Welcome to the Enews for April 28

The latest resources, news and more.
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People across the diocese have gathered together this Easter to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Please find a selection of pictures from churches across the diocese here on our website.
This year’s Chrism Eucharist has taken place at Ripon Cathedral with clergy and lay ministers renewing their vows in a service that included the blessing of holy oils. Bishop Nick presided over the Maundy Thursday ceremony at which he thanked those present for their staunch commitment during the two years of the pandemic. Read more here
Eight people from across our diocese have been recipients of royal Maundy gifts this year. Individuals have been nominated from within the diocese who have served their churches and areas faithfully for many years. Read more here
Halifax Minster are hosting an interfaith conference on mental health and wellbeing during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The conference, taking place on Wednesday, May 11, will feature workshops and a drama presentation and a free vegetarian lunch. Read more here
Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival returns for another year on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, following a three-year break due to the COVID pandemic. Visitors to the festival will enjoy live music, award winning beers, refreshing ciders, wine and Pimms plus delicious hot food, all served in the Dean’s Garden, against the backdrop of the beautiful Ripon Cathedral. Read more here
The Bishops of the Diocese of Leeds have wished our Sikh friends, colleagues and communities our best wishes on the occasion of Vaisakhi this year. Their message can be read here on our website.
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning
Accepting Applications for Lay Ministry Pathways now
The latest deadline for all lay ministry pathways (LLM, LPM, LWL) is 12 noon on Tuesday, May 31 to allow for the necessary interviews and safeguarding checks to take place. Further information for the Licensed Lay Ministry Pathway may be found here, for the Lay Pastoral Minister Pathway may be found here and for the Lay Worship Leader Pathway may be found here.
Our stewardship team are visiting towns all over the diocese to talk about giving this spring and summer. Covering topics such as giving reviews, online and contactless giving, grants, treasurer support and the PGS, these full day events will be of interest to Clergy and church leaders. Booking is now open, so secure your place by clicking the link here.
Tuesday, May 10 at 10am
Managing and making the most of the social media platform Instagram. As churches, how can we cut through the noise to reach our community? Why and how should we be using a platform such as this? Find out more here
Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm
Starting up Youth Work is a conversation for those who are exploring, or even just wondering about, what their church might offer specifically to young people. Find out more here
This new lay ministry pathway is for those unable to commit to becoming Licenced Lay Ministers but still feel called to a preaching ministry on an occasional basis. It includes eight sessions, plus a full day of practical preaching experience. It takes place on Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, on zoom starting Tuesday, May 17. Find further details on how to apply here. Contact the Lay Ministry Administrator with any questions.
Tuesday, May 17 at 7.30pm
This webinar is for all and anyone who cares about combating climate change. It will start with a scriptural reflection to help us understand the gospel response to climate change. We will then look at the practical steps that a church can take to work towards becoming carbon net zero. Find out more here
Thursday, May 26 at 7pm
Are you bewildered by the online giving choices? Do you have online giving and it doesn’t seem to attract donations? Do you need ideas for promoting your online giving page? Join us at this hour long webinar. We'll be joined by our Stewardship Team and will show you how to get online giving, and where and how to publicise it afterwards. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Thursday, April 28 at 6.30pm
Follow Me 7, a series of inspirational teaching sessions exploring faith and discipleship, and held at Wakefield Cathedral, continues with Fr Luigi Gioia, a freelance writer and speaker in theology and spirituality. Find out more here
Friday, April 29 at 9am
Bradford Cathedral will be hosting the launch of the Yorkshire Heritage Way. A 4-day inaugural walk will take place following the launch, arriving at Ripon Cathedral on the Monday. You can find out more here.
Monday, May 2 to Tuesday, May 3
Christians around the world are being offered the opportunity to gather in unity and hope at this time of unprecedented instability. The Leadership Conference from Alpha is for everyone, everywhere – and people from around the world have already signed up to attend the online event, which will be aired in different time slots to allow everyone the chance to participate. Find out more here
Monday, May 2 at 11.30am - 5pm
On bank holiday Monday award winning beers, refreshing ciders, wine and Pimms will be served in the Dean's Garden, with the backdrop of the beautiful Ripon Cathedral. The day will include live music, good food and children's activities. Tickets are available online or on the gate.
