Welcome to the Enews for February 3

The latest resources, news and more.
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In the wake of a fire that has badly damaged Ash Green Primary School in Halifax, Holy Nativity Church has opened its doors to support the community hit by the blaze. The large fire engulfed the primary school on the evening of Tuesday, February 1 when police and up to fifty firefighters attended the scene. Read more here
Two Honorary Canons have been installed at Ripon Cathedral, as the cathedral celebrates over 1300 years of ministry. The Revd Canon Hayley Cabbett-Matthews, Director of Lay Training, was made Honorary Canon, while Matthew Ambler, Chair of the House of Laity in the Diocese of Leeds’ Synod, was made Honorary Lay Canon. Read more here
Holy Trinity Boar Lane is home to a new midweek ministry for those who work in the city centre of Leeds, and, as people begin to return to offices, Josh Cockayne has offered a reflection on the church’s plans for the coming year. Read it here
The diocese is pleased to welcome a new president for our Mothers’ Union. On Saturday, January 22, Wakefield Cathedral hosted the Commissioning Service for the new triennium. Elaine Swinhoe took over as president from Jean Thurman, who has guided the organization through its first six years in the Diocese of Leeds. Read more here
Accession Day on Sunday, February 6 is the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen taking the throne and the Church of England has produced special liturgical resources for use on that day. Read more about these resources here
On Saturday, February 12, Bradford Cathedral will be holding its fifth annual ‘Cathedral Sing!’ event, where children from local schools are invited along to discover more about the choir and singing at Bradford Cathedral. Read more here
Three of the young ringers at St Andrew’s, Kildwick have been changing things for the better outside its bell tower. In a morning of hard graft, Angus Firth, Alfie Swinton and George Rees made an early start to the church’s Spring clean as part of their work towards Duke of Edinburgh awards. Read more here
‘Mindfulness as Mission Gift’ is the name of a new publication, co-authored by a clergy member from the Diocese of Leeds. Intended as a resource for the church, it is written by the Rt Revd Chris Edmondson, an assistant bishop and retired member of clergy in the Bradford Area, and Karen Openshaw, founder of Karen Openshaw Consultancy. Read more here
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Living and Learning
Are you interested in becoming a Licenced Lay Minister (formerly known as Readers)? If so the Leeds School of Ministry are now looking forward to receiving new applications and welcoming a new cohort of students for September 2022. All the relevant information has now been sent to clergy and PCC secretaries. Find out more about the LLM pathway and application process here.
Thursday, February 3 at 7pm
An opportunity to share ideas and resources which might support sessions with children, young people and families during Lent and Easter. Join the Children, Young People and Families Team for an informal session and bring your ideas to share. To book a place and receive the Zoom link, email childrenyouth@leeds.anglican.org.
Thursday, February 10 at 10am
If you’re interested in engaging with, nurturing and growing disciples with children, young people and families and empowering them to become leaders, this Zoom session could be for you. To book a place, please contact childrenyouth@leeds.anglican.org. 
Thursday, February 17 at noon
Join Stewardship Officer Janet Edmond in this webinar for helpful guidance on running a Generous Giving Programme in your parish. We will explore ways to help you decide whether and when to run a programme, what’s involved and where to find resources that will help. 
Tuesday, March 1 at 7pm
A sister course to the popular, established Pastoral Conversations. It looks at how to move from the pastoral to the spiritual in a supportive conversation. This course serves as a taster for anyone interested in the Lay Pastoral Worker pathway and the Spiritual Direction Training course. Find out more here
March 5th, 26th and April 2nd, 9th
The bishops in the Diocese of Leeds invite you, during Lent, to come together for retreat days throughout the Diocese. This is an opportunity for reflection, prayer, learning and sharing with others, whilst engaging with the diocesan Rhythm of Life initiative. Everyone is welcome and more can be found here.
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Sunday, February 6 at 11am
The Annual Legal Service takes place at Bradford Cathedral this coming Sunday, when invited members of the judiciary and Civic representatives will be welcomed. You can attend this service in person or online. Find out more about their upcoming services here
Tuesday, February 15 at 7.45pm
You are invited to meet on zoom with other Christians to talk, think and pray about our calling and mission after 2 years of the pandemic. It will be an opportunity to reflect on what's been learnt, share signs of hope, acknowledge the challenges and uncertainties, and seek better ways forward together. Find out more here
Sunday, February 20 to Friday, February 25
A conference open to anyone that is interested in the work of Christian Aid. There will be a mix of great sessions including some led by the Christian Aid Zimbabwe team, as that will be their focus country for Christian Aid week 2022. Find out more here
Sunday, February 27 at 3.30pm
The Collation and Installation of the Revd Bill Braviner as Archdeacon of Halifax will take place at Wakefield Cathedral on Sunday, February 27 at 3.30pm. You may read more about Revd Bill here.
Wednesday, March 9 at 12pm
The National Parenting Initiative, a charity with a vision to see churches supporting families in their community, are hosting a short online event for those who work or volunteer with families in churches in Yorkshire. Find out more here
The Rhythm of Life is offering a Lent course for parishes to run locally. With a Lenten focus, each weekly session will concentrate on one of the seven Rhythm of Life areas. It can be delivered in parishes/cathedrals on Zoom or face-to-face (using the available leaders guide, and video/audio clips). As an alternative to parish-based courses, individuals can join a diocesan-run Zoom-based option. Find out more here.
This Lent the Church of England are calling us to reflect on the injustices of the world and ask what God is calling us to do about them. #LiveLent: Embracing Justice is the Church of England’s theme for Lent 2022 and a variety of resources have been created for churches to use. Find out more and access the resources 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
Home for Good, a charity seeking to find a home for every child who needs one through fostering, adoption and supported lodgings, has launched a 4 week bible study called Make Room, exploring how we, the church can ‘make room’ for vulnerable children and young people in our spaces, our communities and our lives. 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.
Revd Andy introduces himself and his vision for Bradford and the Cathedral as he prepares to become the new Dean of Bradford! Watch it here
In the year of the Lambeth Conference, a gathering of bishops from across the Anglican Communion, Revd Chamil Fernando, an Anglican priest from Sri Lanka, shares how he and his family are settling into life at the Diocese of Leeds. Watch it here
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
The Team Coordinator will provide administrative support and ensure the smooth operation of all aspects of our small and busy team’s work, which encompasses the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC), the Area Mission and Pastoral Committees (AMPCs) and the Closed Churches Task Group (CCTG). Find out more here
St George’s Leeds are looking for a passionate and experienced Events Manager. Are you highly organised and able to lead a team to deliver successful events across 5 venues? If so, please consider joining their team. Find out more here
Bradford Academy is seeking to recruit a chaplain who may be a lay minister or ordained and is looking for an opportunity to make an impact on the spiritual health of a diverse and vibrant school community. Find out more here
Kidz Klub Leeds are an ecumenical children's charity working together with churches across the city to reach unreached children with the love of God. They have a number of roles advertised at the moment. 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
The following were installed as Honorary Canons of Ripon Cathedral on Sunday, January 30:  
Revd Dr Hayley Cabbett-Matthews
Mr Matthew Ambler

Revd Hannah Smith to be Vicar of St Helen Sandal Magna (Wakefield EA)
Revd Tracy Milne to be Priest in charge (0.5) of Bolton St James in the (Bradford 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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