“I’m looking forward to 2017. It’s has the makings of a challenging year, both internationally and more locally too.
“But challenges can bring out the best in us, individually and as communities.
“Our Diocese here in the Church of England has a new strap line: ‘living, loving, learning’. It’s a good approach to take into the New Year.
“Jesus shows us how being confident in God’s love helps us to keep living, loving and learning, whatever challenges the months ahead throw at us.
“So may we both be blessed and be a blessing for others. Happy New Year!”
The Right Rev Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford
The Diocese of Leeds publish a free news magazine once a month.
In the January 2017 edition you’ll find included:
- A message from the Rt Rev Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield who reflects on the Christian hope for the future
- Bradford Area map redrawn with new deaneries
- ‘Your Share’ film launched
Also, the Diocese has an eNews bulletin, which provides a regular update on all the latest news.
You can read the latest or past issues and subscribe to it here
The Rt Rev Nick Baines, the Lord Bishop of Leeds wrote in the Yorkshire Post on Tuesday 20th December 2016, in response to the attack in Berlin.
You can view and read his response by visiting: Bishop Nick’s response to the attack in Berlin