Diocesan Enews
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Christians across the country will be finding God in their daily lives when the Church of England’s Everyday Faith campaign launches on Plough Sunday in 2020. On January 12 the national Church will begin offering reflections and prayers to help people find and follow God in the everyday, as part of this new discipleship campaign.  Read more here
A grand parade brightened grey skies above Ripon Cathedral as walkers on the traditional Boxing Day Pilgrimage to Fountains Abbey were joined by the German Bishop of Hanover. