors for people to drop-in to pray, have a cup of tea or a chat
. Drop-in times for the next couple of weeks are indicated on the schedule displayed in the centre’s window or at www.thesanctuarycentre.org/houseofprayerandworship
The Sanctuary is not open or available for bookings on Sundays
(when All Saints’ Church use the space). It is a registered charity (no 1148820) which works with and for many different churches locally and nationally. All of its resources and services are given freely – its core team volunteering their time and skills, and supporting themselves through other means.