Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for July 11

Welcome to the latest Enews with events, resources, news and more.
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News
Our 15 new deacons have been welcomed into their diocesan roles at two ordination services at Wakefield Cathedral.

"Boom!" was the word the Bishop of Rip on, the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley used in her sermon to describe the overwhelming sensation of joy to be felt at such moments in life.

And the smiles of the new deacons and loud applause they received reflected the happiness of the day.

St John’s Parish Church in Menston has received a Bronze Eco Church award from A Rocha UK as part of its commitment to improving the environment and combatting climate change. The award covers areas of life such as the management and maintenance of church buildings and land, engagement with the local community and global environmental campaigns.  Read more here
Bishop Nick has given a high profile lecture on how the numbers add up regarding Brexit. Addressing the question “the will of the people?” he has this week given the annual Harold Wilson Lecture at Huddersfield Unive rsity. To read Bishop Nick's full lecture please follow this link.
The Church of England has published social media advice aimed at tackling offensive behaviour and misleading content and encouraging a positive atmosphere for online conversations. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, unveiled the Church’s first ever social media guidelines on Facebook. Read more here
Mothers’ Union Worldwide President Sheran Harper has called for global reconciliation in a ground-breaking address to the CofE’s General Synod. It was the first time an MU Worldwide President has had the privilege of doing this and her announcement that she is the first Worldwide President from outside the British Isles was greeted with much applause.   Read more here
Calling all churches in the Diocese of Leeds. The Bradford Cathedral Choir are looking for places to visit to perform at evensongs, a form of church service that takes places in anglican churches throughout the country. Six times a year, the Bradford Cathedral Choir undertakes a ‘Safari Evensong’ in one of the Diocese of Leeds 605 parish churches. Read more here
Around the Areas
Over thirty children from Lapage Primary School gathered together to celebrate their achievements as Bradford Cathedral invited staff, school children and members of the congregation to celebrate the first anniversary of the re-dedication and refurbishment of the Cathedral bells . Read more here
Asylum seekers from war-torn countries have enjoyed a weekend of peace and outdoor activity in the Dales , thanks to a charity run by a Huddersfield Area vicar. Fr Simon Crook and his wife Sam set up ACross Country in 2004 and recently took a dozen people into the countryside for abseiling and other pursuits. Read more here
Charlotte Bronte, a boat, and scarecrows will star in a celebration flower show to mark the 900th anniversary of St Peter's, Birstall . The church flower arrangers are being bolstered by several local groups to create displays reflecting the life of the church past and present.  Read more here
A grand celebration of church and village community life has been held by the parishes of Kirby Hill, Skelton and Cundall with Norton-Le-Clay. They held a special thanksgiving day on Sunday, June 30, planned by hardworking lay people, said Revd Alison Askew.  Read more here
Walkers from the United Benefice of Darton, Staincross and Mapplewell have just returned from a 100km pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. Led by Fr John Fisher, many who attended joined the hiking group that he set up at the start of his curacy three years ago to get himself fit. Read more here
Events
On Saturday, September 7 the first Church of England’s Labs Learning roadshow will be taking place. Held at St George’s Church, Leeds, the day-long digital conference aims to inspire and equip Church of England churches to sh are Good News, grow people’s faith and bring more people to faith by harnessing digital and social media. Read more here
Taking place in each of the areas, we are inviting people to join us for Social Media Skills Camps. These evenings aim to bring people to gether to share, discuss and discover how we can best use social media in our churches. The next will be at St Mark's, Harrogate on Wednesday, September 11 at 7pm. Find out more and book a place here.
You are invited to join the Ven. Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax and Chair of the Tourism Forum in the Diocese of Leeds, for an insightful le cture into how to engage visitors to places of worship . Read more and book a place here.
On Friday, September 6 the Caring for your Churchyard Conference will be taking place at St Chad's Headingley from 10am. It is for all those interested in making the most of your churchyard to increase biodiversity and develop a space for all to enjoy. Read more and book a place here.
Heritage Open Days is England's largest free festival of history and culture and brings together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers each year. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of HODs, 2019 will be the biggest festival yet, taking place between 13 - 22 September. In 2018, almost 100 parishes across the Diocese took part, why don't you this year?
This summer you are invited to join a series of short pilgrimages through the beautiful countryside which surrounds Ripon . Each pilgrimage will be approximately 6-8 miles and will stop for refresh ments and a packed lunch. The pilgrimages will start at 10am and there will be lifts available from the West End of Ripon Cathedral from 9.30am. Find out more and sign up here.
For further events:
Across the Diocese click here
Across one of the 5 areas : Bradford - Huddersfield - Leeds - Ripon - Wakefield
Training events across the diocese - Digital Learning Platform
Resources
The latest edition of the Environment e-bulletin, God's Green Fingers, came out in July. I t is very much worth a read, this edition includes events, resources and all the latest environment news. Read the latest edition here.
The Bible Art Gift shop is an independent online shop, which combines Bible verses with modern ca lligraphy, photography, watercolour and digital media. Find out more here.
"Take responsibility for your discipleship ...join the online learning community" urged Bishop Nick at the close of last year's Diocesan Lay Conference. The Digital Learning Platform is full of great information - and you ca n join up now by visiting it and registering here
The July 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.
Riding Lights Theatre Company are now taking bookings for their Autumn Tour 2019 Kaleidoscope, featuring their brand new show – BREAKING GROUND. They'd love to share this flexible and dynamic tour, designed to fit in w ith the unique landscape of each community it visits, with churches in our Diocese. Follow this link read more about their tour and how to get in touch.
The free monthly printed news for August will be delivered around the diocese next week -   check pick-up points and where your church's are here. This month's issue includes: the ordination of 15 new deacons, national awards for two of our schools, a pilgrim in Spain and pets receiving a bishop's blessing.
Media
 .. .is the name of Bishop Nick's blog, which includes his appearances in the House of Lords and can be viewed here .
In between Ascension Day and Pentecost churches across the world were encouraged to pray for people to come to know Jesus as part Thy Kingdom Come. Here is a video from St Matthias Church with Riverside in Leeds, sharing what they got up to. Watch the video here
Bishop of Leeds, the Right Revd Nick Baines gave his first Presidential Address at Diocesan Synod last weekend after returning from his sabbatical. Watch it here
Vacancies
St John and St Luke, Bilton in Harrogate wish to appoint a Director of Music and Organist to continue their rich and varied musical tradition, centred around their high quality SATB choir.
The Diocesan Intern Scheme is now recruiting for September 2019. It is a year long experience of risk-taking, community living and dedicated kingdom service.
Useful links & Information
For safeguarding issues, contact: 
Jenny Price 07800 740001 
Jenny Leccardi  07872 005189 or
Narinder Lyon  07872 005309
Moves and Appointments
Revd David Coleman to be Vicar of St Stephen’s Church, Steeton (Bradford EA)
Revd Ian Kitchen to be Priest in Charge of the Fountains Benefice (Ripon EA)
Revd Alison Battye to be Rector of Adel (Leeds EA)
Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred to be appointed as Capitular Canon of Ripon Cathedral
Useful Contact Details
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 e-news is published twice a month. The next edition will be sent out on June 27. Area news stories to  enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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