The Diocese unites in prayer and thanksgiving for Her Late Majesty

Churches and cathedrals across the diocese, both large and small, have joined together over recent days to pay their heartfelt respects to Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

During a period of national mourning, which began following Her Late Majesty’s death on Thursday, September 8 and ended after the funeral on Monday, September 19, a mixture of services and events were held. Some, including a vigil at Leeds Civic Hall and a multi-faith gathering in the centre of Bradford, brought leaders and people of different faith’s together. 

Civic representatives were welcomed for special events held at Halifax Minster, Leeds Minster, Dewsbury Minster, Huddersfield Parish Church and our three diocesan cathedrals based in Wakefield, Ripon and Bradford.

Parish churches also opened their doors to the public, offering themselves as an important focal point of condolence for their local communities. Spaces of prayer were created, books of condolence opened and churches tolled their bells in memory of the Queen. 

Towards the end, crowds gathered to watch the funeral of Her Late Majesty, which was streamed on giant screens erected in Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield cathedrals. 

Find a gallery of images here, taken from cathedral and church events from across the diocese. 

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