Sunday, 9 September 2012

New Minster for Leeds

The Revd Canon Tony Bundock, Rector of Leeds
welcomes representatives of the city, the diocese and Yorkshire
The Leeds Waits, Director Alan Radford
Mr Richard Strudwick reads the proclamation
The church of St Peter at Leeds stands on a site where Christian worship has been offered for over 1200 years. A Saxon Minster pre-dated the mediaeval church which was demolished in 1838 when the present church was built at the instigation of Dean Hook. This church was consecrated in 1841 in the presence of a congregation that included Florence Nightingale. On Sunday 2nd September 2012, the parish church was re-dedicated as Leeds Minster and the congregation, led by the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the staff and PCC of St Peter's renewed their commitment to serve the city of Leeds.
Candles from Dewsbury, Beverley, Halifax, Ripon and York Minsters are lit and the Leeds Minster candle is presented
The flames representing all the Minsters of Yorkshire are united
Leeds Minster Choir and St Peter's Singers, director Dr Simon Lindley

1 comment:

  1. Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer,