Welcome to the Enews for January 20

The latest resources, news and more.
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The new incoming Dean of Bradford, the Revd Andy Bowerman, has been introduced to figures from across the city and beyond at an informal meet and greet at the Cathedral. Revd Andy was welcomed at an event attended by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, leaders from various faith groups from across the city, and more. Read more here
The Rt Revd Paul Slater, Bishop of Kirkstall, has written about his time in the diocese, the city of Leeds, and cricket, as he ends his innings and retires at the end of January. Please find what he has written on the diocesan website here.
Please pray for Tonga, urges the Bishop of Ripon, following the huge volcanic eruption which has hit the small island nation. Up to 80,000 people are affected after Tonga and other Pacific Islands suffered tsunamis and were covered in ash, also losing power supplies and communication. Read more here
Five churches in rural Yorkshire have been researching how to achieve the Church of England's target to be net carbon zero by 2030, and will be sharing their findings at an upcoming webinar. Hosted by the diocese, the webinar will offer the opportunity for other churches to learn more about the project and how these churches set about it. Read more here
Are you interested in becoming a Licenced Lay Minister (formerly known as Readers)? If so the Leeds School of Ministry are now looking forward to receiving new applications and welcoming a new cohort of students for September 2022. All the relevant information has now been sent to clergy and PCC secretaries. Find out more about the LLM pathway and application process here.
Led by the Bishop of Wakefield, Rt Revd Tony Robinson, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be taking place this year from Monday, November 21 to Monday, November 28. For further information and a booking form please email:
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Living and Learning Online
The Diocese of Leeds is planning to run digital training in 2022. We believe digital will play an important role in the life and mission of the church moving forward, and wish to equip and support our churches in this area. Please fill out our survey here to help us determine the digital training and support that would most benefit our churches and parishes.
Wednesday, January 26 at 12pm
Churches up and down the diocese are reporting a drop in income over the last two years. To help give you some income generation inspiration we are planning this brand new webinar with topics included such as digital giving, grants, discipleship and Generosity Week. Find out
Thursday, January 27 at 7.30pm
Have you considered using some of the many online opportunities to grow your faith? This short presentation, using zoom, will demonstrate just how easy online learning can be and show you how to browse the many courses and one-off events on offer on the Diocese of Leeds Digital Learning Platform. Find out more here
Thursday, January 27 at 7.30pm
Following the publication of the Saving Creation: Six Steps to Carbon Net Zero Church Toolkit, this webinar will include a scriptural reflection to help us understand the gospel response to climate change. Attendees will then look at the practical steps that a church can take to work towards becoming carbon net zero. Find out more here
Thursday, February 3 at 7pm
An opportunity to share ideas and resources which might support sessions with children, young people and families during Lent and Easter. Join the Children, Young People and Families Team for an informal session and bring your ideas to share. To book a place and receive the Zoom link, email childrenyouth@leeds.anglican.org.
Thursday, February 10 at 10am
If you’re interested in engaging with, nurturing and growing disciples with children, young people and families and empowering them to become leaders, this Zoom session could be for you. To book a place, please contact childrenyouth@leeds.anglican.org. 
For more Diocese of Leeds training visit the Digital Learning Platform
Events across the diocese
Sunday, January 23 at 3.30pm
Join Bradford Cathedral this Sunday either in person or online - for a special Holocaust Memorial Day Evensong, which will include author and speaker Iby Knill. Find out more about the event here
Wednesday, January 27 at 7pm
The three cathedrals of the Diocese of Leeds have joined forces to produce a specially streamed on-line Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day. ‘Hosted’ by Wakefield Cathedral, it will include an introduction by Bishop Nick to the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, ‘Be the light in the darkness’. Watch it here
Friday, January 28 to Monday, January 31
Attendees will explore what Rohr sees as the most pressing issue of our age, a “crises of meaning … so many people have lost heart today feeling both confused and powerless – many have lost any over-arching meaning [to life]”. Find out more about the retreat here
Saturday, January 29 2022 at 10am
Hosted by the Harrogate School of Theology & Mission, Bishop Toby will reflect on his experience in Bradford and more widely, sharing biblical and other theological resources that he's picked up along the way, including ways in which friendships and engagements with Muslim communities have enriched his own faith. Find out more here
Sunday, February 20 to Friday, February 25
A conference open to anyone that is interested in the work of Christian Aid. There will be a mix of great sessions including some led by the Christian Aid Zimbabwe team, as that will be their focus country for Christian Aid week 2022. Find out more here
Sunday, February 27 at 3.30pm
The Collation and Installation of the Revd Bill Braviner as Archdeacon of Halifax will take place at Wakefield Cathedral on Sunday, February 27 at 3.30pm. You may read more about Revd Bill here.
John Pritchard, an Assistant Bishop in the diocese, has released a new book called ‘Twenty Questions Jesus Asked: and how they speak to us today.’ It invites readers to enter into the conversations Jesus had, offering a feast of contemporary stories, anecdotes, ideas to ponder, and prayer exercises to help us reflect on how each question is significant. Available from Amazon and all good bookshops.
To celebrate the New Year and the release of their brand new Design Builder, the team behind Church Edit, the church website builder, and iKnowChurch, the church management software, are running a special offer throughout January where churches can get 6 months free on these two IT solutions. Find out more about the offer 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
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 December edition 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.
Revd Andy introduces himself and his vision for Bradford and the Cathedral as he prepares to become the new Dean of Bradford! Watch it here
In the year of the Lambeth Conference, a gathering of bishops from across the Anglican Communion, Revd Chamil Fernando, an Anglican priest from Sri Lanka, shares how he and his family are settling into life at the Diocese of Leeds. Watch it here
...is the name of Bishop Nick's blog and his most recent entries can be viewed here.
Are you skilled in administration and making things happen? Do you want to work as part of a small team making a real difference in the community? Then St Paul's Ireland Wood would love to hear from you. Find out more here
A fantastic opportunity now exists for an enthusiastic and skilled Christian musician to develop and challenge three talented SATB choirs and maintain excellence in the contribution of music to the worship and presence in these 4 village communities. Find out more here
HMP Leeds is looking for a part time Chaplain, able to offer perhaps a day per week, to join the Chaplaincy Team. 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 Philippa Slingsby-Lunn to be Interim Associate Minister of St Peter Allerton, St John Clayton and St Saviour Fairweather Green (Bradford EA).
Revd James Rodley to be Priest in Charge of Hellifield and Long Preston in the Bowland & Ewecross Deanery (Ripon EA).
Revd Canon Andrew Sage to be Master of Archbishop Holgate Hospital in Hemsworth (Wakefield EA).
Revd Canon Peter Farley-Moore to be Archdeacon of Hackney in the Diocese of London.

The Bishop of Leeds is pleased to announce the appointment of the following as Area Deans: 
Revd Anne Russell – Whitkirk Deanery (Leeds EA)
Revd Phil Harris – Armley Deanery (Leeds EA)
Revd Alan Garrow – Harrogate Deanery (Ripon EA)
Revd Canon James Allison – Brighouse & Elland Deanery (Huddersfield EA)

Revd Ros Latham has been 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 
Contact us with your news
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