Welcome to the Enews for March 17

The latest resources, news and more.
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The Church of England has published a ‘toolkit’ of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and evacuees from Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion of the country. The material brings together advice on how churches can help through giving, longer-term practical support, prayer and advocacy. Read more here
The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has encouraged people in the diocese to support the people of Ukraine in his recent presidential address to Diocesan Synod. Bishop Nick spoke about the various ways we can help those supporting people in need of aid in and fleeing from Ukraine. Read more here
The Diocese of Leeds is pleased to announce that the next Rector of Leeds will be the Revd Canon Paul Maybury. Revd Paul joins the Minster from Bradford Cathedral, where he has been Acting Dean since last summer, having previously been the Cathedral’s Canon Precentor. Read more here
Living in Love and Faith was a significant topic at the most recent Diocesan Synod, as the deadline for responding draws near. Synod were given an opportunity to consider how they felt the process had gone, as well as what the next steps in our diocese and further afield might be. Read more here
Dr Sally Smith, of the Upper Wharfedale parish in the Ripon area, has been honoured as part of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2022 Lambeth Awards. Sally has been the Cross of St Augustine for services to the Anglican Communion, as she has played a leading role on the COVID-19 Global Taskforce convened by the Anglican Alliance. Read more here
Our Diocesan interns have been learning about the rich diversity of people in our region, with a visit to a mosque in Leeds. The interfaith trip to the Makkah Mosque, in Hyde Park in Leeds, came as part of the interns’ Monday training sessions, where they gather from across the diocese to learn and grow together. Read more here
Miracle maker, survivor, pioneer, controversial figure: Ripon Cathedral celebrates the life and legacy of Wilfrid, its founding father, with a year of spectacular arts, music, history and sound and light events to mark its 1350th anniversary. Read more here
The clergy of the Ripon areas recently met for their first in-person study day since 2019. The Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, organised a ‘slow day’ for the clergy, giving them a chance to rest and learn together in a low-stakes environment. Read more here
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Living and Learning
Accepting Applications for Lay Ministry Pathways now
The latest deadline for all lay ministry pathways (LLM, LPM, LWL) is 12 noon on Tuesday, May 31 to allow for the necessary interviews and safeguarding checks to take place. Further information for the Licensed Lay Ministry Pathway may be found here, for the Lay Pastoral Minister Pathway may be found here and for the Lay Worship Leader Pathway may be found here.
Starting on Tuesday, March 22 at Ilkley All Saints, our stewardship team are visiting towns all over the diocese to talk about giving this spring and summer. Covering topics such as giving reviews, online and contactless giving, grants, treasurer support and the PGS, these full day events will be of interest to Clergy and church leaders. Booking is now open, so secure your place by clicking the link here.
Friday, March 18 at 9am
A one-day workshop, led by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Champions, which will provide an opportunity to learn more about the pastoral care of people with mental health problems. Taking place at Church House, Leeds. Cost for the day is £56 and ticket sales end on Monday, March 14. Find out more here
Thursday, March 24 at 5pm
A webinar offering practical suggestions on how your church can have a good UN World Environment Day (5th June). What kind of service could you have? What liturgy is available? What hymns and songs could you draw on for your worship? What about a church picnic or a joint activity to care for creation? Find out more here
March 26th and April 2nd, 9th
The bishops in the Diocese of Leeds invite you, during Lent, to come together for retreat days throughout the Diocese. This is an opportunity for reflection, prayer, learning and sharing with others, whilst engaging with the diocesan Rhythm of Life initiative. Everyone is welcome and more can be found here.
Tuesday, March 29 at 9.30am
Exploring the options available for churches looking to run hybrid worship and events from a place of worship, whether you are starting out or looking to improve what you already have. Come along to this in person event at Church House in the centre of Leeds. Find out more here
Tuesday, April 5 at 4pm
Following the publication of the Saving Creation: Six Steps to Carbon Net Zero Church Toolkit, this webinar is designed to help you get started on the journey to becoming a carbon net zero church. Find out more here
Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm on Zoom
An hour exploring the missional training and resources the team offer to support parishes to engage, nurture and disciple children, young people and families and grow leaders. This is an ideal session for parishes thinking about starting or reconnecting with children, young people and families after the pandemic. Find out more here
Thursday, April 7 at 10am
Mission and ministry across post-industrial Yorkshire is the focus of an up and coming event for church leaders. Taking place at Wakefield Cathedral, the day will include input from a number of speakers, including the Revd Jude Smith, the Revd Canon Peter Farley-Moore and the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm
Join the Leeds Area Royal School of Church Music Team at St Mary's Church, Honley for their next member support event. Team leader Alexander Berry will give a recital on the 1910 Conacher organ, and will be followed by the opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and engage with the Leeds Area team alongside colleagues and friends. Find out more here
Saturday, March 26 at 10am
Harrogate School of Theology & Mission are hosting Dr Selina Stone, Lecturer in Political Theology St Mellitus College, who will be speaking on the above topic. It will take place at St Mark's Harrogate with an option to join via Zoom. Find out more here
Saturday, March 26 at 7.30pm
The Leeds Philharmonic Chorus are bringing Brahms Requiem to Bradford Cathedral. To find out more - and to book your tickets - please visit Eventbrite here.
