Minster making 2 September 2012, 3.00 pm
WELCOME TO LEEDS MINSTER St Peter-at-Leeds, set by the river on an ancient and holy Christian site where prayer and worship have been offered to God for over twelve hundred years, is the historic parish church of the present-day vibrant and enterprising city of Leeds. Little remains of the original Saxon minster that pre-dated the mediaeval church, apart from re-assembled fragments of a large stone cross in the Anglian style adorned with symbols from a variety of sources and discovered when the medieval building was demolished in 1838. Saxon minsters were places of community where priests or monks gathered and prayed together before setting out on journeys of mission to the surrounding areas; they were also places offering hospitality to travellers. The present church was built under the inspiration of Dean Hook, whose intention was for a building to express the grace and compassion of God at a time when the surrounding area was a huddled mass of squalid housing and money was scarce. At the time of its construction, St Peter-at-Leeds was the largest church built in this country since the completion of St Paulâ€™s Cathedral in 1707. Leeds Parish Church was consecrated with great ceremony on 2 September 1841 in the presence of a vast congregation including Florence Nightingale. Hookâ€™s vision for the church to have at its heart the loving prayers of devoted people to sustain the life of a growing city, and the dedication of accomplished musicians to reflect both the majesty and mystery of God, continue to be at the forefront of present-day mission and endeavour. The church and refectory are open daily for tourists and other visitors. The church building can accommodate more than 500 people downstairs for public services with seating for a further 800 in the galleries, providing a total capacity in excess of 1300. A number of large services and special events take place here annually, including regular civic occasions such as this afternoonâ€™s service of dedication and thanksgiving. Our mission statement commits us to aspire to the very highest standards in prayer and worship, to work together to build a community of mission, to provide a hospitable welcome for all and to serve the wider needs of the people of the city of Leeds.
BEFORE THE SERVICE:
The Minster Proclamation is read by Mr Richard Strudwick
Organ Music played by David Houlder, commencing at 2.20 pm
To All and Singular to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
WHEREAS THE REVEREND CANON ANTHONY FRANCIS BUNDOCK, Incumbent of the Benefice of Leeds City in the Metropolitan District and City of Leeds, the CHURCHWARDENS of the Parish, and its PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL, have represented to JOHN RICHARD PACKER, by Divine Permission, Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, that the Parish Church of Saint Peter-at-Leeds should be re-dedicated under the style and title of “The Minster Church of Saint Peter-at-Leeds”.
Grand Choeur Dialogué Robert Cockroft born 1951
Soliloquy [dedicated to David Houlder] at 2.35 pm Music by the Leeds Waits
Alan Radford, director The Minster Choir and St Peter’s Singers enter at 2.45 pm - please remain seated Choir Antiphon
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and the Spirit of God dwelleth within you: for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are: for the love of whom ye do this day celebrate the joys of the temple with a season of festivity. Alleluya, Alleluya! William Henry Harris [1883-1973] – 1954 Sarum Dedication Festival Antiphon
The Civic Procession enters at 2.50 pm - please stand Welcome by the Rector of Leeds, The Reverend Canon Tony Bundock The Rector invites all to stand The Leeds Waits re-enter
THEREFORE JOHN RICHARD PACKER, the said Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, will this day in exercise of his authority as Bishop and Ordinary RE-DEDICATE the said Parish Church of Saint Peter-at-Leeds in the Benefice of Leeds City, in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, and in the Metropolitan District and City of Leeds, under the style and title of “THE MINSTER CHURCH OF SAINT PETER-AT-LEEDS” and will require all and singular persons at all times hereafter and on all occasions to refer to the said church as “THE MINSTER CHURCH OF SAINT PETER-AT-LEEDS”. GIVEN under the Hand and Episcopal Seal of the Right Reverend Father-in-God, John Richard Packer, Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds. AND DATED this Second Day of September in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve, being the One Hundred and Seventy First Anniversary of the Dedication of the said church and in the Diamond Jubilee Year of Her Majesty Our Most Gracious Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second. The Proclamation continues overleaf
Furthermore, on behalf of the people of the Benefice of Leeds City, the clergy and ministers of the said Parish solemnly undertake that: 1.
