Holy Trinity Boar Lane in Leeds has shown itself open for business recently, by hosting the Leeds Teaching Trust Christian Network carol service.
The service was led by volunteers from the network, and organised by Dr Karen Flood, who set up the now registered network as a way of uniting both medical and non-medical Christian staff across the trust.
A volunteer choir sang at the event, and the Revd Che Seabourne, curate at St George’s Leeds (pictured), preached.
The service also included fundraising for Safe Haven Academy Kalongo Uganda, a new school that will be opening in February, as well as for the ministry of Holy Trinity Boar Lane.
The Revd Josh Cockayne, Clergy Leader at Holy Trinity Boar Lane, said: “It was wonderful to be able to welcome so many NHS staff into Holy Trinity Boar Lane for the carol service.
“It was our largest act of public worship since the refurbishment was completed and it was a real joy to hear the building filled with worship again.
“At Holy Trinity Boar Lane, we are looking to find ways to support and encourage those who work in Leeds to live out their faith in the workplace, and this is precisely what the NHS Christian network aims to do.
“It was a real privilege to be able to support their valuable work.”
Holy Trinity Boar Lane has also recently launched their Wednesday Prayer Breakfast service, which is a short service of reflection, prayer, and worship, followed by coffee and pastries, running from 8 to 8.30am.
The service aims to provide a short time to give the day to God on the way to work, and to create community amongst those who work in the city.
The church is looking to start lunchtime services in the new year.
The church aims to serve all who work in the city of Leeds by providing weekday ministry opportunities, and has been funded by the Church of England’s Strategic Development Fund.