Welcome to the Enews for September 30

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News
A joyful diocesan celebration took place at Wakefield Cathedral when Bishop Nick confirmed 27 candidates from across our region. “Wow! What a special service!’” was the reaction of one of the Confirmation candidates last Sunday at Wakefield Cathedral. Find out more here
The Diocese of Leeds’ class of 2021 interns gathered for the first time to begin their year of learning and serving across the whole diocese. 24 interns are serving in churches in the Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield areas, spilt across two hubs in the centres of Leeds and Bradford. Find out more here
The Diocese of Leeds was pleased to welcome walkers from the Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) as they came to the diocese as part of the Relay to COP26, Rise to the Moment. The YCCN walkers were welcomed into our diocese at St Bartholomew’s Marsden. Find out more here
The choirs of the cathedrals of the Diocese of Leeds are gathering together to share their love of choral music with the whole diocese this autumn. Ripon Cathedral will be hosting the choirs of Bradford and Wakefield Cathedrals, as the Yorkshire Cathedrals Festival returns after missing 2020 due to the pandemic. Find out more here
One of our churchyards in the Dales has been declared the best in North Yorkshire and praised for its wonderful range of wildlife. St Mary’s Church, Kettlewell is the “overall and unanimous winner” of the first-ever Best Churchyard competition held in the county by CPRE The Countryside Charity. Find out more here
An interfaith health conference has been held in Sudan, thanks to support from people across the Diocese of Leeds. The Rt Revd Ismail Gabriel Abudigin, Diocesan Bishop of El Obeid, has recently organised a health conference, making more people aware of the dangers of both COVID-19 and HIV. Find out more here
Churches in Leeds are Rising to the Moment this October to meet the challenge of climate change, as part of a joint Christian Aid – Young Christians Climate Network initiative. The churches are sending a flotilla of origami boats to the COP26 climate summit, taking place in Glasgow in November. Find out more here
The Nidderdale Show is not taking place this year, but churches in the area are making sure their flock know they are still being prayed for thanks to a new virtual video service. An ecumenical team from Church in the Dale has put together a ‘No Show Service’ to share with those who would normally attend the show. Find out more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning Online
Whether you are starting from scratch, looking to recruit more members or just build each other up, this event on Thursday, September 30 at 7pm aims to help you build a team for ministry with children and young people. To book please email childrenyouth@leeds.anglican.org.
On Thursday, September 30 at 7.30pm the diocesan Environment Team will show you how you can show love and generosity to your neighbour by combating climate change. It will also offer an introduction to the carbon neutral toolkit. Find out more here.
On Tuesday, October 5 at 7.00pm a workshop to help parishes think about the opportunities that Christenings offer. Drawing on the work of the Church of England’s Christenings Project this workshop is designed to help parishes think about how they can come alongside and support Christenings families in their faith journey. Find out more here.
On Thursday, October 7 at 7.00pm a fun and interactive online course to learn about children and young people with disabilities in churches. This 90 minute Zoom course will cover definitions of disability, ways of working with children with disabilities, where to look for resources, and much more! Find out more here.
On Tuesday, October 12 at 7.30pm explore what God's call might mean for you with others thinking about the same thing, to help with your discernment. The location is to be confirmed and the speaker is Revd Ian Parkinson who is a member of the Diocese of Sheffield’s team of Associate Archdeacon/Transition Enablers. Find out more here.
On Wednesday, October 13 at 7.30pm an online session for those who have engaged with Rhythm of Life. There will be an opportunity to share experiences of engaging with the scheme. It will be hosted by Bishop Tony Robinson and the Rhythm of Life Steering Group. Find out more here.
This is an opportunity to participate in a quiet day of prayer on Saturday, October 16 using the colours of the rainbow to reflect upon our relationships: with God, with others and with the environment. The day will take place using the online Zoom platform and will include input, personal reflection time away from the screen and the invitation to share in small groups. Find out more here.
On Wednesday, October 20 at 7.30pm an online session for those interested in starting the Rhythm of Life. Hosted by Bishop Tony Robinson and the Rhythm of Life Steering Group, it is a chance to find out more about the Rhythm of Life initiative and have your questions answered. Find out more here.
An opportunity on Thursday, October 21 to explore how social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram can be used to support the churches mission. Running from 7pm to 9pm, this training is for anyone involved in managing a social media platform for a church. Find out more here.
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Ripon Cathedral are running a Living in Love and Faith course that sets out to inspire us to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with each other in the Church. There will be eight sessions on Monday evenings, 7pm-9pm from September 20 to November 22. To book ring Victoria Richardson on 01765 603462 or email: VictoriaRichardson@riponcathedral.org.uk.
Prisons Week aims to encourage prayer and awareness of the needs of prisoners and their families, victims of offenders, prisons staff and all those who care. Prisons Sunday – the second Sunday in October – marks the beginning of the week, running through until the following Saturday. Find out more here.
The local Churches Together group in Bardsey and East Keswick, are organising an online Bible study on the environment. They'll be using the ‘Planetwise’ study course by A Rocha, and hope to draw in local people who are interested in looking at environmental issues through a Christian lens. It will start on Wednesday, October 13 at 7pm, and run for six weeks via Zoom. Find out more here
Resources
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 September edition here.
To mark the launch of the 2021 Real Advent Calendar the Meaningful Chocolate Company is offering free delivery to parishes if they buy a case of 18 calendars. It is designed to support parish outreach work, mission and it is a great way to share the Christmas story. Purchase it here.
Dignity Through Education, set up by a group in Harrogate, aims to give financial assistance to the children of some of the poorest people in Sri Lanka. These people are tea plantation workers. They live and work in some of the harshest conditions
imaginable. The association aims to offer small bursaries to the children of tea plantation workers who have achieved a place at university. Find out more 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.
Media
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.
Vacancies
The Bishop of Huddersfield is looking for a Personal Assistant to provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to enable Bishop Jonathan to fulfil his Ministry and wider responsibilities. For more details click here.
The Wellsprings Together Parish Development Workers are employees whose skills and experience enable them to deliver the programme of enabling parish-based community engagement. For more details click here.
An exciting opportunity to work in a lively, growing church reaching children, young people and their parents with the love of God and helping them to grow as disciples of Jesus. 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 Robert Johnson to be licenced to the Sorted BMO (Bradford EA)
Revd Ben Care to bec Associate Vicar of Girlington, Heaton & Manningham (Bradford EA)
Revd Brian Greenfield to be Priest in Charge of St Paul’s, Shipley, Priest in Charge of Christ Church Windhill and Minister of The Eldwick Church. Brian will also be licensed as Assistant Priest at St Peter Shipley (Bradford EA)
Revd Nigel Stimpson to be Priest in Charge of the parishes of St Paul King Cross and St Anne-in-the-Grove, Southowram (Huddersfield EA)
Revd Howard Astin has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds
Revd Bryony Partridge to be 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 
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