Welcome to the Enews for August 4

The latest resources, news and more.
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Solar power and high efficiency insulation will help to cut carbon emissions from clergy houses across our diocese, thanks to a new collaboration with energy supply and solutions provider E.ON. E.ON is working with the diocese to help them take a major step towards their goal of net zero carbon by 2030. Find out more here
Free hot meals for local people and visitors to Settle are on offer at its parish church every Wednesday throughout August to help support families struggling with the cost of living. Holy Ascension's new kitchen is serving up favourites such as sausage and mash, pasta bakes, shepherd's pie and puddings that are cooked on site and can be eaten in church or collected to eat at home. Find out more here
The Dean of Wakefield has shared a reflection with Yorkshire Post readers about the influence of social media when it came to the cancellation of hustings before the recent City of Wakefield by-election. He also reflects on the role of cathedral spaces when it comes to supporting and enabling debate in the public square. Find out more here
One of our Leeds area churches has been enabling the life of their village by creating a much-needed community space. Lofthouse was cut in half by the arrival of the M26 motorway many years ago, leaving its people without a proper place to meet, so Christ Church Lofthouse decided to do something about it. Find out more here
Digital giving is being expanded across the diocese this summer, thanks to new free contactless giving devices being made available to parishes. 70 devices will be given to churches as part of a nation-wide roll out supported by the Church of England’s National Giving Team. The application window closes on Thursday, August 11. Find out more here
Churches across our diocese are being encouraged to showcase their history and heritage by taking part in the first ever Yorkshire Churches Day next month. The Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust (YHCT), a charity set up to help repair, restore and maintain places of worship in the county, is launching the day on Saturday, September 10. Find out more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning
Starts Monday, September 12 at 2.30pm
While many good enquirers courses focus on new information about Christ (the head) or new feelings of Christ (the heart) or even new practices of Christ (the hands), this course focusses on a lived encounter of Christ (the gut). It is an immersive, improvised enactment of its theology. Find out more here
Tuesday, September 13
What happens when you want to run a project, but you haven’t got the equipment you need? Or the church wants to start a new group but hasn’t thought about the budget? This session aims to explore some of the aspects of finding funding; a bit of theory, a bit of theology, and then some of the options open to you. Find out more here
Wednesday, September 14
This webinar is for all and anyone who cares about combating climate change. Following the publication of the Saving Creation: Six Steps to Carbon Net Zero Church Toolkit, this webinar will start with a scriptural reflection. It will then look at the practical steps that a church can take to work towards becoming carbon net zero. Find out more here
Saturday, September 17
An opportunity for all Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers) to develop an understanding and build confidence in funeral ministry. It will be lead by Alan Stanley & Ann Nicholl and take place at Saint Philip's Church, Scholes, Leeds. Find out more here
Starting Saturday, September 17
Leeds School of Theology are pleased and excited to partner with Lighthouse West Yorkshire in facilitating a dynamic learning community which will serve Christians already working alongside the marginalised or who have a heart to pioneer in this area. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Friday, August 5 at 5pm and 8pm
BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting two of its flagship programmes live from Wakefield Cathedral. At 5pm the cathedral will host the late afternoon news programme, PM; and at 8pm there will be an opportunity for an audience to quiz an invited panel of politicians and other well-known figures in a live broadcast of Any Questions. Find out more here
Saturday, August 6 at 10am to 3.45pm
Ever wondered what’s in a church, masjid, mandir or gurdwara? The Bradford Faith Trail offers a unique opportunity to discover a little bit about Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian (Roman Catholic and Church of England) faith buildings, about the faiths within and how they link into Bradford’s local community culture and faith heritage. Find out more here
Tuesday, August 30 at 10am, 1pm and 7pm
Parish Nursing Ministries UK helps local churches and Christian organisations appoint and support nurses, who in turn support people and communities towards whole person healthcare. Join them on Zoom to find out more about who they are and what they do. Find out more here
Thursday, September 8 at 7pm
Church Army are hosting their next Online Discovery Evening for anyone interested in finding out about them, what they do, supporting them, joining the Mission Community, working for them or training as an Evangelist with them. Find out more here
Saturday, September 10 at 3pm
The service will be held at Leeds Minster, and light refreshments will be served afterwards. Please could you let Bishop Arun’s PA, Natalya Heap know if you would like to attend, at natalya.heap@leeds.anglican.org by Friday, September 2.
Saturday, October 8 at 10am
Curates from across the Diocese of Leeds will be sharing their wisdom with us this autumn. The ‘Broader Horizons’ series of online talks aims to take advantage of the wide range of specialisms our curates have, and offer opportunities to learn from them and be drawn into their enthusiasm for their subjects. Find out more here
Saturday, October 8 at 10am
If you love the city of Leeds and want to see thriving communities, businesses, and churches moulding it to look more like the kingdom of heaven, join like-minded people at this interactive workshop to explore how we can make that vision a reality. It will be hosted at Holy Trinity Boar Lane. Find out more here
Digital giving is being expanded across the diocese this summer, thanks to new free contactless giving devices being made available to parishes. 70 contactless devices will be given to churches all across the diocese, as part of a nation-wide roll out supported by the Church of England’s National Giving Team. 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.
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 Rhythm of Life is offering two courses for parishes to run locally, one centred on Creationtide and the other called "Finding your Rhythm". Each contains six or seven sessions and serves as a stepping stone for further engagement with the Rhythm of Life. Find all the resources and details 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 July edition here.
Digital giving is being expanded across the diocese this summer, thanks to new free contactless giving devices being made available to parishes. Here is Janet, our stewardship officer, talking about the scheme. Watch the video here
Faithful North, the podcast produced by the Diocese of Leeds, has returned for a second season. Four new episodes, featuring voices from a variety of church backgrounds, are now available. Listen to the podcast here
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
The Parish of Keighley is looking to appoint a Town Centre Co-ordinator. Based in the centre of Keighley Town, this is an exciting job opportunity for anyone who is passionate about working with people who are battered by the storms of life. Find out more here
This is a full time post with the allocation split between the two roles, as described above. They will work as a team vicar with particular responsibility for the people of Swillington, as well as jointly caring for those in Allerton Bywater and Kippax. They will also work collaboratively to raise awareness and promote effective engagement on disability and inclusion issues within the diocese. Find out more here
HMPYOI Deerbolt are looking for someone to provide religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition and have an understanding/ knowledge of other differing faiths. 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 Pete Gunstone has been appointed as Interim Precentor at Bradford Cathedral (Bradford EA)
Revd Julia Wilkins has been appointed as Rector of Bramley (Leeds EA) 
Revd Paul Crabb has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds
Revd Stephen Rochell 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 August 18. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org  
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