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Women Bishops!

by Robb Sutherland

Today is an historic day for the Church of England as it passed legislation for women bishops 18 months after the last vote failed.  Whilst there are female Anglican bishops in the world wide church this is a significant vote because it now means that all forms of ministry are open to both sexes here […]

Bishop Nick Takes the Helm

by Robb Sutherland

On Sunday the 8th of June, the day of Pentecost, a small group from Holy Nativity travelled up to York Minster to celebrate the creation of our new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu led the service as during which our new Bishop, The Right Reverend Nick […]

Pentecost

by Robb Sutherland

A morning of fun and excitement was had at Holy Nativity on Sunday 6th of June as the community came together to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. A fantastic morning was shared with friends from 30th Holy Nativity Scout Troup as fun songs were sung and prayers were offered together. We began by flinging red […]

The Stations of Salvation

by Robb Sutherland

On a slightly damp Wednesday in June a cohort of disciples from Holy Nativity Church Made their way to the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield.  The monastic community have been living, worshiping, praying and working on the hill at Battyeford for over a century and it was a real privilege to be able to […]

The Big Night Out

by Robb Sutherland

Holy Nativity took a trip to The Big Night Out at Lightwater Valley.  One of the group has written about the afternoon. On Saturday 10th May, 13 teenagers set off to Light Water Valley with Robb, Ruth and Michelle on a coach with groups of other teenagers from other churches to participate in the big […]

Standing on Holy Ground @ The Rock Mass

by Elwood, The Vicarage Cat

In February The Rock Mass took us on a trip three and a half thousand years back to Moses and the burning bush.  With a sound track provided by Metanoia, playing songs like Forever Never’s version of “You’re The Voice”, we looked at what it means to stand on Holy Ground. In the centre of […]

New Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales (Leeds) Plans Announced

by Robb Sutherland

This is taken from the Church of England’s publication “In Review“ The new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales: Leeds will come into being next Easter. A proposed ‘roadmap’ for the transition to the new diocese has been agreed by the Archbishop of York and Diocesan Bishops which includes celebrations to give thanks for […]

Forming a New Diocese

by Robb Sutherland

“May you live in interesting times” is an old phrase that is often attributed as a Chinese proverb. Here at Holy Nativity we are certainly moving into ‘interesting times’ as part of The Diocese of Wakefield. On Monday 8th of July the national governing body of the Church of England voted to go ahead with […]

Party in the Precinct – #Wakefield125

by Kira, The Vicarage Cat

On Sunday, Holy Nativity climbed aboard a minibus and invaded Wakefield Diocese’s Party in the Precinct” at Wakefield Cathedral.  It is 125 years since the Diocese of Wakefield was created to serve the needs of West Yorkshire and with a newly refurbished Cathedral it was time to PARTY!! And what a party it was!  The […]

Celebrating 25 Years in Partnership with Tanzania

by Robb Sutherland

In April there was a big celebration at Wakefield cathedral in to celebrate 25 years of the diocesan link with Tanzania.  The service was well attended and Bishop Hilkiah preached an inspiring sermon.  He told the congregation how much the link meant to the people in Tanzania and how much progress is being made with […]