Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for July 8

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News
Twenty men and women have begun ministry as deacons in parish churches across the diocese following two joyful ordination services at Ripon Cathedral. The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines carried out both services, which were held on Saturday, July 3. Read more here
The Diocese is pleased to welcome many new priests, with ordination services taking place across the whole diocese in June. The new priests were ordained as such after being ordained deacons last year, in services taking place at Leeds Minster, Bradford Cathedral, Wakefield Cathedral, Huddersfield Parish Church and St John’s Bilton. Read more here
How Minecraft can be used to explore faith will be the topic of an upcoming showcase from the diocese’s Children, Young People and Families Team. Working with Missional Generation, a charity supporting youth leaders in the region, the diocesan team are inviting leaders and parents to explore what Minecraft is and how it can help look at Christianity in a new way. Read more here
Following the ordination of thirteen new priests across our diocese, some presided over a church service for the first time as priests. One of those was the Revd June Cockburn who was ordained priest at Leeds Minster and presided in the open air at Upper Armley, where she will be serving as curate. Read more here
How to present yourself well in front of camera and different ways in which Online Church is manifesting itself, was the focus of a recent webinar. Organised by the Diocese of Leeds Communications Team, the session was lead by Robin Gamble, the Bishop's Advisor for Church Growth, and Claire Corley, vicar at the parish of Wortley and Farnley. Read more here
Six members of the Mother's Union in Huddersfield have completed a walking challenge to raise money for the work of the Mother's Union worldwide. The intrepid members set out at the end of June to undertake the circular walk, which took them along the Huddersfield Greenway and the Huddersfield Broad Canal. Read more here
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Living and Learning Online
Running from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday, July 14 this is a day course, for those wishing to consider the impact of trauma from Covid-19. It will be lead by our Lay Training Team and is aimed at individuals who want to better understand the way the pandemic has impacted them, as well as those still feeling resilient wishing to lead others out of the pandemic well. Find out more here
A webinar for congregations to hear how gifts in wills can transform ministry and mission in church. Taking place on Wednesday, July 14 at 6pm, the session will be run by Stewardship Officers Becky Nicholson and Dan Langdon-Griffiths and they'll be joined by guest speakers from Otley All Saints and Knottingley St Botolph. Find out more here
Taking place on Thursday, July 15 at 7pm this session will look at the very real missional opportunities intentional work with Toddler groups give. The evening will include ideas and suggestions to make the most of this often under-valued area of ministry. To book a place and receive a Zoom link, please email childrenyouth@leeds.anglican.org
Generosity week is coming to the Diocese of Leeds from 26th September through to 3rd October. 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
Dean of Bradford, the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, will preside and preach at his final service, followed by a presentation. You will be able to stream the service live via the Bradford Cathedral YouTube channel here.
A stunning collection of 50 wedding gowns and accessories will be exhibited in Ripon Cathedral between June 23 and September 19 (extended date from 21 August) for visitors to come along and enjoy. Find out more here
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
Resources
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
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.
Media
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.
Vacancies
If you are an enthusiastic and highly motivated person who likes to do a good job and work as part of a team with an interesting property portfolio then we would like to hear from you. For more details click here.
The Diocese of Leeds are looking to recruit an Internship Administrator (0.8 FTE 28 hours per week) to provide administrative support for the Diocese of Leeds Internship Programme and it's various hubs. For more details click here.
Christian Links in Keighley Schools wish to employ a Full-time schools worker. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic Christian with experience of leading collective worship, taking RE lessons and organising children's events. 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 Carolyn James to be Priest in Charge of Collingham with Harewood; Spofforth with Kirk Deighton, Little Ribston and Follifoot (Ripon EA)

Following the resignation of The Revd Simon Cash as Area Dean of Birstall and Dewsbury, The Revd Hugh Baker and The Revd Mark Umpleby have been appointed as Joint Interim Area Deans of the Deanery until the end of the year with immediate effect

The Who's Who directory lists clergy & diocesan staff (email addresses & phone numbers). Access it here 
Contact us with your news
Please contact the Communications Team with your news for future editions. The Enews is published twice a month. The next edition will be sent out on July 22. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org  
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