PICTURE SPECIAL: Halifax Minster hosts thanksgiving service for the NHS

A special service of thanks giving for the dedication of everyone in the NHS was held at Halifax Minster yesterday.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 1:21 pm
Susan Naughton from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust's chaplaincy team

Also marking the NHS s 73rd birthday, the service was led by Vicar of Halifax, Rev Canon Hilary Barber with the support of the faith communities across Calderdale and Kirklees, including the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust's chaplaincy team. The Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale and The Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees joined health professionals to attend and there was a performance from Elland Silver Band of a piece specially commissioned by Brass Band England for NHS social care and frontline workers. "The Minster was working to its full strength with the community coming together to celebrate the founding of the NHS and the Big Thank You," said Canon Barber.

Halifax Minster Chamber Choir sang at the service.
Elland Silver Band performed a special piece.

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Moulana Imran Hussain from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust's chaplaincy team
Vicar of Halifax, Rev Canon Hilary Barber led the service.
The guests included The Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale and The Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees
Halifax Town Crier Les Cutts at the service.
Elland Silver Band
Drummers performed as part of the service
Susan Naughton from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust's chaplaincy team