The Bishop of Leeds, the Right Reverend Marcus Stock, delivered a celebratory Mass at Leeds Cathedral in honour of Leeds Trinity University’s 50th Anniversary.
More than 150 staff, students, alumni and friends of the University gathered in Leeds on Tuesday 16 May for a Mass of Thanksgiving, presided over by the Bishop.
University Deacon Christopher Stevens and students Adam Knight and Joseph Nelson joined the procession as Altar Servers and former University Priest Fr Paul Grogan delivered the homily.
The Right Reverend Marcus Stock said: “The Diocese of Leeds has a long standing relationship with Leeds Trinity University. The Catholic foundation and religious ethos is absolutely integral to the ongoing life of the institution. I was delighted to be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, and I pray that the University will continue to be blessed for many years to come.”
Chancellor Gabby Logan, Pro-Chancellor Rt Hon John Battle, Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret House and President of the Students’ Union Steph Little all gave readings. The Leeds Trinity Cathedral Boys’ Choir performed throughout the service, accompanied by the Diocese of Leeds Music Department.
Professor Margaret A House, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, said:
“Leeds Cathedral is a beautiful Cathedral and I am delighted to have hosted our celebratory Mass here. I would like to particularly thank the Bishop of Leeds, Cathedral Dean Mgr Philip Moger and all at Leeds Cathedral who welcomed us. The service was excellent and I am so pleased that our staff and students had the opportunity to be involved.”
The congregation was also joined by Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Mr Ed Anderson and Cllr Gerry Harper, the Lord Mayor of Leeds.
Following the Mass, guests were invited to Wheeler Hall for refreshments and networking.