Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for May 27

The latest resources, news and more.
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Thousands of students in Leeds and Huddersfield who have never been to church will encounter the Christian faith, thanks to a £1.5 million Church of England grant it was announced last week. The funding will be shared between projects to engage with young adults at two of our churches. Read more here
The Archbishop of York has paid his first visit to our diocese to preach at Evensong on the 150th anniversary of the laying of a foundation stone. The Parish of St James the Great, Ryhill, Havercroft with Cold Hiendley and Wintersett welcomed the 98th Archbishop of York. Read more here
A decade of faithful service will end this Autumn when the Ven Dr Anne Dawtry bids farewell to her role as Archdeacon of Halifax. Her retirement date is Sunday, October 31 and Anne spoke of her pride in helping in the creation of our diocese and of what the future holds. Read more here
The church at Holy Trinity Boar Lane in Leeds has moved one step closer to beginning its ministry, with the appointment of a new City Centre Mission Lead. The Revd Josh Cockayne will be taking up the post this summer, as responsibility for the project is handed over to St George’s Church Leeds. Read more here
Hot on the success of its recent ‘Helping young families reconnect with church’ online event, the diocesan Children, Young People and Families Team have announced three follow-up sessions to support parishes in this vital area of mission: Engaging with Christenings Families, Engaging with Families through Seasonal Events and Making the Most of Toddler Ministry. Read more here
Cyclists from all three of our cathedrals will join a network of riders going between every Church of England cathedral next week, to help launch the Cathedrals Cycle Route. Our part of the route covers the whole diocese, coming from the north to Bradford, then on to Wakefield via Dewsbury, before heading on to Sheffield. Read more here
One of our Huddersfield schools has achieved a hat-trick of awards over the last year. St Aidan’s CE Academy in Skelmanthorpe has been awarded the National Nurturing School Award, the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award and the Primary Science Quality Mark. Read more here
The annual Blessing of the Lambs Service took place in a windy, but thankfully dry Nidderdale with help from Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley. Organised by Revd Darryl Hall and worshippers at St Chad's, Middlesmoor, the service on Sunday (complete with much loud baa-ing) may be watched on YouTube. Read more here
An exciting programme of digital skills training and support has been released for the coming year. This will feature a number of online courses, focussing on topics such live streaming, presenting in front of camera, social media and creating a Word Press website for church. Read more here
A little of Italy is coming to one of our churches in the Ripon area, as they host a new art exhibition. The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert at Bolton Abbey is hosting an exhibition of new work inspired by the mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna. Read more here
The first episode of a podcast series exploring end of life issues has been released by the Parish of Bardsey with East Keswick. Called ‘Living Well, Ending Well’, it is hosted by The Revd Angela Hannafin and Dr Claire Dickson who talk to a variety of guests. Read more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning Online
On Tuesday, June 8 at 12 noon and 6pm Lead Stewardship Officer Becky Nicholson will be explaining how church PCCs can run a Giving Review. Topics covered will include: Mechanisms for giving, Building Trust, Inspiring generosity, Embedding generosity in all that we do and Activating generosity practically. 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 Wednesday, June 9. 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.
On Wednesday, June 9 at 6pm our Stewardship Team will be talking about legacies and helping clergy and church leaders understand how to have conversations about it. The webinar will offer plenty of simple ideas about how to 'drip' small legacy messages into church life, as well as more bold activities that enable congregations to explore death and dying. Find out more here
What every Vicar, Youth and Children’s Leader needs to hear about young people and climate action. On Thursday, June 10 at 7.15pm find out from Dot Tyler, Tearfund’s Head of Youth and Emerging Generations Team, what research has revealed and how your church can act within the current climate emergency to connect to young people. Find out more here
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
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
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Andy & Linda from Hazelsong Theatre will give visitors to Ripon Cathedral on Saturday, May 29 and bank holiday Monday an insight into the language, clothing and decoration of our Anglo-Saxon founders. A number of family friendly craft activities will be available as well as a chance to speak to the expert re-enactors. Read more here
Join Bradford Cathedral on World Environment Day (Saturday, June 5) to help them build their very own bug hotel in the cathedral grounds! Find out more, and book your place, via the Bradford Cathedral website.
St James Thornes in Wakefield have the following items to give away to anyone who would like them: 100 Small red hymns ancient and modern books, 100 hymns for Today books and 90 red plain cloth pew kneelers. If anyone wants any of the items, please get in touch with the Revd Martine Crabtree on 01924 787801.
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.
Do you love children and young people? Do you have experience of working in a school and/or church environment? The Cross project and St Catherine's Wakefield are looking for someone to join their teams in serving a local church and the secondary schools in Wakefield. For more details click here.
St John's are passionate are seeking someone who can grow the things that matter to them, such as relationships with their neighbours, partnerships in the community, and creating a space where everybody feels welcome. For more details click here.
Trinity Multi Academy Trust are currently looking for a dynamic, passionate and inspirational Chaplain to support their three faith schools within Calderdale: Trinity Academy Halifax, Trinity Academy St Chad's and Trinity Academy St Peter's. 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

The Venerable Dr Anne Dawtry will retire from her post as Archdeacon of Halifax on 31 October 2021.

Revd Alison Wooding to be Team Vicar for the benefice of Harden and Wilsden and Cullingworth and Denholme (Bradford EA).

Revd Patrick Senior to be Associate Priest of Drighlington and Gildersome (Leeds Episcopal Area).

Revd June Cockburn to be Assistant Curate at Christ Church Upper Armley in the (Leeds EA).

Revd Rob Denton currently Assistant Curate to be Vicar of Calverley in the (Leeds EA).

Revd John Carr has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds.

Revd Liz Resch 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
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