with and on behalf of the people of the City of Leeds, we will fulfil our duty and obligation of the offering of prayer and worship to Almighty God
we will further the purposes of mission so that all people may come to know of the riches of the redeeming love of God, and of our duty and our joy to love our neighbour as ourselves
we will provide a place of hospitality and recreation for the people of Leeds and for the guests and visitors to our city
we will serve the people of Leeds and the guests and visitors to our city, with all humility, faithfulness, and with unstinting commitment to the principles of social justice and care for the poor and the needy
A Fanfare is sounded as the Procession enters
PROCESSION The Assistant Verger, Mrs Noreen Connor Thurifer Crucifer and Acolytes Lay Readers Representatives of other faiths Ecumenical Guests Banners of St Peter A Verger Visiting Clergy Honorary Canons of Ripon Cathedral The Dean of Leeds Cathedral, the Right Reverend Monsignor Philip Moger The Dean of Wakefield Cathedral, The Very Reverend Jonathan Greener Visiting Bishops include The Bishop of Doncaster, The Right Reverend Peter Burrows The Right Reverend Colin Buchanan The Right Reverend Stephen Oliver [First Rector of Leeds, 1990-1997] Candle-bearer from Beverley Minster Candle-bearers from Dewsbury Minster and Doncaster Minster Candle-bearers from Halifax Minster and Rotherham Minster Candle-bearers from the Minster-Cathedrals of Ripon and York The Very Reverend Keith Jukes, Dean of Ripon, bearing the Leeds Minster candle
Remembering Richard Oastler [1789-1861]
‘The Factory King’ was born in St Peter’s Square. His 1830 letter to the Leeds Mercury about ‘Yorkshire Slavery’ began the campaign to reduce the working day of factory children to ten hours. The Ten Hours Act of 1847 owed much to his persuasive writing and compelling oratory.
Verger, Mr Alex Carberry, York Minster Master of Ceremonies Canon Ann Nicholl, Lay Minister St Mary with Holy Trinity in the Parish of Leeds City The Reverend Hannah Smith, Pioneer Curate The Reverend Professor Simon Robinson, Lecturer The Reverend Sue Wallace, Precentor The Senior Verger, Mr Iain Howell The Parish Wardens The Reverend Canon Tony Bundock, Rector of Leeds The Archdeacon of Leeds, the Venerable Paul Hooper The Bishop of Knaresborough, The Right Reverend James Bell The Right Reverend John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds
I was glad when they said unto me: we will go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand in thy gates: O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city: that is at unity in itself. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces. Charles Hubert Hastings Parry [1848-1918] – 1901 Psalm 122, Verses 1 to 3, 6 & 7
Christ is made the sure foundation and the precious corner-stone, Who, the two walls underlying, bound in each, binds both in one, Holy Sion’s help for ever, and her confidence alone.
To this temple, where we call Thee, come, O Lord of hosts, today; With thy wonted loving-kindness hear Thy people as they pray; And Thy fullest benediction shed within its walls for ay.
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God and this is the gate of Heaven. Truly God is in this place.
Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants gifts of grace by prayer to gain; Here to have and hold for ever, those good things their prayers obtain, And hereafter, in Thy glory, with thy blessèd ones to reign.
Please remain standing
Beloved in Christ, we have come together in the presence of God to give thanks for the Christian presence on this site throughout fourteen centuries and to pray for God’s blessing upon our city as we confer the title of Leeds Minster upon St Peter’s Church. Reflecting upon the Minster vision of prayer, mission, hospitality and service we will light incense, symbolic of our prayers rising to God and receive candles of prayer from other Minster Churches. We will bless the church and the people with holy water and sign a document committing ourselves to serving our city. Finally we will open the doors and bless the city of Leeds. As we long for God’s kingdom to come upon earth let us pray in the words that our Saviour has taught us.
Hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation [Westminster Abbey] NEH 205
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Please stand
Laud and honour to the Father, laud and honour to the Son, Laud and honour to the Spirit, ever Three and ever One, One in love, and One in splendour, while unending ages run. Henry Purcell [1659-1695] – from O Lord, Thou art my God John Mason Neale [1811-1866] – from Angularis fundamentum, 7th century
Representatives from the Minster Churches of Yorkshire present candles of prayer lit previously during times of intercession before being brought to this place Beverley: Kindle in our hearts, O God: The flame of that love which never ceases.
