A year-long campaign to celebrate all that we are and all that we do here in the Diocese of Leeds. Called ‘We Are the Diocese of Leeds’, this short film reveals the rich and varied day in the life of our churches as they serve their communities where they are from dawn til dusk. Despite our differences, it is clear that community is at the heart of all we do. Serving those around us; whatever their need may be. Connecting and showing them a loving God; a God who loves his people where they are. Please use this film where you can – show it in your churches; your parishes; your schools, your church halls, your house groups, Chapters, deaneries, - let’s show people who we are here in this Diocese of Leeds. And every two weeks – to coincide with the e –news – we will upload a short-form film (no longer than two mins) telling these stories and more from across our Diocese. Please share them.
On his fifth week spent in one of the deaneries of Bradford Episcopal Area, Bishop Toby visits foodbanks and projects in the Bowling and Horton Deanery, meets mums and toddlers, lunch clubs, a local Mosque and an after-school club along with clergy and lay members.
Between June 28 and July 2nd Bishop Toby Howarth, the Bishop of Bradford, has spent a week in the Airedale Deanery, meeting clergy and laity, visiting a hospital, a 'pay as you feel' cafe, leading school assemblies, a confirmation and baptism service and much more.
From addressing thousands of scouts, chairing hustings in Bradford, visits to a church day centre and Morrisons headquarters, Bishop Toby reflects from Immanuel College on his week in the Bradford North deanery.
Bishop Toby reflects on his second deanery visit, this time to Keighley from April 19th to April 23rd, including a ride on the footplate of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
On the morning of Easter Day, 2015, Bishop Toby meets Christians in north Bradford for a Sunrise service - and looks back over the events of Holy Week in Bradford and the diocese, reflecting on some of the events he has been a part of.
On Good Friday, Bishop Toby joined the Bradford Moor cluster of churches on their Walk of Witness - a three and a half hour walk broken with reflections, worship and meditation at four different churches. This is a short clip near the beginning of the Walk.
Cumberworth First School enjoying their new school hall with a display of birds of prey.
March 1, 2015, baptisms and confirmations at St James' Church, Bolton, Bradford.