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We are the Diocese of Leeds: Taking welfare and worship on the road

For this week’s film in our year long campaign to tell the story of our rich and varied life here in the Diocese of Leeds, we followed the Church About the Dale ecumenical trailer taking welfare and worship to some of the further reaches of our diocese. It is this vision of welfare and worship that saw the Anglican churches in the Deanery of Wesley and the local Methodist chapels come together to source, fund and plan to get a mobile church trailer on the road. It took 18 months but in August 2015, it was launched with a service of blessing from Ripon Cathedral before making its own pilgrimage through Wensleydale taking faith on the road and providing active support to isolated areas of the Dale. Since that time it has been a regular feature at local agricultural shows including the Gargrave Show and the Wensleydale Show, in market places and every August Bank Holiday, it can be found beside Semerwater for a special lakeside service. The Revd Chris Lawton who looks after six parishes between Leyburn and Bedale, said: “We wanted to reach out to people and to those in need in this isolated rural community by taking the trailer out into the market places, onto the showfields and be able to signpost people to food banks, debt relief, farm crisis, suicide prevention helplines; helping those most in need and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.”  

Melanie Wilks exhibition

Melanie Wilks exhibitionAn exhibition that includes examples of the preparatory drawings used by artist, Melanie Wilks to create her Stone Carved Sculpture
Wakefield Cathedral 29th July - 28th August 2017

The exhibition opens with a Stone Relief Carving Workshop on Saturday 29th July 10am to 4pm.

In Pursuit of Silence

Silence posterIn Pursuit of Silence, Bradford Cathedral, 7.00pm on Wednesday 27 September.

This film is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence and sound. 

It will be followed by a performance of John Cage's iconic work, 4'33'', by organ and robed choir, and a panel discussion. 

Refreshments before film screening. 
Event end time around 9.15pm.  Tickets £5 on the door.

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