Diocesan News



GOD SPEAKS IN ADVENT: The Year of the Word (The God Who Speaks) is here and this Advent the Leeds Diocesan Youth Service invite you to spend time preparing for Christmas with the Gospel readings for each day using this booklet. In it you will find the Gospel passage for each day of Advent and a short reflection on it, which have been written by people from all over the Diocese of Leeds. These include members of the youth leadership team, The Twelve, as well as clergy, young people and adults from parishes and schools.




PAID WORK OPPORTUNITY WITH THE J&P COMMISSION: Do you want to make the world a better place? Do you have the time and skills to help the Commission in its work of celebrating what people do about social justice issues across the Leeds Diocese and to build awareness of what more people could do? We need one or two self-employed people who are available, on a flexible basis, to do in the region of 500 hours of work per annum. Please email jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk for a set of the Terms of Reference detailing out the activities that we need doing or see the home page of our website – www.leedsjp.org.uk. Closing date: 18th December 2019.

DAY OF RECONCILIATION AT LEEDS CATHEDRAL: Thursday 19th December 2019. Confessions will be available from 7.00am until 7.00pm.

HARBOUR: NEW YEARS EVE: You are invited to a NYE praise party with Harbour! Come and spend the New Year in prayer and praise as we prepare for 2020. Doors open at 7pm and there will be confessions, prayer ministry, an inspiring talk, Adoration, food, praise and worship and much more! You are very welcome to come for as little or as much as you’d like. Tickets are free but a donation on the door towards the cost of the event is greatly appreciated. Please purchase your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harbour-new-years-eve-tickets-84526933333. If you have any questions please contact Harbour – stpatsmission@gmail.com / 01274 721989


YOUTH 2000: LEEDS RETREAT: 21st-23rd February 2020, Leeds Trinity University. The Youth 2000 & Leeds Trinity University Retreat is a weekend of friendship, prayer and fun, where we come together as a community of young people to grow in our relationship with God with the support of the Church. If you’ve heard the story of the Lost son, the Father says: ‘You are with me always and everything I have is yours.’ (Luke 15:31) Whether you’ve wandered far or just need a weekend at ‘home’ with the Father, the Leeds retreat is for you! Over the weekend, we will journey together in prayer, friendship, social time & teaching to discover that God is with us always and everything He has really is ours!

Further Info:
– Anyone between the ages of 16 – 35. If you are under 18 you will need to be accompanied by someone who is over 18. Families are also welcome.
– Accommodation will be on the gym floor; you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, roll mat/air bed. There will be showers available.
– Food: The retreat is fully catered (and includes unlimited free tea, coffee and cake) for the whole weekend. Please make us aware in the booking form of any dietary requirements you may have.
– Tickets: Tickets available at
If you would like to attend but can’t afford to you may be eligible for a subsidised space. Please contact Thomas at: thomas@youth2000.org

HARBOUR PRAYER GROUP: Every Friday at St Patrick’s Church, Bradford BD1 2RU, you are invited to come to Harbour. Harbour is a prayer group open to all with sung worship, Adoration and prayerful sharing. Come and spend some quality time in prayer and find fellowship and support in this ever challenging world. For more information, join the facebook group @StPioFriary, and/or follow us on Instagram: @prayerharbour.

ST PAUL’S BOOKSHOP, HINSLEY HALL: St Paul’s at Hinsley Hall is, as usual, carrying a full range of Advent candles, (including hand held candles and drip shields for use at Carol Services etc.) and also a good selection of devotional books for Advent and Christmas. We also have a nice selection of religiously themed Christmas cards, which it can be hard to find on the high street. Do call in and see us, whether you are a returning customer or a new one. We will be happy to help with your Advent and Christmas needs. If you wish to discuss your requirements, do contact us on 0113 275 4043 or by email at hinsleyhall@stpauls.org.uk