Welcome to the Enews for October 28

The latest resources, news and more.
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The time-honoured commitment of the Church of England to its parishes is not in danger, the Bishop of Leeds, The Rt Revd Nick Baines told our Diocesan Synod at its first in-person gathering since the pandemic began. Find out more here
Pray in hope of positive outcomes from COP26, writes the Archbishop of York ahead of the international summit that starts this weekend. Read Archbishop Stephen Cottrell's article for the Church Times here.
The Diocese of Leeds is pleased to launch our Virtual Youth Pilgrimages from our three Cathedrals. The online pilgrimages from Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield Cathedrals have been designed for primary and secondary age children, to embark on virtual journeys exploring our three Cathedrals in new ways. Find out more here
How our churches can help face the challenges of climate change was considered as part of the most recent Diocesan Synod, as part of a presentation on the diocese’s strategy to reach carbon net zero: Saving Creation. Find out more here
The results are in, the votes have been counted, and the Diocese of Leeds is pleased to share our new representatives to the Church of England’s General Synod. Eight lay people and nine members of clergy have been elected to the body, which acts as the national assembly for the Church of England. Find out more here
Young people in our churches in the Bradford area have a new resource to help them address the big issues and call for change, as we approach the COP26 summit. A desire to find ways of ensuring young people’s views are heard at the highest levels of the Diocese has seen the creation of this new resource. Find out more here
The Diocese of Leeds' Sudan Working Group is putting out a call for prayer for our brothers and sisters in Sudan, after the recent military coup in the country. The group is calling for Saturday, October 30 to be a day of prayer and fasting in solidarity with those facing oppression in Sudan as a result of the coup. Find out more here
Students from Immanuel College, Bradford, have been awarded prizes for perseverance, character and hope as part of the school’s annual Prize-Giving Ceremony, held at the city’s cathedral. Over 200 students from Years 7-11 and Post 16 at the Church of England mixed secondary school and sixth form were joined by family and friends to celebrate their achievements. Find out more here
Having a bishop in the cockpit of a jet plane is not a common occurrence, but that’s exactly what happened during a recent visit by the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, to RAF Leeming. Bishop Helen-Ann was visiting 100 Squadron, learning about their work before the squadron is disbanded next year. Find out more here
A shout-out on social media prompted a “minor miracle” at St Andrew’s, Kildwick when helpers appeared from nowhere to help clear up its car park and pathways. “I had expected a rather miserable time with a couple of us old codgers, pitifully shifting a few leaves. Instead, a team of ten took the job apart!” said work gang organiser Chris Wright. Find out more here
Special Christmas Fair planned for Huddersfield Parish Church
Huddersfield Parish Church is quick off the blocks and gearing up for Advent with news of its Christmas Fair to be held on Saturday, December 4. The fun event runs from 10am until 4pm at the church with stalls from the RSPCA, Save the Children, Forget-me-not Hospice and The Joseph Salmon Trust. Find out more here
Our diocese was well represented at a meeting of Harrogate’s business community that discussed the challenges of climate change and net-zero emissions. Speakers at the Business Net Zero Conference at the Harrogate Conference Centre included Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Revd Helen-Ann Hartley. Find out more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning Online
How do we help our young people to grow in their faith in Jesus? How do we equip them with confidence to talk to people who do not share the same beliefs? Using the Guidelines for Dialogue and Building Bridges resource, this training on Thursday, November 4 will help all those who work with young people. Find out more here
An opportunity on Tuesday, November 9 to consider the importance of intergenerational worship and prayer for the whole church. The session will look at: understanding why intergenerational worship and prayer is significant, examples of good practice, how we might nurture children and young people in their approach to prayer and sharing engaging ways to pray. Find out more here
On Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10 there are two opportunities to hear about a step by step guide for churches on how and why to start on the journey to net zero. This webinar is for all and follows the publication of the Diocese of Leeds Saving Creation: Six Steps to Carbon Net Zero Church Toolkit. Find out more here
On Monday, November 15 at 7pm a workshop to help your parish think about opportunities to engage with local schools. It will cover a number of possible opportunities, highlighting ways to get started. To register for this session, please email childrenyouth@leeds.anglican.org.
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
On Saturday, October 30 at 4.30pm St Peter's Singers will be performing a meditation in music at Leeds Minster, remembering those lost or suffering in the pandemic. Admission is free and will take place for an hour. Find out more here
The Company of Servers (CoS) Diocese of Leeds Chapter are holding their Festival Eucharist and Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 6 from 10:30am till 2pm at St Wilfrid's Church, Pool in Wharfedale. Find out more here
Join Bradford Cathedral on Sunday, November 7 for a chance to discuss the question "What has COP26 got to do with me?" This free event, hosted by the Bradford Cathedral's Eco group, is an opportunity to discuss the events of COP26, the issues of climate change, and FairTrade. Find out more here
St Marys Church, Wyke are pleased to welcome back the Clifton & Lightcliffe band. This year the band will play from 2.30pm on the afternoon of Sunday, November 7 with a short interval. 
The afternoon will conclude with light refreshments in the hall. Tickets are available at £5 each from Margaret Roper on 07785777648
Brought to you by Khuba Reconciliation this online course on Tuesday, November 9 is designed to empower clergy to improve their wellbeing and to more effectively navigate complex relationships and manage expectations. Find out more here
With over 40 million people trapped in slavery, how can we help bring change? During the weekend, from Friday, November 12 to Sunday, November 14, you’ll learn more about modern slavery and the epidemic of violence against people in poverty. It will be lead by Colin & Judith Ashurst. Find out more here
Churches reacting to COP26 has seen Bishop Toby, Bishop of Bradford, inviting teenagers to advise him on a response, as part of a joint Vocations-Youth resource put together to promote the place of young people in shaping the church. The resource, Calling for Change, consists of games, a video and discussion, and can be found here.
A series of videos to be used for Bible Sunday and beyond have been produced by the Revd Mark Smith, Vicar of Rawdon and Minister with Deaf People in the Diocese of Leeds. The videos can be viewed here or if your church wishes to download them, they can be made available on request from Mark at mark@deafchurch.co.uk
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
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.
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 October edition 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.
Professor Piers Forster, Professor of Climate Physics at the University of Leeds, talks about what climate change is, how it is affecting our world and what us as individuals and the church can do to help. Watch it here
Join us on the journey to become a carbon net zero church. We invite you to start on this pathway by using the new Churches Toolkit. Watch our new video here, introducing the toolkit for churches that forms part of a strategy for achieving carbon net zero by 2030.
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
The Diocese of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager, who will play a vital role in leading the work of the Finance team. For more details click here.
The College of the Resurrection are seeking to appoint a Bursar who will deliver all financial services to the College. Also the Community of the Resurrection are seeking a Business Manager who will be the chief executive officer of the Charity’s activities. For more details click here.
St Peter and St Leonard, Horbury, with St John, Horbury Bridge are seeking to appoint a Temporary Organist and Director of Music. For more information, or to express an interest in this temporary position, please contact the Vicar, Fr Christopher Johnson, on 01924 576745 or fr.christopher.johnson@gmail.com, by 31st October.
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
Venerable Peter Townley to be Acting Archdeacon of Halifax following Archdeacon Anne Dawtry’s retirement on 31 October. This interim appointment will run alongside Peter’s role as Archdeacon of Pontefract.
The Venerable Anne Dawtry to be Archdeacon Emeritus following her retirement. 
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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