Every year on the last Monday of term before Christmas, Courtyard Cafe have put on a full Christmas Dinner for around 100 regular cafe visitors and guests.

This year was no exception, and we were pleased to offer our usual mix of healthy, homecooked food, carols, low prices and good cheer to our hall-full of visitors. We were also delighted to welcome Cllr Jane Dowson, the current Lord Mayor of Leeds, who popped in and said hello to our diners.

She had this to say on Twitter after:

“No one should be lonely & the amazing volunteers at Hilton Baptist Church Courtyard Cafe make sure that everyone is welcome.Visited today to say hello &thank u for all they do week in &week but especially over the Christmas period.”

What lovely words – and a huge thank you for coming to the Lord Mayor from all of us at Courtyard.

Cafe is shut now until the New Year but we’re already looking forward to planning Christmas in 2018!

Photos: @CllrJaneDowson