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The majority of services and events at the Minster remain suspended and the church is closed for the majority of the week in order to protect our staff and volunteers. On Sundays in October we are open for a Book of Common Prayer Service of Holy Communion at 9.15am in St Katharine's Chapel, followed by a Common Worship Eucharist at 10.30am. Choral Evensong, sung by the Minster Choir, begins at 5.30pm. Everyone entering the building is expected to wear a mask (unless impossible or because of medical reasons), to complete a track and trace form and to maintain physical distancing other than with members of their own household or support bubble.

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From the Rector of Leeds: The Reverend Canon Sam Corley
 
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On Sundays in October we shall open for a Book of Common Prayer Service of Holy Communion at 9.15am in St Katharine's Chapel. This will be followed by a Common Worship Eucharist at 10.30am, at which the Minster Choir will sing. The Choir will also sing Evensong at 5.30pm each Sunday evening.
 
Choral Evensong on Thursday evenings at 7pm is due to resume on Thursday 15th October. 
 
Everyone entering the Minster is expected to wear a facemask (unless impossible or because of medical reasons), to complete a track and trace form and to maintain physical distancing, other than with members of their own household or support bubble.
 
We regret that due to the risks associated with Covid-19, mid-week services and all events at the Minster remain suspended and the church is closed for most of the week in order to protect our staff and volunteers.
 
Restrictions on opening a building that has witnessed so much on a site as ancient as this remains a very difficult and costly experience for us. For now we draw strength in knowing that we are never alone, even in thre trials of isolation and restriction. That the living God, crucified, risen and ascended, dwells within us and we pray with renewed vigour for the coming of his Kingdom, on earth as it is in heaven.
 
You may wish to join me in praying for the city, the church and one another at noon each day. You may find this prayer useful:
 
 
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.
 
You will find lots of services being streamed live online, including the Cathedrals of this Diocese at Ripon, Bradford and Wakefield.
 
You can also find various reflections on the Minster's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfaYBKgVZH4ZpRYL3Md_lRw
 
These are difficult and testing times, but our hope is in the one who is the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. Our hope is secure and we are never alone - however isolated we may feel.
 
Please do be assured of my prayers at this time. 
 
The Reverend Canon Sam Corley
 
 
Leeds Minster Telephone: (0113) 245 2036
St Peters House Email: contact@leedsminster.org
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