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In Christ we are kin

The latest film in our year long campaign to tell our story here in the Diocese of Leeds is a glimpse into the life of St Aidan's in Harehills, Leeds where ‘ In Christ there is no foreigner, in...

We are the Diocese of Leeds...In Harehills.

‘In Christ there is no foreigner, in Christ we are all kin’ underpins the ministry at St Aidan’s, Harehills, Leeds. Situated in a deprived area just out of the city centre, this is a demanding, challenging and exciting parish in a richly diverse part of Leeds. Home to the Brangwyn Mosaics –1,000sq ft of mosaics telling the story of Aidan’s life, this is a church where people of many different backgrounds, cultures and languages seek to live out the gospel of love and reconciliation by serving the local community, especially those living on the margins of society. It offers twice weekly English classes, a weekly food share, a regular community meal which feeds 70 to 100 people, a Drop In for Asylum seekers and refugees and a weekly Eritrean church service, and Bible study classes. And at the heart of all that it does, is the daily Mass.          

We are the Diocese of Leeds...starting the day

We are the Diocese of Leeds at the start of the day.....In this season of Lent, it seemed appropriate to remember the daily office, to remember that when we pray, there are millions of Christian people all around the world also praying; daily in churches, in their own homes, in their cars, at work and those prayers are joined to the prayers of the saints and angels in heaven. You might not hear them. You might feel very alone in your prayer; but you are not alone. There is no “my” prayer. It is, as the beginning of the Lord’s Prayer states, “our”. We have around 1,000 bellringers across the diocese who regularly call worshippers to church every Sunday and who usually practise once or twice a week.  If you want to know more or are interested in bellringing, contact your local church to find your nearest group. Volunteers are always welcome.