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Celebrating Easter across the Diocese, Clergy from St Mary’s, Burley-in-Wharfedale,  Alastair Kirk and Paul Wheelhouse offering a free ‘shoe shine’ to rush-hour travellers – a modern slant on ‘foot washing’., Foot washing - a sign of serving others - at the Maundy Service, Wakefield Cathedral, Jesus washes the disciples feet  at Settle Passion Play, Re-enacting and re-imagining the last supper at Seacroft parish, East Leeds , The gospel of the watch recalling the night of Jesus’ arrest., Recreating Lego Easter at Seacroft Parish, East Leeds, Young onlookers follow Jesus to his trial at Settle Passion Play, Bishop Toby and others set off from St James’ Woodhall, Bradford on a four hour procession of the cross via Bradford Moor churches., The Bradford procession arriving at St Margaret’s Thornbury for the second meditation and reflection., Crowds gather in the centre of Harrogate to mark Good Friday.,  Christians walk through the streets of Ilkley with a cross to recall  Jesus walking through the streets of Jerusalem with his cross., Carrying the cross through the Good Friday service, Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield's Good Friday Walk of Witness concludes on the steps of the cathedral, Jesus is taken down from the cross at Settle Passion Play, Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge invited local primary schools to contribute to their Festival of Crosses., Vicar, Angela Dick said ‘Christians remember the wooden cross where Jesus died on Good Friday. We wanted to celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday with vibrant, decorative crosses.”, Christians Together in Calderdale and Halifax Minister celebrated the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday – the first celebration of the resurrection of Jesus calculating the day beginning at sunset. , The congregations join in a torch light procession from Halifax Minster back to The Gathering Place where worship continued including the baptism of five new Christians., Easter Garden Service at Seacroft telling the story of the trial and death of Christ, Seacroft's Easter Garden Service tells of the empty tomb and a Christ who is risen, The Easter Dawn celebration in Undercliffe Cemetery where Christians shout to the city of Bradford - Christ is risen!
Fri, 03 Apr 2015
A diocese-wide service for clergy and lay to renew their promise to follow and serve Christ and for the blessing of oils used in the coming year., Head verger ironing, Steward practising curtsey, Stewards spring into action as the congregation starts to arrive from across the diocese., Chrism oils used for baptism and healing, The Dean welcomes everyone, All our bishops process in to the service, Bishop Nick explaining how ministry flows from discipleship, The Bishops renew their commitment to ministry, The clergy renew their commitment to ministry, The entire congregation renews its commitment to serve as disciples of Christ, Sharing the peace, The Bishop of Leeds blesses the oil for the anointing of the sick and dying, A deacon presents the oil to be used in baptism, The Bishop of Leeds pours balsam (perfume) into the oil of Chrism (anointing), The service concludes with worship and singing, A queue forms as parish representatives and clergy collect a supply of the oils they will need in the coming year.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015
Thu, 02 Apr 2015
Hundreds of clergy and lay people gathered in Wakefield Cathedral on Maundy Thursday, April 2, more
Tue, 31 Mar 2015
SEVEN churches across our diocese share a windfall of almost £1m in the latest grants rounds more
Thu, 26 Mar 2015
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
All Saints Ilkley was packed for a public form on the recent Bishops' letter (‘Who is my more
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