Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for June 10

The latest resources, news and more.
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The Rector of Leeds Minster, the Revd Canon Sam Corley, has been named as the new Bishop of Stockport, Downing Street announced last week. After a decade in Leeds and Bradford, Sam will take up his new position as a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester later this year. Read more here
Ordinations of our new Deacons and Priests will be taking place across the Diocese of Leeds at the end of this month and the beginning of July. Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines will conduct two services at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday, July 3 at 11am and 3pm where twenty one Deacons will be ordained. Read more here
One of our link dioceses has a new bishop. The Revd Canon Musa Yamo was consecrated as the second Bishop of the diocese of Rorya in Tanzania on Sunday May 23 by the Archbishop of Tanzania and twenty other bishops. The diocese of Rorya was created out from the diocese of Mara in 2011. Read more here
Bradfordian cyclists joined a network of riders from every Church of England Cathedral, putting the new Cathedrals Cycle Route to the test for the World’s Biggest Bike Ride when it launched in Bike Week on May 30. The Bradford to Wakefield leg took place on Thursday June 3 - World Bicycle Day - and saw twenty-five cyclists take part. Read more here
The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, has been doing her part to recognise good religious broadcasting, as she hosted the recently held Sanford St Martin 2021 Awards. The awards looked to honour the best religious programs of the last year, and included two new accolades to recognize the work done in this field during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here
Members of St Mary’s Church Embsay with Eastby are celebrating having achieved the Silver Eco Church Award. The Eco Church Scheme covers five categories: worship and teaching, buildings, land, lifestyle and community and global engagement. Several new initiatives have helped the church gain this award. Read more here
A new resource pack to help churches better support people with disabilities has recently been produced by the diocese and churches across the British Isles. Called ‘A Welcoming Church’, it has been produced by the Diocese of Leeds in collaboration with Dublin and Glendalough Youth Officer Susie Keegan, and The Church of Ireland Youth Department. Read more here
One of our Bradford area churches is taking the lead in combatting climate change in their village with a new local business scheme. St John’s Menston, alongside Climate Action Menston, are asking all the businesses in the village to make pledges about the practical actions they will take in the coming year to become more carbon neutral. Read more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning Online
On Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday June 16 two 2.5 hour training sessions are taking place, where you will have time to explore your own UB in a safe space, to consider the impact of UB both on yourself and on others, and to create a short accountability plan so that, going forward, you can take steps to actively reduce your UB. Find out more here
On Thursday, June 17 at 7pm a session exploring the options available for churches looking to live stream worship and events from a place of worship will be taking place. Whether you are starting out or looking to improve what you already have, this session is for you. Key considerations when live streaming will also be covered. Find out more here
Engaging with Christenings Families on Thursday, June 17, is a workshop to help think about some of the opportunities around baptism. It will explore and develop some of the opportunities for mission and ministry that exist before, during and after a baptism, as well as share resources that can support this work. Find out more here
Our Digital and Social Media Officer is available to churches and parishes wishing to discuss a digital platform on a one to one basis. Slots have been made available, the next being on Monday, June 21. Follow this link to find out how to book a Digital Surgery for your church. The time can be spent reviewing a social media account, discussing video content or live streaming.
Part of a mini-series intended to help resource this in our theological thinking, in our worship and preaching, and in our action. Led by our Environment Officer, Jemima Parker, the online session will take place on Thursday, June 24 at 2pm - 3pm. Find out more and book a place here.
On Monday, June 28 at 7pm - 8.30pm a 90 minute course on Zoom to help you learn about disabilities and how we can all be more inclusive in our churches. It will look at definitions and models of disability, theology, practical tips, and how to help people with invisible disabilities. Booking is essential. Find out how to sign up here.
If you are someone at a church who wants to improve their skills in front of camera this training is for you. You will be joined by the Revd Canon Robin Gamble (Church Growth Advisor) and the Revd Claire Corley (vicar of Wortley and Farnley) who will offer their insight and experience. Find out more here
How might we plan events using the Seasons of the Church Year to help us engage with families in our communities? This online event on Thursday, July 1 from 7pm - 8.30pm, is a meeting for church leaders (lay or ordained) and volunteers. Join members of the Children, Young People and Families team as they share and discuss creative ideas. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Head to Bradford Cathedral this Friday, June 11 at 11am for their first 'coffee-less' concert of 2021, featuring the talented bassoonist, Laurence Perkins. Book your ticket here.
Something magical is happening in our community. Fairy Poppins and the Naughty Winter Ghost - a new family show commissioned by Leeds Playhouse to celebrate its 50th anniversary - is heading out on a tour of neighbourhoods, schools, care homes, community centres and village halls - including Armley Christchurch on Friday, June 18. Book tickets online or call on 0113 213 7700.
Living Well, Ending Well Podcast Series. Starting a conversation about death and dying is never easy, but the pandemic has shown us it’s important to do it. A new podcast series from the Parish of Bardsey with East Keswick is aiming to do just that. Rev'd Angela Hannafin and guests talk about different issues around this sensitive area. Listen to the first three episodes 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
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.
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 Leeds Diocesan Internship scheme is an amazing opportunity to explore more of what it means to be a disciple of Christ and to serve his church. It's designed to equip you for life, work and leadership. The scheme runs from September to July and involves practical placements, training and community living. Watch the promo video here
 ...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
They are looking for a gifted, experienced and skilled administrator to join All Saints Church on a flexible, part-time basis to support their ministry. For more details click here.
The Diocese of Leeds are looking to recruit a Deputy Warden for Parcevall Hall in Skipton. The post is listed as full-time (40 hours) but has the flexibility to be 30 hours. Parcevall Hall is a retreat house based in Appletreewick in the Yorkshire Dales, where many different groups come and stay. For more details click here.
St James’ Wetherby with Linton seeks to appoint a Children’s, Young People's and Family Worker to support, resource and expand the children’s, youth and family provision of St James’ Church and to enable the church 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 Andrew Griffin to be Associate Priest of Holy Trinity Ossett and Christ Church South Ossett (Wakefield EA)

Revd Alex Crawford to be Incumbent of St Margaret’s Ilkley (Bradford EA)

Revd Canon Rosemarie Hayes has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds

Revd Canon Stephen Treasure has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds

Revd Pauline Shepherd 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 June 24. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org  
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