Diocesan Enews
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News
Bishop Nick has written powerfully about about how love can liberate us with its judgement, rather than chain us down. Read more here
Some 170 people took part in Re-envisioning Ministry Day – an online forum for Readers and Licensed Lay Ministers which focussed on how best to serve our communities as we emerge from the pandemic. In his keynote speech Bishop Nick Baines talked about fresh challenges. Read more here
As part of the National Day of Reflection, one of our hospital chaplains has looked back on the past year. The Revd Ben Rhodes, Head of Chaplaincy at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has written about his experience of chaplaincy in the time of COVID, and how he has seen first-hand the effects it has had on the NHS and its staff. Read more here
The Church of England is supporting the ‘VaccinAid’ campaign which aims to help fund the biggest vaccination drive in history. Led by UNICEF UK and Crowdfunder, the campaign offers people a practical way to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccination, by making a voluntary donation to help pay for jabs for others around the world. Read more here
Wakefield Cathedral has officially welcomed Revd Canon Peter Farley-Moore as its new Canon Missioner as it prepares to open its doors once again to the diocesan community. Revd Peter brings a huge range of experiences to the role and talks about his journey to Wakefield and hopes for the future in a series of questions found here.
One of our churches in the Leeds area has been playing host to two new four-legged friends to help keep the vegetation under control; they are Pablo and Geoffrey, alpacas. St Wilfrid’s Calverley has a team of grazing animals to help keep the churchyard tidy, made up of three goats, and now, the two alpacas, gifted to the church by a local resident. Read more here
One Year On is a video to mark the anniversary of lockdown produced by church and community groups from the Halifax area and with a special message by the Bishop of Huddersfield. The video aims to provide an opportunity to reflect, to thank those who have gone above and beyond, and to help us look forward in hope for the future.
One of our Leeds area parishes has shown its green credentials by achieving a double bronze. The church of St Mary Magdalene East Keswick, in the parish of Bardsey, has recently achieved its A Rocha Bronze Eco Church award, joining the other church in the parish, All Hallows Bardsey. Read more here
If your church uses Ecclesiastical to insure its premises, their Church Insurance Consultants are on hand to help. The Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is one of a number of available providers when it comes to church insurance and Heather Ford, the Church Insurance Consultant for those in the Diocese of Leeds, is on hand to provide support and assistance. Read more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning Online
Every quarter you can come together with others who are working out what God’s call means to them. The Fellowship will be joined by the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations Revd Canon Derek Walmsley. The aim of the session on Tuesday, April 13 is to discuss the important changes to the new Discernment Process, which comes into effect in autumn 2021. Find out more here
A chance to find out more about the Rhythm of Life initiative and have your questions answered. It will be hosted by Bishop Tony Robinson and the Rhythm of Life Steering Group, taking place online on Wednesday, April 14 at 7.30pm. To register your interest please email RoL@leeds.anglican.org
The pandemic has had a huge impact on people's wellbeing, particularly children and young people. This course on Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm looks at mental health wellbeing and how we can help be part of a support network for our children and young people. Find out more here
What is our Christian response to COVID-19, and how are we to live through this period in a way that keeps us alert to the Holy Spirit? This Jesus Shaped People taster event on Thursday, April 22 will introduce you to the new programme which can help explore how God can use this as a 'kairos moment' to re-shape His Church. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Bradford Cathedral has put together an Easter Sunday Service video for families, premiering at 5pm and featuring dramatisations, readings and images of the key events of Holy Week, with music and worship. Pre-service resources are available here.
On Good Friday at 12pm and 3pm the Wintershall's Passion of Jesus Play will be live streamed on Facebook. Sadly, the play that is normally performed live from Trafalgar Square is unable to take place this year. However, the recording from 2019 will be made available on Facebook here.
Spring Harvest Home is back for 2021, taking place from Sunday, April 4 to Thursday, April 8. This year, they're taking the event online, through their brand new streaming platform, both live and on demand. The team is also offering a 10 percent saving for our churches. Use this code to get your discount - SH21CCL - and find out more here.
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Resources
If you're struggling with mental health, caring for someone who is or are just interested in learning more then you might be interested in The Cellar Trust Skills for Being Well in Adversity Course. This is a free, 6 week course held entirely on zoom which aims to help people improve their understanding of mental health through information, sharing experiences and activities. For more info please contact beingwell@thecellartrust.org.
Our Children, Young People and Families Team are looking to support folk this Lent with new Holy Week and Easter resources. The resources, part of our Rhythm of Life venture, have been gathered by our team from a variety of sources, and have options for children of all ages. The link to the material can be found here.
Following the success of 'Mr Emporium's Gift Shop' nativity video, St George's Leeds are producing a sequel for Easter. This time they will unpack the story of Easter through 'Mr Emporium's Easter Experiments'. The free resource for schools and churches is now available. 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.
Living in Love and Faith (LLF), 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, led by the Bishop of Coventry, includes a 480-page book, a series of films and podcasts, a course and an online library of other publications. Find out more here
During the Covid 19 crisis, we’ve had to adjust to very different rhythms. As Christians, we believe Jesus should be at the heart of our rhythms of life, whatever our circumstances. Find out more here about the ‘Rhythm of Life’, a new diocesan venture.
Media
A year on from the first lockdown caused by Covid-19, the Church of England along with hundreds of other organisations is came together to remember those who have died, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved. Here is a reflection and a prayer from our diocesan bishop, the Rt Revd Nick Baines. 
Church leaders with a desire to see their communities flourish are encouraged to join one of three newly created Growth Groups, designed to create a space for mutual learning, encouragement, sharing and prayer. Here is Robin, our Church Growth Advisor, explaining what they're all about. Watch the recording here.
The Parish Giving Scheme is an established planned giving scheme for churches that was launched across the Diocese of Leeds in January 2020. Here is a short testimony from Wendy, Treasurer and Church Warden at Wortley and Farnley, who explains how the PGS has helped them. More testimonies can be found on the Diocese of Leeds YouTube page.
 ...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
Vacancies
Otley Parish Church - Administrator
Otley are seeking a calm, reliable and efficient person with good IT skills to become their parish administrator. The role would be to ensure that the administrative activities of the church are undertaken effectively and in line with the Church’s vision and values. For more details of this role and how to apply click here.
Bradford are pleased to announce that they would like to recruit the next cohort of Mission apprentices. These roles are connected to Fountains Resource Church and the 5 Resourcing churches in the Bradford Episcopal Area. For more details of this role and how to apply click here.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Leadership Team at Halifax Minster as full time Operations Manager. The Minster is looking forward with confidence as Covid 19 restrictions continue to be lifted and the recovery of ministry and mission is already taking shape. For more details of this role and how to apply click here.
St Matthew's CE (VC) Primary School is seeking a new headteacher for its continuing journey. The pupils, teachers and the Governors are keen to appoint a dynamic, forward thinking, outward looking, highly committed professional who will be an excellent role model. For more details of this role and how to apply click here.
The growing village of Oakworth lies in the magnificent countryside of the Worth Valley, yet within easy reach of bustling city centres. The role is part-time, so we are seeking an enabling and supportive leader. For more details of this role and how to apply 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 James Gwyn-Thomas to be Rector of Kirklington, Burneston, Wath and Pickhill (Ripon EA)

Revd Stuart Lewis has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds

Revd Dr Sue McWhinney to be Associate Priest for Gargrave, Coniston Cold and Kirkby in Malhamdale (House for Duty post) (Ripon 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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