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The Bishop of Bradford reflections on the past 12 months and hopes for the year ahead.

“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

New Bradford Area Deans announced

The Rt Rev Nick Baines, the Lord Bishop of Leeds has announced the appointment of the following as Area Deans for the Bradford Episcopal Area from Sunday 1st January 2017 for a period of five years
  • Revd Canon Philip Gray, Vicar, Ilkley St Margaret; to be Area Dean of South Craven and Wharfedale