at the sanctuary's centre

you are very welcome to visit our daily times of outward focused worship and prayer or to come to one of our events. You can also book our prayer space for your own worship, workshops or away days when it is not in use for our core work.

(Details of how to find us, local parking and directions from Ilkley train station are available here.)

The Sanctuary's centre has a unique prayer space which visually and kinaesthetically embodies its vision and the resources it creates -  worship that remembers both loving God and loving others.

Its focal point is still a cross. But the space is also carpeted with maps (world and UK); and decorated with images of nature and pictures of churches from across the denominations - alongside prayer installations and devotional art created by those involved.

It is also fully kitted out for its core purposes of worship, prayer and resource creation with sound and recording facilities; instruments and mics; projection facilities; and audio, film and photo editing capabilities. Some of this equipment is available to those booking, as well as for the core team's work. (A kitchen with some basic catering facilities is also available behind the sacred space which doubles up as an office.)

Find out more about:

When are we closed for holidays?

The standard schedule for our prayer rhythm (open to all) is below - but if there are any changes due to holidays etc, they are flagged up here:

The Sanctuary will be closed for:

the Easter holidays from 10:30 on Thursday 13 April (after morning worship) to Friday 5 May (inclusive). We re-open on Monday 8 May.

Monday

9am-10am Morning worship and prayer (open to all)
1pm-1.15pm Lunchtime worship and prayer (open to all)
5pm-5.15pm
End of working day worship and prayer (open to all)

Tuesday

9am-10am Morning worship and prayer (open to all)
1pm-1.15pm Lunchtime worship and prayer (open to all)
5pm-5.15pm
End of working day worship and prayer (open to all)

Wednesday

9am-10am Morning worship and prayer (open to all)
1pm-1.15pm Lunchtime worship and prayer (open to all)
5pm-5.15pm
End of working day worship and prayer (open to all)

Thursday

9am-10am Morning worship and prayer (open to all)
1pm-1.15pm Lunchtime worship and prayer (open to all)
5pm-5.15pm
End of working day worship and prayer (open to all)

Friday

9am-10am Morning worship and prayer (open to all)
1pm-1.15pm Lunchtime worship and prayer (open to all)
5pm-5.15pm
End of working day worship and prayer (open to all)