Archbishop of York Celebrates Diocese of Sheffield Centenary

11th November 2014

The Archbishop of York is to preach at the service that draws the Diocese of Sheffield’s centenary year celebrations to a close later this month. The closing service will be held on 23 November 2014 at Sheffield Cathedral and it marks the final stage of the official 2014 centenary tour around the region.

People from all over the country will gather to celebrate 100 years of the Diocese at the closing service.  The Archbishop of York said: “The closing service offers an opportunity to recommit to all that God is calling the Diocese to do.  To celebrate the centenary together is a joyous occasion but also one which allows a reflection on what the next 100 years might bring.  With the Holy Spirit at your side, everything is possible!”

The centenary tour has taken place throughout the year at many public venues in local towns and cities. As the tour journeyed around the Diocese over 2,000 people attended to take part in the festivities.  A pictorial display of the year will be shown at the Cathedral on the day.

Many local companies have also supported these events.  Doncaster Brewery created the Sheffield Diocese Centenary Ale, which has been on sale throughout the year, Henderson’s Relish produced a special bottle design for purchase, Asda donated 600 cupcakes to the Cathedral and Le Pla Automation in Sheffield engineered a special centenary cross from local steel.

The Bishop of Sheffield said: “It has been an incredible centenary year and I would like to thank everyone who has got involved and supported the Diocese.  The centenary tour events have included tours and walks; workshops; puppet shows; teaching; BBQs; prayers and we hope an opportunity for everyone within the Diocese to find out more about the church and for some the chance to start exploring their own faith anew which is wonderful”.

Sheffield Cathedral is leading on ticketing for this event on a first come first served basis.  Currently the service is fully booked.  However, photographs will be available after the event from

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