Welcome to the Enews for May 26

The latest resources, news and more.
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Excitement is building across the Diocese of Leeds as churches prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee over the extended bank holiday weekend. From Cream Tea on the Green at Keighley, to a Flower Festival at All Saints Church Castleford, a variety of special events are planned to bring local communities together. Find out more here
Huddersfield said farewell with a loud round of applause as Bishop Dr Jonathan Gibbs said goodbye at a special evensong service. Civic representatives at the town’s parish church included the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Nigel Patrick and Jason McCartney MP for Colne Valley and worshippers were welcomed by the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds. Find out more here
The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced a call to prayer for the 2022 Lambeth Conference. The fifteenth Lambeth Conference will meet on July 26 - August 8 in Canterbury. As the conference draws closer, Archbishop Justin has shared a call to prayer with the conference delegates and their wider church communities. Find out more here
People all across the diocese have taken part in the launch of a diocesan pilot scheme for Extended Communion. Launched at an introductory session on Tuesday, May 10, the scheme is designed to help benefices face the challenges of ministering to multiple churches. Find out more here
Over 5000 trees have been planted recently at Bishop Young Academy in the Seacroft area. In conjunction with the Plant a Tree Today Foundation, the Green Task Force, The White Rose Forest and the school, the Leeds Centre for Mission helped plant the trees as part of plans for a forest in the grounds of the school. Find out more here
Six churches from across Yorkshire are celebrating this month after being awarded over £32,000 from the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust, including St Mary the Virgin in Woodkirk. St Mary’s have received some £7000 to go towards window repairs in the church. Find out more here
Green Journey is ready to help our churches make the switch to renewable energy, which may also offer some financial benefits as well. Green Journey help churches to reduce overall energy costs while improving green credentials and reducing environmental impact. Find out more here
Dramatic stories of displaced children feature in the Riding Lights Theatre Company latest production entitled My Place, which has come to St Paul’s Ireland Wood. The church hosted the travelling company on Tuesday, May 24, in support of the Home for Good charity, which works to find a home for every child who needs one. Find out more here
Castleford Team Parish continue to show their support for two local food banks, donating items for those in need in the local community. Two of the churches in the parish, Castleford Parish Church and Hightown, are supporting The Link at Smawthorne Community Church. The other churches in the parish also support the recently formed Airedale Food Bank. Find out more here
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.
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
Wednesday, June 8 at 7.30pm
Following the webinar organised by the Diocese of Leeds, Wellsprings Together are gathering churches that are now involved or plan to be involved in taking in Ukrainian refugees for churches to share learning and receive support. Find out more here
Wednesday, June 22 at 10am
A session to help you understand the needs of people with autism and other forms of neurodiversity in the Church and help you plan to make reasonable adjustments for them. It will be led by Revd Adrian Judd and Revd Rob Harper. Find out more here
Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm
A session exploring the different ways in which we harness technology in church to aid work with young people. From advertising and app awareness to safeguarding and Zoom, this session will take a look at the potential, practicalities and pitfalls of delivering digital youth work. Find out more here
Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm
The Feast, a national interfaith organisation, will be leading an online workshop for clergy/readers/lay leaders across the Diocese. The session will introduce the Feast's Guidelines for Dialogue, a tool developed to help create the safe spaces for honest and respectful conversations to happen. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Churches across the diocese are planning services, parties and different celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We are collecting a list of Jubilee events and sharing them here on the diocesan website. If you have an event you would like adding, please contact communications@leeds.anglican.org
Saturday, May 28 to Wednesday, June 1
The boys, girls and lay clerks of the Cathedral Choir will be on tour in East Anglia. They will be singing at churches across the region, including Ely Cathedral, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, St John the Baptist RC Cathedral, Norwich, and Southwell Minster. You can follow their progress on the Bradford Cathedral Choir Facebook page.
Sunday, June 12 at 3.30pm
If you are celebrating your Golden Wedding or even longer, Ripon Cathedral invites you to share in this years special service of thanksgiving and blessing, to renew your vows and to celebrate your many years of marriage together. Find out more here
Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, June 26
Thousands of visitors will be flocking to the picturesque village of Cawthorne in South Yorkshire for the Open Gardens event. This popular biennial attraction is being held for the thirteenth time and 15 gardens will be open from 11am to 5pm each day. Find out more here
Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm
Do you have a passion for sharing your faith or know someone who does? Are you exploring vocations, but are not sure where you fit, or know somebody like this? Then how about considering Church Army? They're hosting their next Online Discovery Evening for anyone interested in finding out about Church Army. Find out more here
For more events around the diocese please see our calendar
Thy Kingdom Come will return in 2022, starting today 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
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 May edition here.
The Parish Giving Scheme is an established planned giving scheme for churches. Here is a short testimony from Alison Dean from Wakefield Cathedral, who explains how the PGS has helped them. Watch the video here
A story of church regeneration and renewal found at St Wilfrid's Lidget Green in Bradford. Watch the video here
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
This vital role for the cathedral comes at a time of challenge and opportunity as they continue to negotiate the new landscape created by the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here
Keighley Parish are looking for someone to help establish a growing and healthy community of children, young people and their families whose relationships are being transformed by God. Find out more here
The purpose of this role is to allow the work of All Hallows, including Rainbow Junktion, to thrive by managing the effective operation of the church’s resources (personnel, finance and buildings). Find out more here
Do you have a heart for young people? The CROSS Project is looking for the right person to join the team working in Wakefield's Secondary Schools. 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 Diane Flynn has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds 
Revd Graham Owen has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds
Revd Canon Peter Ingram has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds
Revd Daniel Miles has been appointed as Interim Priest in Charge of Manston (Leeds EA)
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 June 9. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org  
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