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The Annual Peace Service is held in the Banqueting Room at Leeds City Hall in conjunction with the Leeds Peacelink Group. The Lord Mayor or a Councillor shares in the service. The Lord Mayor or a Councillor lights a candle on behalf of all the people of Leeds from the World Peace Flame. Other candles are lit on behalf of the Baha'i, Buddhist, Brahma Kumari, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan and Sikh communities, and there is a reading from each of these faiths. The audience joins in prayers and words of commitment to peace and justice. Sacred music is performed by groups from different faiths. In recent years pupils from City of Leeds School (now Academy) have read poems.

October 2014 with the Chair of Leeds Peacelink, Councillor David Blackburn. Music was provided by Jasdeep Singh Dagun and childtren from City of Leeds School performed a dance and read a poem (click on the picture to enlarge it)



Students from City of Leeds Academy read poetry and performed a dance


Jasdeep Singh Dagun and his tabla-playing friend performed Sikh music


Councillor David Blackburn looking at the Peace Cloth which was sewn by the Concord Women's Piece-ing Group

October 2013

With Lord Mayor Cllr Tom Murray. Included poems by pupils from City of Leeds School and music by The Wesley Singers


October 2012

With Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Castle


October 2011

Music provided by Brahma Kumaris

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November 2010

With Councillor Ralph Pryke of Peacelink



With Lord Mayor Cllr Judith Elliot, Sikh musicians Swara, and the Crofton Community Choir




With Lord Mayor Cllr Gerald Wilkinson, Sikh singers Swara, and the Harwood Singers


SwaraSwara 2008



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