Diocese of Leeds (West Yorkshire and The Dales)

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Welcoming the New Curate!

by Robb, The Vicar

On Saturday we went to Yvonne’s ordination at Bradford Cathedral. Yvonne is the new curate at Holy Nativity Church.   Revd Yvonne Hagan was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Leeds. Yvonne has come from Christ Church Pellon where she has been worshipping for many years.  She has been training for ordination for three years.  As […]

We Are the Diocese of Leeds

by Robb, The Vicar

Since the formation of the diocese of Leeds over two years ago, there has been a lot of work going on to bring three organisations together.  However, there is a lot of hard work that has been done in the meantime “on the ground”.  The diocese have just released this video giving a brief snapshot […]

The Big Night Out

by Robb, The Vicar

Today we went to the Big Night Out at Lightwater Valley with 16 teenagers!  What a great day it was!  Rides and sunshine, a picnic and some great bands! The Big Night Out is the biggest church youth event in the north of England.  Thousands of young people enjoying themselves in the sun and having […]

The Floods – From Bishop Jonathan 

by Robb, The Vicar

From Bishop Jonathan “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”The storms over the Christmas period have had a devastating effect on communities in the Calder Valley. The floods have affected many homes, businesses and community facilities, including schools, and the effects will last much longer than the attention of […]

Confirmation at Lunch Club

by Robb, The Vicar

This morning the Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs came to the communion service before Lunch Club.  During the service, two of the regular members of the congregation were confirmed. During the service Danielle told the congregation that this is the next stage of her journey after she came to the Pilgrim Course at the beginning […]

Why is the Church of England getting involved with …?

by Robb, The Vicar

  Time and time again people ask me the question, “Why is the Church of England getting involved with…?” At which point you can add the words refugees, debt, tax credits, or any number of other things. Surely the primary business of the Church is religion, helping people to develop a relationship with God and to […]

Prayer Labyrinth

by Robb, The Vicar

The church park has been transformed into a prayer Labyrinth with the help of Jonnie Parkin of Luminous Lincoln.  We hope to use the labyrinth at the next Rock Mass, “Rock Mass Unplugged” at which there will be a BBQ on the 16th of August at 6pm. Why not walk the prayer labyrinth one hot […]

Easter 2015

by Robb, The Vicar

This year, Holy Nativity Church has had a wonderful Holy Week and Easter.  Palm Sunday was a fun morning of all age worship as the community celebrated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  On Thursday night there was a wonderful gathering around the dinner table as we shared bread and wine together and remembered the last supper. […]

Bishop Jonathan’s Consecration

by Robb, The Vicar

Early one Friday morning (17th of October), Mrs Vicarage, myself and the Vicar of Lindley climbed aboard the Mystery Machine and set off on an intrepid journey to York minster. This ancient place of worship is a venue we are becoming more accustomed to since the formation of the new diocese of West Yorkshire and […]

Gaza Crisis Appeal

by Robb, The Vicar

This week Holy Nativity is appealing for aid in the Gaza Crisis.  Bishop Nick writes, Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you to join me in helping those caught up in the massive humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The situation there is complex at just about every level. But what is beyond dispute, is the urgent […]