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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 August we are open for private prayer between 10am and Noon. A simple service of Holy Communion (Common Worship) will begin at 10am. Everyone entering the building is expected to wear a mask (unless impossible or because of medical reasons) 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
 
We regret that due to the risks associated with Covid-19, the majority of services and events at the Minster remain suspended and the church is closed for most of the week in order to protect our staff and volunteers.
 
On Sundays in August we will be open for private prayer between 10am and Noon. A simple service of
Holy Communion (Common Worship) will take place at 10am each Sunday.
 
Everyone entering the Minster is expected to wear a mask (unless impossible or because of medical reasons) and to maintain physical distancing, other than with members of their own household or
support bubble.
 
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. As well as being unable to exercise a ministry of welcome which means so much to us, we miss the sounds of our wonderful bells ringing and our fabulous choir singing.
We are thoroughly committed to seeing services, the choir and bells resume as soon as it is safe and permissible under national guidelines to do so.
 
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 daily 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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