Welcome to the Enews for October 14

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News
The diocese is to bid farewell to the Rt Revd Paul Slater, Bishop of Kirkstall, who has announced his retirement. Bishop Paul took on his role, which covers the Leeds Episcopal Area, as Bishop of Richmond in 2015, before the title changed to Bishop of Kirkstall in 2018 and will leave on January 31, 2022. Find out more here
Fountains Church Bradford was pleased to host a launch event to celebrate the completion of phase two of their building project. The event marked the completion of work on the Hub, the second of three floors in the Fountains complex, which was signed off and handed over to the team this week. Find out more here
A new church community has been commissioned in Hunslet, looking to embrace the diverse cultures and aspirations of the local community. The Hunslet Gathering was commissioned by the Rt Revd Paul Slater, Bishop of Kirkstall, at an event on October 10, where he signed a Bishop’s Mission Order. Find out more here
Follow Me 7, a series of inspirational teaching sessions held at Wakefield Cathedral, will kick off this year with the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training for the Diocese of Leeds. Organised by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, the Follow Me events were launched in 2014 as an opportunity for people to learn more about discipleship. Find out more here
Children at one of our schools in the Ripon area have had a new tree planted as part of a royal initiative, with the blessing of a bishop. The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, was helped in planting a tree sapling given to her at a recent meeting of the College of Bishops by children from Sharow C of E Primary school. Find out more here
Young people from across the diocese will be embarking on digital journeys with our cathedrals next week, as they prepare to run Virtual Youth Pilgrimages. Three themes will be explored in the pilgrimages, one at each of our cathedrals, helping primary- and secondary-school aged children to engage with the work they are doing to serve their local areas. Find out more here
A new guide from the Church of England is helping churches across the country become more climate resilient, thanks to work from people in the Diocese of Leeds. The guide, entitled ‘Climate resilient church’, provides resources, advice and support to help churches adapt to changing and more extreme weather conditions. Find out more here
A unique blessing has taken place at the famous Stump Cross Caverns, deep in the Yorkshire Dales. Revd Darryl Hall, vicar of The United Parish of Upper Nidderdale, was asked to bless the caves ahead of an underground “sit-in” to publicise the threat to its existence due the tourist slump caused by Covid-19. Find out more here
Sprouts, a sparrowhawk and agricultural gene editing all feature in a recently published reflection on harvest time by the Rt Revd Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon. Read the reflection here
The work of Welsh artist Frank Brangwyn is helping one of our Leeds churches raise money to assist those most in need. St Aidan’s Leeds is holding a sale of mint condition prints from the artist from 1928, alongside a raffle to win a book from the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo showcasing over 100 full colour Brangwyn prints. Find out more here
‘Message in a Bottle’ is the name of a Harvest display found at St Philip's Church in Birchencliffe, which has been made to encourage the community to care more for God’s creation. In the end a total of three hundred bottle bottoms were enthusiastically painted to help create the scene of a whale swimming in an ocean filled with plastic. Find out more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Safeguarding Update
Parish Safeguarding Handbook 
It has been brought to the attention of the Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding Team that p.49 of the Safeguarding Handbook could be misinterpreted as a requirement to share/forward illegal images:

Save and download to hard copy any inappropriate material received through social networking sites or other electronic means and show immediately to the named person, PSO, incumbent or, if appropriate, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

That is not the intention of this sentence, which we believe was designed to refer to material which was genuinely inappropriate, e.g. bullying or suggestive etc. rather than specifically an illegal image. 

