Welcome to the Enews for July 22

The latest resources, news and more.
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The welcome return of the Great Yorkshire Show saw many of our clergy and laity mingling with farming folk at this famous celebration of all things agricultural. The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley speaks for the Diocese on rural matters and summed up the event’s importance: “The Great Yorkshire Show contains visible reminders of our connections, and the important ways in which the rural economy sustains so much of our identity in this part of the country,” she said. Read more here
Young people from across the diocese will be embarking on digital journeys with our cathedrals this autumn, as we prepare to run our Virtual Youth Pilgrimage. Three themes will be explored at virtual pilgrimages run by each of our cathedrals, helping primary- and secondary-school aged children to engage with the work they are doing to serve their local areas. Read more here
Following the announcement in February 2021 that the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford, would be retiring at the end of July, a series of farewell services have been held at Bradford Cathedral. On Sunday, July 4, there was the 'Civic and Diocesan Farewell to Dean Jerry'. Read more here
The Revd Canon Sam Corley has been consecrated as the Bishop of Stockport as part of a double consecration service at York Minster. The Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Stephen Cottrell presided at the service on Monday, July 19, 2021. Read more here
On July 12 people from across West Yorkshire gathered in Bradford to remember those killed in the Srebrenica massacre, as part of the Balkans conflicts in the 1990s. The Revd John Bavington, Area Dean of Inner Bradford, attended to represent the diocese, and offered a reflection on the day and his experience. Read more here
The Church of England is entering a “season of action” on safeguarding, the Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs, Bishop of Huddersfield and lead bishop on safeguarding for the Church of England, said on Saturday to General Synod. Bishop Jonathan also said the church will continue to “apologise and learn from its failings over safeguarding”, as part of an update presented to Synod on the work of the National Safeguarding Team. Read more here
The Diocese of Leeds is looking to recruit a new intern to help support exciting new youth mission activities happening in the Seacroft area of Leeds. This comes as the Leeds Centre for mission launches its summer program, with more planned for the autumn. Read more here
700 year-old St Andrew’s Church in Kildwick - the ‘Lang Kirk of Craven’ has joined an exclusive club of around 300 churches of ‘exceptional significance’ in the country, allowing it access to vital new funding. Now classed as a Major Church, the news has been welcomed by friends of the church, which just two years ago was open just one day a week for Sunday services. Read more here
One of our churches in the Huddersfield area has joined the Major Churches Network, opening up exciting possibilities for the future of its ministry. St Peter’s, the Huddersfield Parish Church, has been identified as a Major Church making it a building of historical significance. Read more here
A Leeds parish priest is at the heart of history created by the city's Lord Mayor, who has chosen multiple chaplains from different faiths for his year of office, in acknowledgement of the city's diverse communities. Father Darren Percival, Vicar of Cross Green and Richmond Hill, was invited to take on the role as Anglican Chaplain by Councillor Asghar Khan, who was elected Lord Mayor earlier this year, alongside Imam Omar Sheikh as Muslim Chaplain. Read more here
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Living and Learning Online
The Sanctuary Mental Health Course, running over eight evenings from September 28 2021, offers communities a base of shared knowledge and the opportunity to discover a common language for talking about mental health. The course is suitable for anyone, but especially those in a leadership role who might consider running the course in their local churches and communities and would like to experience it for themselves first hand.
Generosity week is coming to the Diocese of Leeds from September 26 through to October 3. Designed for clergy and church leaders, this webinar on Wednesday, July 21 will showcase available resources to enable you to have a great generosity week in your parish. Find out more and book here.
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
A stunning collection of 50 wedding gowns and accessories is being exhibited in Ripon Cathedral until September 19 (extended date from August 21) for visitors to come along and enjoy. Find out more here
Firm Roots are holding a Cancer Support Retreat Day on Saturday July 31, 10am til 4pm, on Zoom. This is an ecumenical Christian retreat day for anyone affected by cancer either as a patient, carer, family member or professional and there is no cost to join the day. The theme of the retreat day is 'The Road to Emmaus' and we will be thinking about Jesus joining us on the journey of our lives. Please click here to find out more and to book your place.
Queens' College Chapel Choir in the Diocese of Leeds
Head to Bradford Cathedral for 1pm on Wednesday August 11 to enjoy the fine music-making of Queens' College Chapel Choir. They will be giving a 45 minute concert of church music, followed by an optional 30 minute outreach talk to encourage and inform young people about the benefits of and routes into Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Click here to book a ticket. The choir will then be heading to St Chad's Toller Lane, BD8 9DE, to sing at their evening Mass, followed by a reception.
A unique exhibition at the Church of the Epiphany, Gipton that includes an installation by artist Phill Hopkins and reflections by community theologian Dr Charlotte Naylor Davis. Encounter the tension between what we believe and what we are experiencing. Find out more and book here
A one-off event to gather on the Cliff College site to worship, learn, relax and celebrate together. Philippa Hanna and Tom Smith (Soul Survivor) will be leading worship and performing some of their own music, as well as Daughters of Davis, OTC from the Message Trust, comedian Tony Vino and loads more. Find out more and book 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
Church Army, via their research unit, are investigating how attenders in the Church of England have experienced church during the recent coronavirus lockdowns. Initial data collection for this research is being carried out via a ten-minute survey which is open to all worshippers in the Church of England. You can find out more about this research project here, or you can complete the survey directly here.
Self Help Africa work across eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa, supporting smallholder farmers to produce enough food and earn a living from their land. Smallholder farmers were vital to Africa’s future long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with over 75% of the population reliant on small-scale agriculture for their livelihoods. Now, they will be crucial to ensuring its short-term recovery and long-term resilience. To find out more and to download their free resource pack please click 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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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.
Bradford Cathedral is a centre of excellence for traditional church music and musical education within the Church of England Diocese of Leeds. They seek to bring people to the Christian faith through worship and high quality music. The Music Department Administrator is an integral member of the music department, who enables the department to run smoothly and efficiently.
 For more details click here.
St James’ is a lively church of all ages longing to grow in numbers and depth of discipleship. We seek someone to support, resource and expand our children’s, youth and family provision and to enable us to reach out into the community with the Good News of Jesus Christ.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
The Who's Who directory lists clergy & diocesan staff (email addresses & phone numbers). Access it here 
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