Practical help

28 June 2013

THEY left their figures, and turned to brushes and dusters. Volunteers from Lloyds Bank, in Wakefield diocese, volunteered to help remove centuries of grime from Halifax Minster as part of the bank's volunteering scheme to help local communities. It was their "Day to make a difference", and they set to with enthusiasm for the formidable task of shifting some of the ingrained dirt from the monuments, as well as polishing woodwork.

The Vicar of the Minster, the Revd Hilary Barber, was delighted. "Both the Minster and the bank play a critical role across the town," she said, "and it's always a pleasure when we can work together, strengthening our ties and making Halifax and Calderdale the resilient place it has always been."

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

The latest: Daily news updates

Get the free Church Times email bulletin

RESOURCES FOR CHURCHES 

> Lift Up Your Hearts: 29 May (PDF download)

> All our recommended resources for prayer, worship, live streaming and more

SURVEY: CORONAVIRUS, CHURCH & YOU

Record your experience of the pandemic, the ministry that you have given or received, and what you think will happen to churches in a post-pandemic world

> Take the survey

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)