Tours of St Aidan’s
THE BRANGWYN MOSAIC
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WHY NOT VISIT ST AIDAN’S?
Conducted tours of the church lasting about one hour can be arranged at suitable times for groups of up to 30 people. School parties are especially welcome. Usually two weeks notice is required. Contact Barrie Pepper on 0113 265 8595 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stations of the Cross are the work of Professor Josef Heu, an Austrian who fled his country just before the Nazis arrived in 1938. He lived and worked at Ampleforth Abbey in the North Riding. The Redeemer Statue is also by him. It shows Our Lady presenting the Christ child as the world’s redeemer.
The Bishop’s mitres and crozier in the case on the west wall were presented by Bishop Samuel Mumford Taylor, who was the first vicar of St Aidan’s. The Lectern is of polished brass with supporting angels blowing out the gospel to the four corners of the earth.
The Rood was decorated as a memorial to the work of the Revd Mumford Taylor at St Aidan’s. The inscription from John’s gospel reads: I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me’.
The Chapel of the Resurrection is where daily mass is celebrated and the Blessed Sacrament reserved. It is essentially a chapel for prayer. The moveable altar was made by a member of the present congregation, John Drake, who like Thompson, has left his trade mark. Also in here is the war memorial and lists of the dead of two world wars. Note the one woman who died in the Great War in an explosion at a munitions factory in east Leeds. The newest piece in the Chapel is the free standing aumbry which houses the Blessed Sacrament.