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All Services and Events at the Minster are suspended and the church is closed completely until further notice.

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    From the Rector of Leeds
   The Reverend Canon Sam Corley
It is with regret that we announce that the Minster is completely closed until further notice. 
Closing a building that has witnessed so much on a site as ancient as this is, emotionally, a very difficult experience for us. But of course, though we are closing for an unknown period, there will be a day, pray God soon, when we reopen and continue.
For now we draw strength in knowing that we are never alone, even in isolation. That the living God, crucified, risen and ascended, dwells within us and we pray with renewed vigour for the coming of his Kingdom, on earth as it is in heaven.
You may wish to join me in praying for the city, the church and one another at noon each day. You may find this prayer useful:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You will find lots of services being streamed live online, including the Cathedrals of this Diocese at Ripon, Bradford and Wakefield.
You can also find daily reflections on the Minster's You Tube channel:
These are difficult and testing times, but our hope is in the one who is the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. Our hope is secure and we are never alone - however isolated we may feel.
Do be assured of my prayers at this time. 
The Reverend Canon Sam Corley
Leeds Minster Telephone: (0113) 245 2036
St Peters House Email:
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