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2:51pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
OLICANA BRIDGE CLUB: News for week ending February 15. Monday, February 11, 12 tables, winners Ray Causton and Les Rothnie, joint second Mike Collier and Jacqui Farrar, Sylvia Baty and Janet Leach; Tuesday, February 12, 12 tables, winners Jerry Town and Tom Foster, runners-up Ann and John McKenzie; Wednesday, February 13 (no fear improvers), ten tables, N/S Mary Barwick and Ros Wilkinson, E/W Ken Garrett and Erica Hannam; Wednesday, February 13, (evening), three tables, winners Rita Garside and Margery Barlow, runners-up Debbie Griffin and Glenda Bouttell; Thursday, February 14, 12 tables, N/S Bruce Murray and Jean Beever, E/W Roger Lott and John Godden; Friday, February 15, eight tables, winners Geoff Sutcliffe and Jack Coan, runners-up Bridget Vickkerman and Tom Foster.
BAPTIST CHURCH: With Sunday being the first Sunday in Lent, the reading was the story of Jesus’s temptations in the wilderness. Pam Bradley was the reader and the preacher was Paul Chapman. We joined with members of Christchurch and All Saints for a united service held at Christchurch and conducted by Vivien Pitts, full-time worker in the Methodist central office in Leeds. Her theme was also the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness. Tuesday sees the start of five sessions on Tuesday evening under the auspices of Churches Together in Ilkley. Representatives of each of the churches will describe the life of a significant figure in their branch of the church. Our former minister Dr Morgan-Wynne will commence the series with a talk on William Carey, one of the those instrumental in the formation of the Baptist missionary Society in 1792 and widely regarded as the ‘father of modern missions’. On Wednesday, due to a rearrangement, Leri-Anne Morgan-Wynne, one of our deacons and a school teacher by profession, will speak at the women’s meeting. Then on Thursday evening the annual general meeting of the church takes place. In distinction from the monthly church meetings, at the AGM officers are elected and reports received from the various organisations.
QUAKERS: At the Leeds Quaker Area Meeting held on Sunday, February 10, at Ilkley Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, there were several talks called Quaker Service Abroad. Quakers heard from three speakers and watched a DVD. They heard from Nicholas Evens, of Harrogate Meeting, about the Quaker Bolivian Link and how Quakers are helping with the education of young students and the opening of schools. Bolivia is rich in minerals but does not benefit from exports. The people are poor and struggle to make a living in the rare mountain air of the high Andes. The second speaker was Peter Jarman, from York Meeting, who has worked many years at the Friends House Moscow. Its work includes showing young people that there are other ways than violence and alternatives to conscription for those who are conscientious objectors. The DVD gave an introduction to Quaker House in Geneva to which many diplomats come for informal talks with their counterparts. Finally Robert Gibson from Ilkley spoke about how Quakers carried their values with them in their daily lives. He has worked as a consultant in places like Libya, Jordan and Cambodia and he showed how his Quaker attitudes towards others’ values helps him to promote good leadership. Following these talks members joined together to enjoy tea and cakes.
CAMERA CLUB: A first visit by judge Richard Townend presented him with a real challenge as members again submitted a high standard of work for the Annual Digital Image Competition. Results from the three sections are: Architecture and Record: 1 Fellbrig Hall by Phil Reeds, 2 Child’s memorial, Utley, by Peter Farmer, 3 Fireplace Detail, Charles Rennie Mackintosh by Len Downes. Natural History: 1 Puffin with Sandeel by Len Downes, 2 Dunnock-in-snow by Anne Chamberlain, 3 American Red Fox with food recovered from a cache by Julia Kay. Travel: 1 Zanzibar doorway by Phil Reeds, 2 Candlestick, Upper Antelope Canyon by Phil Reeds, 3 On the Nile by John Price. The Exhibition at the Manor House continues to raise interest amongst visitors. The most popular prints in the public vote remain unchanged at: 1 Honister Pass, Karen Spencer, 2 Bolton Priory, Laurie Tetley, 3 Snow Sheep, Nick Hodgson. The exhibition will run until Sunday. Tomorrow the club welcomes Tony Dudley from the West Midlands for his first visit to Ilkley. His lecture is titled Further Away from Dudley. The club meets at 7.30pm at Church House. New members and visitors are most welcome.
BETHEL EVANGELICAL CHURCH: The blockbuster film Titanic was the subject of the latest in the Reel Life series held at the church recently. Minister Martin Woodier explored themes in the film and used these to show what some of the priorities and preoccupations of the filmmakers and society are, including the importance of romantic love and the tendency to put too much faith in the undoubted skill and expertise of scientists and engineers. His talk also brought the biblical perspective to these matters.
ILKLEY ART CLUB: The club meets Tuesday 7.30pm at The Clarke Foley Centre, Cuncliff Road, Ilkley. We continue to run a varied programme and membership is open. The Art Club Exhibition launches on Saturday, March 2, 2pm to 4pm at The Manor House Museum and Gallery. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The exhibition runs until June 2. There is still an offer at present of three free evening ‘taster’ sessions, which can include a lecture. This offer will continue until the club AGM on April 23. Leaflets are at various venues around Ilkley. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Helen on (01943) 600760.