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Bishop Arun's Advent book is a fresh guide through the coming season

First published on: 21st November 2023

‘Stick With Love’, the thought-provoking Advent book by Bishop Arun, will help guide people through the fast-coming season with readings and rich reminders of the love of Christ that unites every tongue, tribe and nation in our diverse global church.

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100 not out - our Director of Vocations has done a ton of churches

First published on: 21st November 2023

Derek Walmsley, our Director of Ordinands and Vocations, is celebrating eight years in his role and has now preached about vocation in one hundred churches across our diocese.

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Faith voices in the North to be shared

First published on: 21st November 2023

Prompted by the recent launch of the Archbishop of York’s Faith in the North initiative, the husband of our Bishop Smitha is recording local voices talking about their faith journeys.


Church of England offers its first real Advent Calendar

First published on: 21st November 2023

The Church of England has released its first ever printed Advent Calendar, inviting people to put the birth of Jesus at the heart of their Christmas preparations.

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Churches across diocese give people a Warm Welcome this winter

First published on: 20th November 2023

Churches across the Diocese of Leeds are opening their doors this winter as part of the “Warm Welcome” campaign which aims to address the issues of the cost of living crisis, as well as countering loneliness and isolation.


Vicar of Oxenhope to be our new Archdeacon of Pontefract

First published on: 20th November 2023

The diocese is delighted to announce that Revd Canon Cat Thatcher, currently Vicar of Oxenhope, will be the new Archdeacon of Pontefract.

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Mothers' Union Global Day of Action to highlight domestic abuse victims

First published on: 17th November 2023

The plight of domestic abuse victims will be highlighted at a special event at Huddersfield Parish Church on the Mother’s Union Global Day of Action next week.

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First Gold Eco Church award for church in diocese celebrated

First published on: 13th November 2023

St Mary’s Church, Embsay with Eastby, welcomed the Bishop of Leeds, the Right Revd Nick Baines, to a special celebratory service on Sunday, November 5.

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Concerts cheer people in Thornton in Lonsdale

First published on: 13th November 2023

One of our Ripon area churches has been entertaining people by hosting a series of concerts in 2023.


Ripon Cathedral hosts our first ever Rural Ministry Forum

First published on: 10th November 2023

More than 30 rural clergy and lay leaders from across the diocese gathered at Ripon Cathedral for its first ever Rural Ministry Forum this week.

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