Celebrations and farewells as former dioceses give thanks

Services of celebration and thanksgiving have been taking place across the new diocese marking the end of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds and Wakefield dioceses. In Bradford a service of celebration took place at the Cathedral on April 12th, while in Wakefield Bishop a time capsule will be buried and commemorative chalices given to each parish - in Ripon the Cathedral was turned in to a railway station for the journey..

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