The Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of lights has been celebrated at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Children painted brightly-coloured glass lanterns - ahead of a parade through the park - for Diwali. The five-day festival is traditionally celebrated in India by decorating homes with colourful lights, and setting off fireworks to symbolise the triumph of good over evil.
As Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate Diwali, celebrations have been held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield. Children have painted colourful lanterns ahead of a parade to mark the festival of light.
Muslims in Leeds will come together today for a National Day of Prayer at the city's Makkah Masjid Mosque,
Prayers will be dedicated to the safety and security of all humanitarians including hostage Alan Henning and in memory of murdered Yorkshire-born hostage David Haines
The new Bishop of the new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, Bishop Nick Baines will today start an 84-hour non-stop Bible reading marathon.
Bishop Nick will read the first 15 minutes of the beginning of the Bible at the reading event called Alpha to Omega which will take place in St Mary's Church, Gomersal.
I am delighted that Bishop Nick has accepted to start off the challenge of our 84 hour non-stop reading marathon - and not only that, but he will also preach at the 9.30 am service on that Sunday. "This gives the whole project an enormous boost and we are all extremely grateful for his spontaneous and generous response."
The event will start at 11am and run through the following nights to finish 84 hours later around 11pm on Wednesday September 17.
The new bishops of Huddersfield and Bradford have been announced for the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.
The Diocese was only created last Easter and is one of the biggest in the country.
It will be the first time Huddersfield has had its own bishop, as Victoria Whittam reports:
Two area bishops for the newly created diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales have been announced.
The Revd Dr Toby Howarth, currently Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England will be the Bishop of Bradford.
The Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs, currently Rector of Heswall in the Diocese of Chester, will be the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield.
They were introduced in their new roles by the Rt Revd Bishop of Leeds Nick Baines at Leeds station today.
I am looking forward to working with the other members of the Diocesan team to build up the life of our churches both numerically and spiritually and to contributing to the life of the rich and diverse community in West Yorkshire
It is a great joy to have been appointed as the new Area Bishop of Bradford. The role has no shortage of opportunities and challenges. I am very much looking forward to working with clergy, congregations and ecumenical partners in the diversity of the city itself, the surrounding towns and rural areas. I am also looking forward to engaging with the communities of which our churches are a part, and building relationships with those involved in the range of civic, statutory and community organisations which make up this vibrant metropolitan district.
Leeds railway station will be the unusual venue for the unveiling of the new Bishop of Bradford and the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield this morning. They will then catch the train to their diocese for civic receptions.
The Archbishop of York has launched a week-long fast and peace vigil after calling for solidarity with people suffering in the Middle East.
Dr John Sentamu plans to pray one hour every hour from 6am to 6pm each day until next Sunday at York Minster. He said the vigil in St John's Chapel at the Minster, would show 'solidarity with the suffering people of our world, particularly in the Middle East.'
In 2006 the archbishop camped in the Minster for a similar peace vigil.
Dr Sentamu will sleep at the Minster during the vigil but said he would not take a tent this year to 'show solidarity with the homeless.' Throughout the prayers, the archbishop is encouraging people to have a white linen cloth at hand to serve as a reminder of peace.
People will get a rare chance today to climb the historic Beverley Minster. The 165-foot bell tower has only been opened to the public on a few occasions. People will be asked for donations to take the 200-step climb to the top, to raise money for the Minster choir.
Muslim communities across Yorkshire have raised around £6 million for charity during Ramadan.
It will go towards aid charities in conflict zones.
Fundraisers at the Makkah Masjid Mosque in Leeds contributed more than £100,000: