The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

A History of the Word in 12 Objects from the Diocese of Leeds

Experiencing the Word of God in Art


Throughout the Year of the Word, we shall be showcasing various artefacts from the Diocese’s churches and institutions in a series of podcasts entitled “A History of the Word in 12 Objects from the Diocese of Leeds”.

Each object has a connection to the Bible and the podcasts include interviews with local people, historical background information and a guided meditation.


Episode 1 – Skipton’s Saintly Stone 

To mark the Feast of St Stephen, the first podcast features an unusual stone held by the Parish of St Stephen in Skipton. Click here to listen.

The podcast is also available on this Youtube link.

Episode 2 – God’s Granny: Keighley’s Statue of St Anne

In this podcast we listened to the reactions of St Anne’s primary school pupils and staff about a statue of St Anne teaching a young Mary and also spoke to other members of the Parish about the involvement of families.

The podcast is also available on this Youtube link.