May we shine for ever in your temple: Set on fire with your eternal light;
Dewsbury and Doncaster:
Halifax and Rotherham: Enlightened
Our Saviour and our redeemer,
by your Son, Jesus Christ,
Ripon and York: Kindle
in our hearts, O God: The flame of that love which never ceases.
The Leeds Minster candle is presented to the Bishop by the Dean of Ripon This Leeds Minster candle is lit from the other Minster candles The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds prays:
Eternal God, who enlightens our darkness, bless + this Minster candle. Let this church be a beacon of light and love in a world enslaved by selfishness; Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. MINSTER MAKING
The Rector censes the Altar and the people - meanwhile, the Choir sings
A Chorister, Casey Jay Waters of Brudenell Primary School, proclaims (from the Font)
Bairstow: Let my prayer come up [1937 Coronation Gradual]
Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. Lord, give us this water, and we shall thirst no more.
Let my prayer come up into thy presence as the incense: and let the lifting-up of my hands be as an evening sacrifice. Edward Cuthbert Bairstow [1874-1946] – Organist & Choirmaster here from 1906 to 1913
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: Let us pray
Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer: we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship you here: and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and, being filled with the Holy Spirit, may become a living temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, Amen. Please remain seated The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds and the Ministers proceed to the Font, the traditional place of hospitality and welcome into the Christian faith The Choir sings Psalm 100 to the music of Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composed in 1845 for the Choir whilst he was Organist here from 1842-1849
Full: O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song. Solo Bass: Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: Full: we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Decani: O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: Cantoris and Full: be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name. Double Verse: For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation. Full [Double Choir]: Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen Samuel Sebastian Wesley [1810-1876] – from the Service in E, 1845 Psalm 100 – Book of Common Prayer, 1662
The Precentor says:
We have come to the Font, the place of new life and birth where there is a welcome for all, to bless this Minster in its hospitality; may Christ who turned water to wine and fed the five thousand provide for all your needs. Amen. The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds says:
Almighty God, of your great goodness you have given your people the vision and skill to build and keep this place of worship, a house of hospitality, prayer, mission and service; Now, Lord, send your Spirit from heaven to bless ✢ this place that it may continue as a sign of your presence among us. Here may the poor find justice, the sick find healing, the lonely find friendship, the bewildered find guidance; that all may meet Christ who is the Way, the Truth, the Life. The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds invites the people to stand
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds sprinkles the Congregation and the Building with Holy Water, saying
Generous God, bless this congregation. Empower us on this day of celebration, for fresh ventures of faith in mission, greater commitment to prayer and to worship, and new acts of hospitality and service. The Choir sings
I beheld water, which proceeded out of the temple, on the right side thereof, Alleluya: and all they to whom that water came were healed every one: and they say, Alleluya, Alleluya. O give thanks unto the Lord for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever. Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. I beheld water, which proceeded out of the temple, on the right side thereof, Alleluya: and all they to whom that water came were healed every one: and they say, Alleluya, Alleluya. Plainchant, Mode VIII – 10th century Vidi aquam – from the Prophecy of Ezekiel; English Missal version
Hymn: O God, our help in ages past [St Anne] NEH 417 A Collection for the work of the Minster is taken during the singing of this Hymn 1
O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.
2 Under the shadow of Thy throne Thy saints have dwelt secure; Sufficient is Thine arm alone, And our defence is sure. 3 – with Descant
Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame, From everlasting Thou art God, To endless years the same.
A thousand ages in Thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends the night Before the rising sun. 5
Time, like an ever rolling stream, Bears all its sons away; They fly, forgotten, as a dream Dies at the opening day.
6 – with Descant
Our God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Be Thou our guard while troubles last, And our eternal home. William Croft [1678-1727] – from A Supplement to the New Version of the Psalms, 1708 Isaac Watts [1774-1748] – from Psalm 90
Meanwhile, the Choir sings
A Reading by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Ann Castle [Philippians Chapter 2, Verses 1 to 7]
Duruflé – Ubi caritas
The Reader says: A Reading from the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant. After a short silence for reflection, the Reader says: Thanks be to God A Chorister, Alisia France-Palma from St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, asks:
Will you commit yourselves to serving the City of Leeds? Minster Pastoral Team: With the help of God, we will.