Going forward, the Parish Safeguarding Handbook requires other updates. During the remainder of the year, NST will be transferring this to the e-manual, and making any immediately required amendments, in advance of a full scale revision process in 2022. 
Living and Learning Online
This is an opportunity to participate in a quiet day of prayer on Saturday, October 16 using the colours of the rainbow to reflect upon our relationships: with God, with others and with the environment. The day will take place using the online Zoom platform and will include input, personal reflection, time away from the screen and the invitation to share in small groups. Find out more here.
On Wednesday, October 20 at 7.30pm an online session for those interested in starting the Rhythm of Life. Hosted by Bishop Tony Robinson and the Rhythm of Life Steering Group, it is a chance to find out more about the Rhythm of Life initiative and have your questions answered. Find out more here.
On Wednesday, October 20 an opportunity to share resources to support sessions with 5-11s aged children during the Christmas period, including Advent, Christingles, Nativities, Epiphany, and others. Join Katherine-Alice and Liz from our Children, Young People and Families Team for an informal session and bring your ideas to share too. Find out more here.
An opportunity on Thursday, October 21 to explore how social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram can be used to support the churches mission. Running from 7pm to 9pm, this training is for anyone involved in managing a social media platform for a church. Find out more here.
How do we help our young people to grow in their faith in Jesus? How do we equip them with confidence to talk to people who do not share the same beliefs? Using the Guidelines for Dialogue and Building Bridges resource, this training on Thursday, November 4 will help all those who work with young people. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
On Saturday, October 30 at 4.30pm St Peter's Singers will be performing a meditation in music at Leeds Minster, remembering those lost or suffering in the pandemic. Admission is free and will take place for an hour. Find out more here
Brought to you by Khuba Reconciliation this online course on Tuesday, November 9 is designed to empower clergy to improve their wellbeing and to more effectively navigate complex relationships and manage expectations. Find out more here
With over 40 million people trapped in slavery, how can we help bring change? During the weekend, from Friday, November 12 to Sunday, November 14, you’ll learn more about modern slavery and the epidemic of violence against people in poverty. It will be lead by Colin & Judith Ashurst. Find out more here
Resources
The Diocese of Leeds is pleased to share its toolkit for churches as part of its strategy for achieving carbon net zero by 2030: Saving Creation. The toolkit invites churches to start on the pathway to carbon net zero by taking six steps towards the goal. Access it here
The Rhythm of Life is offering two courses for parishes to run locally, one centred on Creationtide and the other called "Finding your Rhythm". Each contains six or seven sessions and serves as a stepping stone for further engagement with the Rhythm of Life. Find all the resources and details here.
Leeds Diocesan News continues to be produced in digital form, containing important news and views from across the Diocese of Leeds. Download and view the latest October edition here.
To mark the launch of the 2021 Real Advent Calendar the Meaningful Chocolate Company is offering free delivery to parishes if they buy a case of 18 calendars. It is designed to support parish outreach work, mission and it is a great way to share the Christmas story. Purchase it here.
Dignity Through Education, set up by a group in Harrogate, aims to give financial assistance to the children of some of the poorest people in Sri Lanka. These people are tea plantation workers. They live and work in some of the harshest conditions
imaginable. The association aims to offer small bursaries to the children of tea plantation workers who have achieved a place at university. Find out more here
The latest edition of the Prayer Diary is now online to download.There are fresh prayers for Sudan as well as prayers for Tanzania. Download prayers here.
Media
Join us on the journey to become a carbon net zero church. We invite you to start on this pathway by using the new Churches Toolkit. Watch our new video here, introducing the toolkit for churches that forms part of a strategy for achieving carbon net zero by 2030.
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
Vacancies
The Diocese is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager, who will play a vital role in leading the work of the Finance team. For more details click here.
Hand to Mouth, a Christian charity that works in over 60 schools throughout Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Wakefield and Sheffield are seeking to appoint a part time children's worker and an administrative assistant. For more details click here.
Do you have a heart for young people? The Cross Project and St Catherine's Church, Wakefield are looking for the right person to join their teams serving in a local church and Wakefield's secondary schools. For more details click here.
St James' Wetherby with Linton seeks someone to support, resource and expand their children’s, youth and family provision and to enable them to reach out into the community with the Good News of Jesus Christ. For more details click here.
Useful links & Information
For safeguarding issues, contact our advisers on:
safeguarding@leeds.anglican.org or call 0113 353 0257 
Carla Darbyshire - Safeguarding Team Leader
Jenny Leccardi - Safeguarding Adviser
Narinder Lyon - Safeguarding Adviser
Nikki Rose - Assistant Safeguarding Adviser
Moves and Appointments
Revd Canon Nicholas Turner has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds
Revd Martin Clarke has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds  
Revd Simon Jones to be Vicar of St Matthew’s, Chapel Allerton (Leeds EA)
The Who's Who directory lists clergy & diocesan staff (email addresses & phone numbers). Access it here 
Contact us with your news
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