Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for October 31

Welcome to the latest Enews with events, resources, news and more.
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Growing young people as Christians, the Parish Giving Scheme and a review of reader ministry were among the topics under discussion by the Diocesan Synod, the church’s ‘parliament’, which met in Harrogate at the weekend. Read the full report from synod here to find out all that happened.
A panel of experts chaired by the Dean of Ripon Cathedral will attempt to tackle the decline of North Yorkshire’s most rural communities. This initiative is thought to be the first of its type in England and North Yorkshire County Council has invited eight people with extensive knowledge of different sectors to come together to examine key issues and challenges.  Read more here
Some 80 people of different faiths have taken part in the Wakefield Faiths Forum’s inaugural Walk for Peace, which took place on Saturday October 12. The walk started at St Peter’s Church in Horbury at 10.00am, where Fr Christopher Johnson, Vicar of Horbury with Horbury Bridge, offered the walkers God’s blessing.  Read more here
Christians will be coming together to discuss how best to respond to new housing developments in their neighbourhoods at a conference this November. The New Housing Hub Conference will be on Saturday November 30 at Moortown Baptish Church in Leeds, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.  Read more here
Performances of choral pieces have been pleasing audiences in churches across the Diocese, as part of a German choir’s visit to the North. The Augustinian Church Choir, from Erfut in Germany, have recently completed a tour to mark 21 years of the partnership between the Diocese and the Erfurt Kirchenkreis.  Read more here
“Do we still need the faculty system?” is the subject of an upcoming Ecclesiastical Law Society lecture to be held at Church House in Leeds next month. This lecture, the fourth in the ELS Northern Province Lecture series 2019, is hosted by Wrigleys Solicitors LLP. Read it here
As Hindu people celebrated Diwali, their festival of light triumphing over darkness, our bishops sent a message of greeting and goodwill. During Diwali, temples, homes, shops and office buildings are brightly lit and the festival typically lasts five days, with the climax having occurred last Tuesday. Read more here
Around the Areas
Bradford Cathedral hosted its first annual EcoExtravaganza on Saturday, October 26 and saw over 200 people visit the cathedral to engage with stalls, talks and children’s activities, as well as sampling the Fairtrade food on offer.  Read more here
A church in Huddersfield has been marking its 200th birthday in style with a year of events and celebrations. The theme of ‘light’ was chosen to be the focus of the anniversary year for Holy Trinity Huddersfield, with a ‘Christ the Light’ candle burning at all services during the year. Read more here
A Whitkirk church have recently been blessed with new medical equipment to help in the community. Christ Church Lofthouse PCC members recently discussed the practicalities of fundraising to purchase a defibrillator at the church, and concluded that it would be some time before they could achieve their goal, until Clinical Engineering Ltd stepped in.  Read more here
Refugees and asylum seekers from war torn parts of the world enjoyed the peaceful setting of Parcevall Hall recently. The group were all members of Bradford Immigration and Asylum Seekers’ Support and Advice Network (BIASAN) and had two days of activities including walks in the Dales, crafts and kite-making. Read more here
A vicar in our diocese has recently completed a fundraising walk for MIND, walking along the paths of a saint. The Revd Maureen Browell, Vicar of West Barnsley, set out to walk St Cuthbert’s Way, which threads its way through the countryside of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.  Read more here
Once a month Fountains Church Bradford will be hosting New Wine speakers from the New Wine national leadership team. They hope these celebrations will be times of extravagant worship, equipping teaching and an encounter with the Holy Spirit. The first is on Sunday, November 10, 4pm at Life City. Find out more here
On Wednesday, November 6 at Bradford Cathedral Bishop Nick will be presenting the lecture: 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. It symbolised the end of the bipolar world order and heralded the democratic freedom promised after the War. Did it work out that way? Find out more here.
On Tuesday, November 5, from 10.00am you are welcome to the W-Word Day at St Paul's Church, Morley. The W-Word is all about Worship. Whatever your tradition, this day seeks to explore how we can lead worship in a way which touches people with a warmth of humanity and the wonderment of divinity. Find out more and book a place here
How should local churches respond to new housing developments in their area? What are the God-given opportunities for welcome, outreach and building community? On Saturday, November 30 at Moortown Baptist Church the New Housing Hub Conference looks to answer these questions. Find out more here and book your place.
On Tuesday, November 12 t he Diocesan Disability Officer welcomes you to an interactive morning of Disability Awareness Training. We’ll be looking at the Equality Act, disability and theology, invisible disabilities, practical tips, and how to be more inclusive in your contexts. To book please contact: katherine.grasham@leeds.anglican.org.
A celebration of Jean Vanier’s life will be taking place on Sunday, November 3 at St John's Church, Bolling Road, Ilkley. Starting at 2pm it will be Led by Rev Peter Willox and Canon Bob Brooke, with inclusive worship, prayer, drama and a choice of music, dance and craft activities. Find out more 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
The updated Parish Dashboards Data is now available on the website. Please follow this link to find your parish's data from 2009 to 2018. Data displayed includes an attendance summary, percentage of children and the number of funerals, weddings and baptisms.
The free monthly printed news for November has been delivered around the diocese -   check pick-up points and where your church's are here. This month's issue includes: the Diocesan Internship Scheme, the winner of our summer photo competition and the launch of the Parish Giving Scheme.
"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 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 Church of England Digital team regularly produce a Labs Learning Blog offering advice on all things digital. Read one of their latest editions here , all about making a church website accessible.
There's plenty going on around our Diocese in the world of Stewardship and Income Generation: exciting new training courses on offer as well as news and developments in funding.  Find out more by reading the latest Money for Mission newsletter.
 .. .is the name of Bishop Nick's blog, which includes his appearances in the House of Lords and can be viewed here .
Presidential address to synod
Watch the presidential address from Diocesan Synod in October. Urgent political business in Westminster meant that Bishop Nick Baines was absent from the Diocesan Synod, meaning his address was read out on his behalf by the Bishop of Kirkstall, The Rt Revd Paul Slater.  Watch the video here
The W-Word is all about Worship. Whatever your tradition, this day seeks to explore how we can lead worship in a way which welcomes, connects, interests and makes people want to come back to our churches. Watch the video here
Bishop Nick here introduces the Parish Giving Scheme. The Parish Giving Scheme is an established planned giving scheme for churches that will be launched across the Diocese of Leeds in January 2020. Watch the video here
The Bishop of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Diocesan Secretary (known as Chief Executive) who will play an essential role in the life, ministry and mission of the diocese – an individual with serious Christian commitment and exceptional ability in leadership and administration. Find out more here
Work with younger children and families at Ripon Cathedral is growing and they wish to appoint a part-time children and family worker to enable the development of this area of their ministry.  Find out more here
The parish of Kirkheaton are looking for a person with lots of energy and a desire to see faith develop in young people. The candidate would need experience of working with young people and children, and have the ability to work as part of a team.  Find out more here
Useful links & Information
For safeguarding issues, contact: 
Jenny Price 07800 740001 
Jenny Leccardi  07872 005189 or
Narinder Lyon  07872 005309
Moves and Appointments
The Revd Preb Ian Cook has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds.
The Revd Nicolas Stebbing has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leeds. 
The Rev’d Vic Iwanuschak to be Priest-in-Charge of St Michael’s, Wakefield (Wakefield EA).
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 November 14. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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