Message from Bishop Nick:
This is not mere sentiment, but is a hope and prayer that can be lived out all over this diocese. Our churches and communities, captivated by the Jesus who came among us as one of us, live out God’s reckless invitation where they are. In our schools, colleges and hospitals, in our prisons, shops and churches, in hospices, clubs and societies, we will re-tell the story of God surprising earth with heaven.
In our first Christmas as a new diocese let us celebrate with joy the generosity of God – then live it out for the sake of those among whom we live and serve.
Rt Revd Nick Baines
Bishop of Leeds
PS We’ve made a short film celebrating what we do, who we are and the wonder of Christmas here in our new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales