After the years of dreaming and hoping, planning and fund-raising, grant applications, and sheer physical hard work, at last, the reality, and the Dedication of the Canon Winter Centre by our Bishop, Stephen, after he had Presided at our Patronal Festival Mass.
The Centre is named after Ernest Winter, Rector of Elland 1893-1917, the founding Inspiration for All Saints Church.
A Grand Day!
Click Here for a Link to the Text of Bishop Stephen's Sermon at Mass.
To York yesterday, Friday, for a third celebration there within a few weeks. After the visit of the Image of Our Lady of Walsingham to the Minster, and the Wedding of David, our Parochial Treasurer, to Jan in the Church of St Michael-le-Belfrey, this time it was back to the Minster for the Consecration of the New Bishops of Durham and Penrith. Here is Bishop Robert Freeman of Penrith, formerly our Archdeacon, as he processes out of the Minster carrying his newly presented Pastoral Staff. As ever, at our Metropolitan Cathedral, a marvellous occasion:
I have always loved the description of the heart-shaped West Window of the Minster as 'The Heart of Yorkshire':
Holidays over.....Edinburgh a fond memory....School's back...Parish Meetings re-start....National Heritage Weekend....Classic Cars Exhibition...St Mary's Patronal Festival....the sad death of our colleague Fr Laurence...a Glorious Requiem....Retreat at Alnmouth Friary.....Our Lady of Walsingham at York....Canon Winter Centre completed...Fabric Work at St Mary's.....worshipping in a Building Site....
A Thanksgiving for 30 years of Overgate Hospice....Confirmation Preparation....Michaelmass.....Fr John Gribben CR......Some Domestic Health issues....
Suddenly it's October 1st. Where did September go?