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum. Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. [Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice and be glad in Him. Let us fear and love the living God. And may we love each other with a sincere heart.] Maurice Duruflé [1902-1906] Text from the ancient liturgy of Maundy Thursday
Eternal God, giver of love and power, whose Son entered our world as the servant of all, forgive us our sins and deliver us from arrogance; may we follow Christ’s example and be servants of our city in all we say and do.
One by one, the members of the Ministerial Team kneel, as a symbol of humility, and add their signatures to the Minster Proclamation Gifts are presented to members of the Congregation as tokens of service to the community - members of the Congregation in the Nave and Choir receive their gifts at this juncture; those sitting in the Gallery will receive them during the singing of the next hymn
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Act of Commitment The Rector says:
I invite all those who wish to commit themselves to the vision of Leeds Minster to stand. All say together with the Bishop
We commit ourselves to the rhythm of prayer; that God’s will may be done upon earth as in heaven. We commit ourselves to the mission of God to proclaim God’s Good News in our words and our deeds. We commit ourselves to hospitality by offering a welcome to all who come our way. We commit ourselves in service to our city, that the love of Christ may flow out from this place.
Hymn: The Kingdom is upon you [Wolvercote] NEP 650 1
‘The kingdom is upon you!’ The voice of Jesus cries, Fulfilling with its message The wisdom of the wise; It lightens with fresh insight The striving human mind, Creating new dimensions Of purpose for mankind.
2 ‘God’s kingdom is upon you!’ The message sounds today, It summons every pilgrim To take the questing way, With eyes intent on Jesus, Our leader and our friend, Who trod faith’s road before us, And trod it to the end. 3 The kingdom is upon us! Stirred by the Spirit’s breath, We glory in its freedom From emptiness and death; We celebrate its purpose, Its mission and its goal, Alive with the conviction That Christ can make us whole. William Harold Ferguson [1874-1950] – Wolvercote Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury [born 1947]
Sermon The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, The Right Reverend John Packer
Dr Donald Hunt OBE, Director of Music here from 1957 to 1975, is presented with the Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music in recognition of his distinguished services to the cause of Church Music
After the Sermon is ended, please kneel or sit Intercessions are led by representatives of the community
Please stand after the presentation
Lecturer: In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ Let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy. Dr Ingrid Roscoe, Her Majestyâ€™s Lord Lieutenant for West Yorkshire:
For Elizabeth our Queen In this, her Jubilee year: And for all in authority; Let us pray to the Lord: Lord have mercy
Mr Keith Madeley:
For the peace of the world: For healing for the hurting, the lonely and the hungry; Let us pray to the Lord: Lord have mercy
The Right Reverend Monsignor Philip Moger:
For the mission of this Minster: May it be a beacon of light in a dark, lonely world; Let us pray to the Lord: Lord have mercy
Canon Ann Nicholl, Lay Minister, St Mary with Holy Trinity within the Parish of Leeds City
Remembering all who have gone before us, Godâ€™s holy people who founded this place and Dr Hook who renewed it; We commit ourselves, one another, and our lives to Christ our God: To you, O Lord.
Te Deum - Stanford –with congregational singing of the unison part by C S Lang
We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Sabaoth; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: of thy glory. The glorious company of the Apostles: praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise thee. The noble army of Martyrs: praise thee. The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknowledge thee; The Father: of an infinite Majesty; Thine honourable, true: and only Son; also the Holy Ghost: the Comforter. Thou art the King of Glory: O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man: thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death: thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God: in the glory of the Father. We believe that thou shalt come: to be our Judge. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints: in glory everlasting. O Lord, save thy people: and bless thine heritage. Govern them: and lift them up for ever. Day by day: we magnify thee; and we worship thy Name: ever world without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin. O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon us. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee. O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded. Charles Villiers Stanford [1852-1924] – The Unison part by Craig Sellar Lang [1891-1971] Te Deum laudamus, 1662 Book of Common Prayer
Please remain standing
The Pioneer Deacon proclaims the Gospel: Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, O Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ John Chapter 20, Verses 21 and 22 The Reader says: This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ.
