The church of All Saints, Ilkley, which traces worship back to the 7th century has appointed a new Heritage Manager.
Carry Lynott (pictured with Development Coordinator, Derek Twine) comes to All Saints from a successful background in teaching and learning, and with a lifelong passion for history and archaeology. She lives, worships and has worked locally.
Christians have worshipped on the site of All Saints Church since about 627 AD. The first church was built of stone taken from the abandoned Roman fort of Olicana which stood on the same site. The present building is partly medieval, but it was largely rebuilt in Victorian times, and there have been 20th century additions and alterations.
Carry’s role will cover all aspects of the church’s heritage plan in progress to tell and interpret the story of the church and its people from the times of the Roman Fort, through the Iife of the medieval and Victorian eras, right up to current 21st century renovation works.
The Heritage Manager position is a funded post with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Carry will join the team in mid-September. Derek Twine, Development Coordinator at All Saints said: "We are really excited by Carry's appointment. We have a richness of heritage legacy at All Saints, and this role will help us make it come alive for our community here in llkley, the region and beyond."