Tuesday, May 17 at 10am
This club meets monthly to share opinions and views. The next will be held online via Zoom. 21st Century Nature Poetry from British poets such as Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Rowan Williams, Ruth Padel and Malcolm Guite. The poems and a brief biography of the poets will be provided. Find out more here
Tuesday, May 17 at 10am
After the sell-out event with John Rutter CBE in 2019, come to Bradford Cathedral on Saturday, May 21 for their next Singing Day, this time with Professor Paul Mealor, Professor of Composition at Aberdeen University. Find out more here
Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22
This year’s in person conference is all about 'Making a Difference' and participants will be discovering how Messy Churches focused on the kingdom of heaven can make a creative difference to our planet, to our local communities, to our churches, as well as to us ourselves! It is open to all Messy Church leaders and teams. Find out more here
Flower Festival celebrating the Platinum Jubilee
17th, 18th and 19th June
70 Glorious Years - a Flower Festival celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth, to be held on 17, 18 and 19 June at St Andrew's Church, Kildwick. Opening Friday evening and then from 10am on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Refreshments will be available.
For more events around the diocese please see our calendar
Thy Kingdom Come will return in 2022, starting on Thursday, May 26 and ending on Pentecost Sunday. Find all of the latest resources here to help your church get involved.
Liturgical Resources for HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. These resources are designed to help churches and faith communities mark HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee year in 2022. Throughout the year, more resources will be added as they are produced. Find out more here
The brutal conflict in Ukraine has triggered the largest war-related migration of people since the Balkan War of the 1990s. For all the latest information for parishes and individuals seeking to respond, from both the Diocese of Leeds and Church of England, please visit this page of our website.
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.
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
Living in Love and Faith, The Church of England’s landmark set of resources on questions of identity and which draws together the Bible, theology, science and history with powerful real-life stories has now been published. The product of three years’ work includes a 480-page book, a series of films and podcasts, a course and an online library of other publications. Find more here
Ripon Cathedral is celebrating an incredible milestone -1350 years since its founding by St Wilfrid in 672AD. Join them for a year of exciting events including exhibitions, concerts, illuminations, talks and tours as they discover 1350 years of heritage and faith. Watch a video about the celebrations here
On Good Friday, Bishop Nick offered a message to the Diocese of Leeds and beyond, speaking about the pain of Friday, the emptiness of Saturday and the bewilderment and hope of Sunday. Watch the video here
A story of church regeneration and renewal found at St Wilfrid's Lidget Green in Bradford. Watch the video here
How can we help accommodate people with hidden disabilities at church? Katherine-Alice, our Disability Officer, talks through some of the ways we can do this, along with the support available. Watch the video here
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
The Diocese of Leeds has a vision to see children, young people and their families growing confident in faith and fully involved in the mission and ministry of the church as it seeks to transform lives and communities. Find out more here
Holy Trinity Huddersfield are passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with students and young adults (SYAs) in their town. As part of a funded Diocesan project - ‘Reaching Generation Next’ - they're now seeking to appoint two skilled and experienced team members who share their passion for reaching out to SYAs with the gospel and growing disciples as part of this project. Find out more here
This is an exciting opportunity for a Christian passionate and gifted in supporting young people, helping them grow, and come to know Jesus Christ. Sorted are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Youth Worker to work alongside vulnerable, unchurched young people in North Bradford. Find out more 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 Mike Green has been appointed as Vicar of Kildwick, Cononley & Bradley (Bradford EA)
Revd Canon David Cleeves has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds 
Revd Simon Rudkin has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds
The Who's Who directory lists clergy & diocesan staff (email addresses & phone numbers). Access it here 
Contact us with your news
Please contact the Communications Team with your news for future editions. The Enews is published twice a month. The next edition will be sent out on May 12. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org  
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