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds:
Open the doors of the church, that we may bless the city. A Fanfare is sounded
Representatives of the Yorkshire Minsters assist with the opening of the Church Doors marking the commencement of the Mission of the Minster The sounds of the City are heard within the Church The Bishop of Knaresborough:
May the doors of this house be wide enough to welcome all who need help and narrow enough to shut out malice, envy and pride. The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds blesses the City:
Living God, Father of light, hope of nations, friend of sinners, builder of the city that is to come; we ask for your blessing on our City of Leeds, and on all those who live, work and play here, (facing North)
The Lord bless you and watch over you, (facing East)
the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; (facing South)
the Lord look kindly on you, (facing West)
and give you peace; and the blessing of God almighty, + the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen. The Coronation Fanfare of 1953 by Gordon Jacob is sounded
The National Anthem is sung by all 1
God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save The Queen! Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us, God save The Queen!
Thy choicest gifts in store, On her be pleased to pour, Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause, To sing with heart and voice, God save The Queen!
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds unveils the new Minster Sign:
Lord God Almighty, Who spoke words of light at the dawn of creation, Bless + these new signs which now point to Leeds Minster. Bringing grace in all good things, and good news of salvation. Through Jesus our Lord. Amen. The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds sprinkles holy water upon the sign and in the direction of the City The Rector invites all to refreshment
Hymn: For all the saints, who from their labours rest [Sine Nomine] NEH 197 The Visiting Clergy and Civic Dignitaries recess 1
For all the saints, who from their labours rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confest, Thy | Name, O Jesu, be forever blest. Alleluya, Alleluya!
Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might; Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight; Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light. Alleluya, Alleluya!
3 O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold, Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old, And | win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold. Alleluya, Alleluya!
6 The golden evening brightens in the west; Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest; Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest. Alleluya, Alleluya! 7 But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day; The Saints triumphant rise in bright array; The | King of glory passes on His way. Alleluya, Alleluya! 8 From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast, Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host, Singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost: Alleluya, Alleluya! Ralph Vaughan Williams [1872-1958] – Sine Nomine  William Walsham How [1823-1897] – first Bishop of Wakefield
4 O blest communion! fellowship divine! We feebly struggle, they in glory shine; Yet | all are one in Thee, for all are Thine. Alleluya, Alleluya! 5
And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, Steals on the ear the distant triumph song, And | hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluya, Alleluya!
The Precentor chants:
The Lord says, ‘Go into all the world and make disciples of all the na-tions.’ Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, Alleluya, Alleluya: Thanks be to God, Alleluya, Alleluya. Organ Voluntary
Flor Peeters 1903-1986
Toccata [Suite Modale, Op 43] The Minster Bells are rung by St Peter’s Society of Change Ringers, directed by Jeff Ladd, Ringing Master
The typesetting and design of this booklet has been kindly provided by Why Digital Media, whose staff have also designed the new Minster Logo The Liturgy for this service has been devised and collated by The Reverend Sue Wallace and The Reverend Canon Peter Moger, with the assistance of Dr Simon Lindley. The Liturgy is inspired by ancient biblical and liturgical tradition including prayers of Celtic and Orthodox Saints and those of the Jewish Synagogue Some material included in this service is copyright: © The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England 2000. Texts of the Hymns and choir music in this Order of Service are here reproduced under CCL Licence 426968 [Parish of Leeds City] and reprinted from HymnQuest 2012 CLUE Version - Licence Holder: Dr Simon Lindley [Leeds St Peter with St Mary] The Choirs of the Minster and members of St Peter’s Singers are directed by Dr Simon Lindley, Organist and Master of the Music A special welcome is extended to Dr Donald Hunt OBE, Director of Music here from 1957-1975, who conducts the Te Deum The organ is played by David Houlder, Sub-Organist and Director of Girl Choristers Music before the liturgy is provided by the Leeds Waits, directed by Alan Radford, with additional accompaniments during the service by Fine Arts Brass All the visitors participating, along our guest musicians, are most warmly welcome. Particular thanks go to those Parishioners, led by Albert Andrews, who have sponsored the presence of Fine Arts Brass today Tony Bundock Rector of Leeds Kay Brown Peter R Hart Churchwardens of the Parish of Leeds City
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Published on Sep 2, 2012
Published on Sep 2, 2012
Leeds Parish Church became Leeds Minster on Sunday 2 September 2012. The title was given in honour of its importance to Leeds City and coinc...