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Name Competition


Hello everyone

Thank you all for your patience  waiting for the new centre. It will be ready soon.

Our new building is getting closer to opening. At the moment we are calling it ‘Ripon House’.  This is not the name the community have chosen. We would like YOU to decide.

Our old buildings were Centenary House and Shire View. We are now going to have one centre for Deaf people, Hearing impaired people,  Blind people, Visually impaired people  and Deafblind people.

We would like you to think of a name for the building. We have had some suggestions but we would like more.

Can you come up with the best name for the building? Can you think about what the communities would like? What name would represent the communities best?

Please write:

Post to:
Protection House
16/17 East Parade

Call:   0113 2438328

SMS Text:   07775444032


All names will be sent out to the trustees to vote. The winning name will be announced at the AGM on the 15th November 2017. If more than one person has chosen that name, the winner will be drawn out of a hat. The prize will be presented on the night by one of our Presidents,  Hon Ald Martin Dodgson MBE JP.

All entries to be in by 1st October 2017

Good luck!


History behind new building

Although some OS maps still show St Mary’s church here, the church despite its listed status was demolished in 1979. It can be glimpsed in the background in SE3033 : Quarry Hill Flats, Leeds during demolition. The Diocesan office built on the site in 1980.

The Diocese of Ripon (later Ripon and Leeds) was officially renamed Leeds in 2014 when it merged with those of Wakefield and Bradford, but is informally called by the longer but more inclusive title “West Yorkshire and the Dales”.

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People acquired it after it being put up for sale, February 2017.

The two-storey building was designed by Jones, Stocks and Partners.


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