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Bishop Nick issues ecumenical call for support for Sudan

First published on: 1st May 2024

The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has issued a joint statement with Bishop Paul Swarbrick, Lead Bishop for Africa for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, calling for more attention to be paid to the ongoing conflict in Sudan.

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Diocesan Interns prayed for by Bishop Nick

First published on: 29th April 2024

Our Bradford Mission Apprentices and Leeds & Harrogate Interns, all part of our Diocesan Internship Programme, enjoyed a great start to their summer term thanks to Bishop Nick’s invitation to a lunch at Hollin House recently.

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God is with us in this dark world, says Bishop Nick this Christmas

First published on: 20th December 2023

God comes into the difficult world we find ourselves in to be with us, the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, says in his Christmas message.

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Our bishops pray and call for peace in Israel and Palestine

First published on: 9th October 2023

Following the recent violence in Israel and Palestine, the six bishops of the Diocese of Leeds have made a statement calling for peace and justice.

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Diocese comes together to reaffirm faith

First published on: 6th April 2023

Hundreds of clergy and lay people gathered in Wakefield Cathedral on Maundy Thursday, April 6, to renew their vows and commitment to God.


Let's be 'agents of hope, delight and joy' this Easter, says Bishop Nick

First published on: 6th April 2023

We are called to be ‘agents of hope, delight and joy’ this Easter, said Bishop Nick in his Easter message to the diocese.


Let's be drawn by hope, together, says Bishop Nick at Diocesan Synod

First published on: 18th March 2023

How we recognise God's presence in our complicated and imperfect world, and reflect that hope back into the world together, was the topic of the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds' presidential address at the most recent Diocesan Synod.


Bishop Nick reflects on the invasion of Ukraine one year on

First published on: 24th February 2023

One year on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has written powerfully reflecting on the last year and the path ahead.


Honorary Canons are installed at Ripon Cathedral

First published on: 31st January 2023

A range of Honorary Canons have been installed at Ripon Cathedral in recognition of their service and dedication to the diocese.


Bishop Nick visits Leeds school

First published on: 12th January 2023

Bishop Nick has been seeing what goes on in our schools, with a recent visit to Whinmoor St Paul’s in Leeds.

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