At the heart of a busy city this ancient site of prayer continues to be a place where all are warmly welcomed.
For over thirteen hundred years this has been a centre of Christian mission and worship. Today it stands to the glory of God as a sign of the presence of a Christian community who seek to express the love of God to all who enter the building and who are committed to serving the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.
This is an active, living church and whether you come to pray quietly or to experience the rhythm of our worship; to explore the architecture and heritage or to appreciate a concert or exhibition, we hope and pray that you will discover something of the love and peace of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
The Very Reverend Jerry Lepine
Dean of Bradford
Downing Street has today announced the appointment of two Area Bishops for the newly created Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales.
The Revd Dr Toby Howarth, currently Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England will be the Bishop of Bradford.
The Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs, currently Rector of Heswall in the Diocese of Chester, will be the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield. This is a new bishopric covering the local authority areas of Calderdale and Kirklees and is one of five areas in the diocese, which each have their own bishop.
The Rt Revd Nick Baines (Diocesan Bishop) says, “I am delighted with these appointments which complete our team of bishops. They bring wide experience, great expertise and substantial gifts to our leadership and ministry as we build the new diocese. Both will bring important outside perspectives to this complex task and help bring bishops closer to the ground in parishes and local communities.”
“Toby Howarth brings expertise in teaching, pastoral care, leadership and interfaith relations at parish, national and international level. This is an important appointment for the Church of England and for Bradford where he will serve as Area Bishop.
“Jonathan Gibbs brings to this new office wide experience at parish, diocesan, national and international level. He has been a committed parish priest and has served in a variety of contexts. His appointment is hugely welcome as he establishes the new episcopal area of Huddersfield.”
Toby Howarth and Jonathan Gibbs will both be consecrated as bishops in a service at York Minster on Friday 17th October at 11am, conducted by the Archbishop of York.
Link to article on Diocesan website
Artspace at the Cathedral
Friday 5th September to Friday 24th October
Icons - an exhibition by Chris Czainski
Based in Sowerby Bridge and Staithes, full-time artist Chris Czainski’s passion for beachcombing is a thought-provoking exploration of the discarded, such as pottery and glass fragments, shells and drift wood. “My work feels as though it is rooted at a very deep level with some of the things needing to be celebrated in some way and so becomes a memorial or reliquary.”
Chris Czainski talks about her work and the inspiration behind it, at 6.15pm on Thursday 18th September. Preceded by Choral Evensong at 5.30pm. Free entry, donations appreciated, all welcome.