Friday, April 8 at 9.30am
The event includes prayer, business coaching, a guest speaker and doing your next quarterly plan. Lunch and refreshments are provided. It is for Business Owners at any size business or aspiring Business Owners who are either Exploring faith and spirituality OR are already Christians. Read more here
Saturday, April 9 at 10am - 4pm
At Ripon Cathedral over 70 independent stallholders selling fabulous gardening goods, homewares and delicious local food will be exhibiting at the fair. It is set to be a fantastic day for all the family with plenty of activities to occupy the children and live music from Knot Another Choir. Read more here
Performance of 'Messiah' at St Mark's Harrogate
Sunday, April 17 at 6pm
St Mark's are pleased to present 'Messiah' for their Easter Evening Praise. Their regular choir members will be joined by an augmented group of singers. Choir and soloists, will be accompanied by an experienced and professional group of instrumentalists making this a wonderful and spiritual end to Easter. 
Thursday, April 28 at 6.30pm
Follow Me 7, a series of inspirational teaching sessions exploring faith and discipleship, and held at Wakefield Cathedral, continues with Fr Luigi Gioia, a freelance writer and speaker in theology and spirituality. Find out more here
The brutal conflict in Ukraine has triggered the largest war-related migration of people since the Balkan War of the 1990s. The Church of England has published this 'toolkit' of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and evacuees from Ukraine.
This Lent the Church of England are calling us to reflect on the injustices of the world and ask what God is calling us to do about them. #LiveLent: Embracing Justice is the Church of England’s theme for Lent 2022 and a variety of resources have been created for churches to use. Find out more and access the resources 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
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
Grants are now available for Christian Books from Speaking Volumes. Grants can be up to £500 for any library whether it’s in a school, prison, hospice or church. Applications close on Saturday, April 30. To find out more, please visit the Speaking Volumes website.
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.
Check out this video from St George's Church Leeds. Here we catch up with their students, sharing their highlights from the previous term. Watch the video here
The Ven Bill Braviner, former Incumbent of St Peter Stockton-on-Tees and St John Elton, has been installed as the new Archdeacon for Halifax. Here is a short message from Bill, thanking everyone for their welcome and prayers, and looking forward to starting a new ministry in the Diocese of Leeds. 
Mission and ministry across post-industrial Yorkshire is the focus of an up and coming event for church leaders. Watch this video featuring Revd Jude Smith and the Dean of Wakefield, who share what the event is all about.
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
Do you have a heart for shared life and a passion for people and hospitality? Scargill Movement are a vibrant intentional and ecumenical community based at Scargill House in the heart of North Yorkshire. They're seeking a new community member to play a key role as part of their Pastoral & Teaching Team. Find out more here
Emerge are looking for an experienced youth worker with a passion and commitment to support young people in school and with the experience and skills to lead our Christian congregation for young people. Find out more here
Bishop Young are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced School Chaplain who would be responsible for supporting the Christian ethos of the Academy. We would welcome applications from individuals who can rise to the challenge and can demonstrate impact and improvements in their current role. 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 Canon Paul Maybury to be Rector of Leeds Minster
Revd Karen Young to be Incumbent of the Benefice of Ackworth and Badsworth (Wakefield EA)
Revd Andrew Steer to be Incumbent of the Benefice of the Upper Aire (Ripon EA)
Revd Ian Kitchen to be Incumbent of the Fountains Benefice (Ripon EA)
Revd Hannah Hobday to be Priest in Charge of St Mary Horbury Junction, Middlestown and Netherton (Wakefield EA)
Revd Dr Philip Hobday to be Residentiary Canon (Canon Missioner) of Wakefield Cathedral
Revd Christopher Clayton to be Associate Vicar in the Parish of St Peter High Harrogate 
The Who's Who directory lists clergy & diocesan staff (email addresses & phone numbers). Access it here 
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