Welcome to the Enews for August 19

The latest resources, news and more.
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Young people from across the diocese and beyond have been having fun learning more about Jesus and how the Old Testament points to him, thanks to one of our churches in the Bradford area. A two-day CPAS Venture experience has been run recently at All Saints in Ilkley, after the week-long residential Venture had to be cancelled due to COVID. Read more here
BBC Songs of Praise focussed on Fountains Church, Bradford on Sunday, August 8 with a special broadcast about its transformation from derelict nightclub to bustling worship space. Regenerating Communities was the over-arching topic of the programme presented by Aled Jones, which went out on BBC2. Read more here
High-flying Holbeck vicar Alistair Kaye is taking to the skies to help raise cash for a Leeds-based Christian charity that works with young people in challenging circumstances. Revd Alistair of St Luke the Evangelist will do a tandem sky-dive on Sunday, August 22 in aid of Reestablish. Read more here
An out-of-this-world experience is heading to Wakefield Cathedral this summer, giving opportunities for people of all ages to learn more about the planet, have fun and think of the actions individuals can take against climate change. Gaia, a touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram, is a 7-metre replica of Earth. Find out more here
The Climate Emergency has prompted the publication of 26 prayers dedicated to the environment by Leeds-based priest Revd Jon Swales. An Associate Priest at Leeds St George, Revd Jon has long been a champion of green issues and active in efforts to promote awareness of threats to the environment. Find out more here
A brace of new Anglican chaplains to the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust serving Pinderfields, Dewsbury and Pontefract Hospitals have been licensed by the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield. Revd Charlene Smith and the Revd Glenda Webb are pictured with Bishop Tony and other members of the Chaplaincy Team. Find out more here
A Christian Network to support those working in hospitals has been set up by a member of St George’s Church in the centre of Leeds. Karen Flood, a Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologist for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, set up the now registered network as a way of uniting both medical and non-medical Christian staff across the trust. Read more here
Elections for General Synod are taking place this year, and the diocese is asking: could you stand? The nomination period to stand is now open and closes on Wednesday, September 8. General Synod is the legislative body of the Church of England and, together with the Westminster Parliament, is one of the only bodies in the land entitled to make national law for England. Read more here
In a practical demonstration of the Diocesan aspiration of “Clergy and Lay Together”, representatives of our cathedrals have met for a day devoted to shared strategy and vision. Taking inspiration from the tranquil surroundings of Parceval Hall, the group considered the complex role of a cathedral and the many ways in which having three cathedrals in one diocese highlights and enhances that role. Read more here
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Living and Learning Online
As part of a mini-series (Climate Change – Theology, Ministry and Action), this session is intended to help resource this in our theological thinking, in our worship and preaching, and in our action. Taking place on Tuesday, September 7 at 4pm it is designed for Clergy and Readers, but open to anyone in church leadership. Find out more here
Building a Wordpress website
On Tuesday, September 14 from 7pm - 9pm we will learn how to design and create a Wordpress website for a church. This session is for any church or parish wanting to build their own website simply and cheaply, but may not already have the know how. There is no need for pre-website building experience. Book a place by emailing comms.training@leeds.anglican.org 
On Tuesday, September 14 we are inviting youth leaders, children leaders and parents to explore what Minecraft is and how it can be utilised for faith exploration. Starting at 7.30pm it will be hosted by the Children, Young People and Families Team and led by Ben Jones from Missional Generation. Find out more here
On Thursday, September 16 at 7pm a fun and interactive 90 minute online course to learn about the diversity in spiritual and learning styles so that we can help everyone to access worship in ways that work for them. Booking is essential and can be done here.
Do you have young people in your church involved in tech or within the community? Would they like to achieve a nationally recognised leadership qualification whilst volunteering for church? Would they like to represent the Diocese internationally? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, come along to an online information event on Tuesday, September 28 at 1.15pm or 7.15pm. 
The Sanctuary Mental Health Course, running over eight evenings from Tuesday, September 28 2021, offers communities a base of shared knowledge and the opportunity to discover a common language for talking about mental health. Find out more here
Leeds School of Theology have three courses stating soon: Foundations in Christian Theology, Mission, Theology & Ministry for the Margins and Justice, Peace & Reconciliation. All three are open to all and available on Zoom. The next intake is in September/October. Find out more here
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Generosity Week is coming to the Diocese of Leeds this autumn, helping us all to celebrate the generous love of God. Running from September 26 through to October 3, churches are invited to hold services, run group sessions, broadcast podcasts, and distribute readings on the theme of generosity to their communities. Read more here
As part of the Bradford Family Film Fiesta, come and see the film for free in Bradford Cathedral on Sunday 22nd August at 1pm. Register a place and find out more here
On Saturday, September 4 the Community of the Resurrection are holding a charity auction at 1.30pm. All of the money raised will go towards bringing hope to young people in Zimbabwe. Items featuring in the auction include a Thompson standard lamp and paintings of Yorkminster. Find out more here
All Hallow's Church in Kirkburton are hosting a Heritage Day on Saturday, September 11 from 10am to 4pm. It will include a host of activities including information about the Burial Ground Project, tours of the bell tower, a photo-quiz, live music and the chance to adopt-a-grave. Find out 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.
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
A series of how-to videos have been designed and released by the Prayer Book Society for anyone who is seeking guidance on how to conduct services according to the Book of Common Prayer, including clergy, ordinands, Readers and anyone else who may need to lead worship. For each service there is both a narrated version, with a voice-over giving advice and directions; and a version without. Find out more here
The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £3,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours. Grants have offered funding to a broad range of work; environmental, social, cultural, artistic, and sporting, that furthers the programme’s aims of encouraging social interaction and social action. Find out 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.
Generosity week is coming to the Diocese of Leeds from September 26 through to October 3.
During this week we invite you to hold services, run group sessions, broadcast podcasts and distribute readings on the theme of generosity to your community. Find out more, including how to book on to a choice of webinars, by going to our Generosity Week page, and watch the video here.
The Ecclesiological Society, in partnership with the Leeds Civic Trust, are pleased to announce the launch of an important conference in Leeds Minster on Saturday, September 11, celebrating the building’s unique and influential heritage. Organisers have been working hard to ensure attendance at the conference is available either ‘live’, in the Minster, or via Zoom, and are proud to present an all-day programme of six speakers who will talk on various themes from the Minster’s multifaceted history. Watch the video and learn more here.
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We are seeking to appoint a Parish Support Accountant. They will have the primary responsibility for delivering financial support to parishes and other similar organisations, to assist and support them in maintaining and improving their finance functions. For more details click here.
The new archdeacon will play a significant part in developing and implementing our diocesan vision, working closely with the Bishop of Huddersfield to shape ministry and mission in the archdeaconry, and with the Bishop of Leeds' Staff across the diocese. For more details click here.
HMP Askham Grange are seeking to appoint an Anglican Chaplain for 21 hours a week. The role is open to all ordained clergy and lay readers who hold a diocesan bishops licence. For more details click here.
The Benefice of Richmond with Hudswell and Downholme and Marske is looking for an efficient, conscientious, and flexible Parish Administrator with an eye for detail. 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 Sylvia Earle has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds
Revd Jennifer Middleton to be Interim Priest in Charge of the parish of Halifax All Saints (Huddersfield EA)
Revd Lisa Holland to be a House for Duty (Assistant Priest) to the Knaresborough Team Ministry (Ripon EA)
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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