Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for June 24

The latest resources, news and more.
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The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Leeds has great pleasure in announcing that Elaine Swinhoe will be the new Diocesan President for the Triennium running 2022-24. We’ve asked Elaine to introduce herself, which you can read here.
Personal stories of modern Christian relationships featured in a special presentation on Living in Love and Faith given to the June meeting of Synod. The Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, led the session on the Church of England’s invitation to all worshippers to consider questions of sexuality, gender and identity. Read more here
Coping with Viking raiders, COVID-19 and worrying times in the wilderness were put into current Christian context in Bishop Nick’s Presidential Address to Synod on Saturday. Read his address here on the Diocese of Leeds website.
The Revd Canon Paul Maybury will take up the role of acting Dean of Bradford Cathedral this summer, as the cathedral prepares for the future. The Right Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, has issued a statement following February’s announcement by the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford, about his upcoming retirement. Read more here
The closing Synod of the triennium included discussions on financial matters, an introduction to tackling climate change and news of a new honorary assistant bishop from Peru. The importance of Parish Share in funding the work of clergy as we emerge from the pandemic was stressed in a presentation by Irving Warnett, chair of the diocesan Finance, Assets and Investments Committee (FAIC). Read more here
The people of the new Upper Aire Benefice (Gargrave, Coniston Cold, and Kirkby in Malhamdale) were in celebratory mood when Bishop Helen-Ann came to St Michael the Archangel, Kirkby Malham, to license Revd Sue McWhinney as their new Associate Priest. Sue will be based in Kirkby Malham. Read more here
A Lay Pastoral Minister and Worship Leader have recently been commissioned at St John’s Church in Cleckheaton. Richard and Robert, both pictured with their commissioning vicar Revd Brunel James, are members of St John's Church and joined others across the diocese who have completed the three stage pathway this year. Read more here
The Diocese of Leeds Children, Young People and Families Team are pleased to share their new way of working, looking to encourage and resource parishes in their mission and ministry with children, young people and their families. The roles within the Team have evolved to allow the Team to better work across the whole diocese. Read more here
Ordinations of our new Deacons and Priests will be taking place across the Diocese of Leeds at the end of this month and the beginning of July. Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines will conduct two services at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday, July 3 at 11am and 3pm where twenty one Deacons will be ordained. Read more here
For more diocesan and regional news, visit www.leeds.anglican.org
Living and Learning Online
Part of a mini-series intended to help resource this in our theological thinking, in our worship and preaching, and in our action. Led by our Environment Officer, Jemima Parker, the online session will take place on Thursday, June 24 at 2pm - 3pm. Find out more and book a place here.
On Monday, June 28 at 7pm - 8.30pm a 90 minute course on Zoom to help you learn about disabilities and how we can all be more inclusive in our churches. It will look at definitions and models of disability, theology, practical tips, and how to help people with invisible disabilities. Booking is essential. Find out how to sign up here.
If you are someone at a church who wants to improve their skills in front of camera this training is for you. On Thursday, July 1 at 10am we'll be joined by the Revd Canon Robin Gamble (Church Growth Advisor) and the Revd Claire Corley (vicar of Wortley and Farnley) who will offer their insight and experience. Find out more here
How might we plan events using the Seasons of the Church Year to help us engage with families in our communities? This online event on Thursday, July 1 from 7pm - 8.30pm, is a meeting for church leaders (lay or ordained) and volunteers. Join members of the Children, Young People and Families team as they share and discuss creative ideas. Find out more here
Climate grief is normal. If we understand what’s happening to the planet and how that impacts all humanity then we are inevitably going to be anxious. How as Christians should we talk about this grief in our churches? On Saturday, July 3 from 10.30am Hannah Malcolm and Grace Thomas will sensitively guide us though a morning of inspiration and interaction. Find out more here
Every quarter you can come together with others who are working out what God’s call means to them. This would usually take place at the Diocesan Office, but currently the events are taking place online. On Tuesday, July 6 at 7.30pm the Fellowship will be joined by The Right Revd Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Leeds. Please register your place 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 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
Stream the Annual Civic remembrance of Armed Forces week, including the Drumhead and Bradford Pals remembrance, on Saturday 26th June at 11am. Watch it live 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
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.
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.
Churches in Harrogate recognise the need to reach out to young people with the Gospel at this time and want to work together to make this a reality. This is a new post, in a unique setting. For more details click here.
St Paul's Ireland Wood are looking for two children and youth workers to enable the 0-7s and 8-13s of St Paul’s Church to grow in faith and live into the vision to be a Growing Community, Shaped by Jesus and continue the outreach of the church amongst this age group. For more details click here.
Trinity Academy Halifax are currently looking for a dynamic, passionate and inspirational Chaplain to support their three faith schools within Calderdale: Trinity Academy Halifax, Trinity Academy St Chad’s and Trinity Academy St Peter’s. 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 Will Grant to be Assistant Curate of Fairweather Green and Assistant Curate of Allerton (Bradford EA)

Revd Canon Vaughan Pollard to be Interim Priest in Charge of Fairweather Green (Bradford EA)

Revd Jessica Davis to be Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of St Peter’s Birstall (Huddersfield EA)

Revd Stephanie Hunter to be Interim Priest in Charge of Cumberworth, Denby, Denby Dale and Shepley and also as Interim Priest in Charge of Kirkburton (Huddersfield EA)

Revd Dr James Handley to be Associate Priest of Harrogate St Mark in the (Ripon EA)

Revd Ruth Harris 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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