Posts by Robb Sutherland (Page 9)

The Stations of Salvation

On a slightly damp Wednesday in June a cohort of disciples from Holy Nativity Church Made their way to the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield.  The monastic community have been living, worshiping, praying and working on the hill at Battyeford for over a century and it was a real privilege to be able to worship with them. Our day began with a pilgrimage around the newly refurbished church experiencing the “Stations of Salvation”. Brother Jacob, one of the monks…

The Big Night Out

Holy Nativity took a trip to The Big Night Out at Lightwater Valley.  One of the group has written about the afternoon. On Saturday 10th May, 13 teenagers set off to Light Water Valley with Robb, Ruth and Michelle on a coach with groups of other teenagers from other churches to participate in the big night out – a chance for young Christians to get together and have fun. When we arrived at Light Water Valley the weather was fine…

New Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales (Leeds) Plans Announced

This is taken from the Church of England’s publication “In Review“ The new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales: Leeds will come into being next Easter. A proposed ‘roadmap’ for the transition to the new diocese has been agreed by the Archbishop of York and Diocesan Bishops which includes celebrations to give thanks for each diocese (Ripon and Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield) as they come to an end with the birth of the new diocese. Key to the transition…

Ashton Kutcher Tells the World ‘What is Important’

I think I know Ashton Kutcher best for his role in the TV show ‘Two and a Half Men’ although I first saw him in the film ‘Dude Where’s My Car?’  He is currently one of Hollywood’s brightest stars with people scrambling to bask in his reflected glory.  The above video is currently going viral on YouTube as he turns popular perception of our life expectations on their head. In a world of constant makeovers, gossip magazines and short cuts…

Forming a New Diocese

“May you live in interesting times” is an old phrase that is often attributed as a Chinese proverb. Here at Holy Nativity we are certainly moving into ‘interesting times’ as part of The Diocese of Wakefield. On Monday 8th of July the national governing body of the Church of England voted to go ahead with a scheme whereby our diocese will be dissolved along with Ripon and Leeds Diocese and Bradford Diocese. In its place a new larger diocese of…

Celebrating 25 Years in Partnership with Tanzania

In April there was a big celebration at Wakefield cathedral in to celebrate 25 years of the diocesan link with Tanzania.  The service was well attended and Bishop Hilkiah preached an inspiring sermon.  He told the congregation how much the link meant to the people in Tanzania and how much progress is being made with the projects that we continue to support. The water for life project has done some excellent work ensuring clean water for lots of people. The…