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New deacons to be ordained this month

First published on: 12th June 2024

A lawyer, a former combat medic and a TV production assistant are just some of the people being ordained as new deacons in the Diocese of Leeds this month.


Sport news latest: Northern Clergy Cricket event in Leeds is a big hit

First published on: 10th June 2024

Bats came out of belfries and broom cupboards for a great day of friendly cricket, reports Revd Phil Arnold, one of the organisers of the Northern Clergy 20/20 event held recently.

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A pilgrimage paved with prayer to all churches in Huddersfield Deanery

First published on: 29th May 2024

An inspiring pilgrimage has taken place across our Huddersfield Deanery with prayerful walkers visiting all 17 churches and covering more than 30 miles.

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Northern GMH & UKME clergy and ordinands gather at Bishopthorpe

First published on: 29th May 2024

Clergy and church leaders of global-majority heritage or UK minority-ethnic backgrounds from the Northern Province gathered at Bishopthorpe Palace for a day of celebration, conversation and worship organised by the Rt Revd Smitha Prasadam, Bishop of Huddersfield, and the Rt Revd Arun Arora, Bishop of Kirkstall.

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'Father of civil engineering' celebrated at his local Leeds church

First published on: 29th May 2024

People from St Mary’s Whitkirk have been to a service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate John Smeaton, the “father of civil engineering”.


A focus on faith work at Wetherby Young Offenders Institution

First published on: 28th May 2024

“Children” is the word used at Wetherby Young Offenders Institution to describe the young people convicted of serious crimes who are held in its care.

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Careful planning, decorated biscuits and community effort raises £25k

First published on: 22nd May 2024

A well-planned fundraising weekend for the Parish of Bardsey with East Keswick has raised a whopping £25,000 to boost church funds.

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50 Daily Devotions engage people with Rhythm of Life

First published on: 22nd May 2024

People from across the diocese and beyond have been engaging with our Rhythm of Life initiative, with 50 Daily Devotions between Easter and Pentecost.


Youth church praised for its precious work by the Archbishop of York

First published on: 21st May 2024

Sorted, the Bradford youth church, was visited by Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell for a live event which saw thousands of young people nationwide say the Lord’s Prayer together.

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Major funding for fresh engagement with people of every ethnic background

First published on: 20th May 2024

In its 10th anniversary year, the Diocese of Leeds has received forward-looking funding to boost its work with the region’s richly diverse communities during the next decade and beyond. 

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