The six bishops across our diocese have issued an open invitation to all parishes to join them for a Holy Lent of Loving. Living. Learning.
Each Bishop has offered an open invitation to come and join them in a time of prayer on each of the Saturdays of Lent across the Episcopal Areas. Each hour on the hour they will lead a short liturgy for anyone who would like to join them:
Saturday 24th February 10.00am—3.00pm
Bishop Paul—Leeds Minster
Saturday 3rd March—Bishop Jonathan
10.00am - 12noon Halifax Minster; 1.00pm-3.00pm Dewsbury Minster
Saturday 10th March 10.00am—3.00pm
Bishop Toby—Bradford Cathedral
Saturday 17th March 10.00am—3.00pm
Bishop Tony—Wakefield Cathedral
Saturday 24th March 10.00am—3.00pm
Bishop Nick—Holy Trinity, Skipton
Bishop Nick said: “This is an invitation to share with others in prayer during Lent to bring us together as a Diocesan family. This is not meant to replace any Lenten project in your church but to supplement it and help us focus on what and who we are here in the Diocese of Leeds."
The Bishops have written a prayer for Lent which they ask people to join in each day:
Lord God, through Lent, open our eyes to see all the right and wrong that we have done.
Help us in our loving of one another, to make good decisions, to be strong and not give up.
Stir us, strengthen us, teach and inspire us to both learn and live the Gospel with generosity and joy, imagination and courage for the sake of your world and in the name of Jesus.