Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for October 17

Welcome to the latest Enews with events, resources, news and more.
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A new way to boost regular giving for Parishes will be launched across our Diocese in January 2020. The Parish Giving Scheme is a proven way to boost levels of parish income and also offers a myriad of other benefits for parishes and givers alike. Developed ten years ago, 27 dioceses across the UK already trust and use the scheme.  Read more here
Mrs Debbie Child, Diocesan Secretary for the Diocese of Leeds, is to retire from her post on 31 March 2020. Debbie has served the Diocese of Bradford and, latterly, Leeds since 1991. Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, shared a statement following the news of Debbie’s retirement.  Read it here
The Diocese of Leeds Tanzanian Link Committee are looking for ways to better help a diocesan-supported project. The ACT Mara Safe House in Tanzania looks to protect women and girls threatened with the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM. Read more here
A café which tackles rural isolation in Oxenhope has marked its first anniversary with a celebration party this week. Some 25 people now attend the Oxenhope Community Café, which has quickly become an established part of local community life.  Read more here
A Halifax church has celebrated the life of one of their congregation with an environmental weekend in her honour. Kath Duree was a mainstay of St John the Baptist Church at Coley, and when she suddenly died in the summer, it was a great loss and a shock to fellow worshippers.  Read more here
Around the Areas
Choral music has been sounding out across the Diocese, as part of a German choir’s visit to the North. The Augustinian Church Choir, from Erfut in Germany, have been touring the area to mark 21 years of the partnership between the Diocese and the Erfurt Kirchenkreis. Read more here
A bus is now part of ministry work in Chickenley thanks to a partnership of local church and community groups. Destination 211, the new ministry based in a double decker bus, has been launched by Dewsbury Team Ministry Parish in partnership with The Church of the Nazarene and Dewsbury, and the District Street Angels group. Read more here
Local theologians and artists can soon apply to Leeds Church Institute for two bursaries of £5,000 each. The pair of bursaries are for a collaborative pairing of a theologian and a visual artist and will run for six months. The goal is to enable dialogue, creation and reflection leading to a presentation of visual arts and written theology based in Leeds that can be shared widely. Read more here
Vegetables, dancing, hair braiding, face painting, hat making, food, beer & a band all were part of harvest celebrations held by the parishes of Linton, Burnsall and Rylstone. St Michael’s Church in Linton played host to the different church families as they came together for the service, while people from Yorkshire Camps and Scargill House got involved too. Read more here
A Wakefield school has been celebrating raising money for projects in our link diocese of Mara in Tanzania. Ackworth Howard School in Pontefract has managed to raise over £2000, to be shared between the ACT Mara Safe House and the Howard School’s partner primary school, Mshikamano (Solidarity) Primary School. Read 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
Fairtrade Yorkshire is holding a special mini-Conference for places of worship in Yorkshire to connect with each other and find out how fair trade integrates into the pastoral life of a community. It will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 1pm at Christchurch Cafe Ilkley. Find out more here
If Jesus had access to the internet what would he post? And, as importantly, what wouldn’t he post? On Wednesday, November 13 Revd David Robertson will deliver a talk at the Mirfield Centre about his invaluable book and asks intriguing questions of those of us who engage with the internet. Find out more here
On Saturday, November 2 the Friends of Ripon Cathedral will be hosting a study day exploring How we welcome visitors to our Churches and Cathedrals . Starting at 10am at St John’s Chapel, Bondgate, Ripon the day will explore what churches can do to make visitors welcome whatever the reason for thei r visit. Find out more here.
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
Christian Aid is urging the public to give generously to its Christmas Appeal, so women – particularly mothers - around the world can live full lives free from poverty, oppression and discrimination. At this time of year, Christians remember how one mother’s bravery and devotion brought her family out of danger.   Find out more here
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 .
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
Young adults from across our region are embarking on an exciting learning journey as they start on our Diocesan Internship Scheme. Here is a short video featuring the Revd Joanna Seabourne, Director of Interns, who talks about the up and coming year. Watch the video here
The Bishop of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Diocesan Secretary 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
St Catherine's are looking for an experienced Community Development Worker who can help them engage further with the wider community to develop new services and improve on the services they provide. Find out more here
Ripon Cathedral wish to appoint someone to lead and promote the formal learning offer at the cathedral and engaging with schools across the area. 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
Ms Clare Leighton to be Urban Pioneer Minister for the parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham (Bradford EA).
The Venerable Jonathan Gough, Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, to be Warden of Readers in the Diocese of Leeds.
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 October 31. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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