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A packed Ripon Cathedral welcomes Bishop Helen-Ann

In one of the most dramatic services ever seen at Ripon Cathedral, Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley has become the new Area Bishop of Ripon.   It was standing room only in the packed cathedral as a large contingent from New Zealand, where Bishop Helen-Ann has been Bishop of Waikato, joined the congregation of several hundred clergy and lay people from across the Episcopal Area.  This video captures some of the atmosphere and the key moments of the service.

The #do-you-know-him mission to Skipton launch service

Skipton churches join forces for #doyouknowhim mission   Christians in Skipton have joined forces mission initiative, #doyouknowhim. Over the next two months leading to Easter every church in the town will take part in the initiative, going out into the streets to chat to people about faith, and holding open services on the theme each Sunday.   Bishop Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, spoke at the launch service for #doyouknowhim, held last week at St Andrew’ Methodist Church. Some 250 Christians from across all the churches in Skipton took part, the Revd Richard Atkinson of the Methodist Church described the service as, “Relaxed yet serious, light but profound – full of positivity, joy and a sense of oneness.”   Watch the video here and read more in Area News. 

Lenten Prayer with Bishop Nick

Lent 2018

The six bishops across our diocese have issued an open invitation to all parishes to join them for a Holy Lent of Loving. Living. Learning.

Each Bishop has offered an open invitation to come and join them in a time of prayer on each of the Saturdays of Lent across the Episcopal Areas. Each hour on the hour they will lead a short liturgy for anyone who would like to join them:

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