Spirituality has been described as that which makes us conscious of the mystery and wonder of life and moves us to seek meaning in it. It recognises there is more to life than what we see and touch. Different things may prompt it
For Christians the source of all life and being is God revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian Spirituality is how we experience being drawn into the life and activity of God by his Spirit. It involves Prayer and study of the Bible but is much more. It is about the whole of life.

The Prayer & Spirituality Team work in a variety of ways to encourage everyone in the Diocese in the development and growth of their spiritual life. Events, resources, training and spiritual direction are some of the areas they are involved with. Please use the menu to find out more or if you have a query email: spirituality@leeds.anglican.org


Fra AngelicoUp and coming events

Advent Day of prayer & meditation 2 December, 9.15-4pm, St Wilfrid's, Lidget Green.
Advent Adventure with Peter Dodson. 5-8 December, Parcevall Hall.
Quietly Contemplating Christmas 13-15 December with Martin Lunn & Revd Simon Cowling at Parcevall Hall.
Christmas Blessing Mini-Retreat with Revd Elizabeth Baxter 14-15 December atHoly Rood House.
The God who Comes Advent Quiet Day with Canon Christopher Lewis. 10-3.30pm, 16 December at the Mirfield Centre.
Riding Lights: Counting the Clouds 7.30pm, 18 January 2018 at Holy Trinity, Huddersfield.
Study day on the book of Job 10am-3.30pm, 27 January 2018 at the Mirfield Centre. 
Soul Food for Care-givers led by Revd Dr Tiffany Conlin, 10am-3.30pm on 3 February 2018 at the Mirfield Centre.

All diocesan events.


The Prayer & Spirituality Team

The Prayer & Spirituality Team aims to support and encourage churches and individuals in spiritual growth by

  • providing literature and events to help and encourage prayer
  • putting people in contact with those offering spiritual direction and spiritual companionship
  • training in Christian listening skills and spiritual direction
  • support and oversight to spiritual directors


James Allison Revd Canon James Allison
Spirituality Adviser
Huddersfield Area
01422 202292
Gill Butterworth Revd Canon Gill Butterworth
Spirituality Adviser
Wakefield Area
01924 249725
John Smith Vacant
Spirituality Adviser
Leeds and Ripon Areas
Mavis Rouse Mavis Rouse
Spiritual Direction Coordinator
Bradford Area
01274 889807
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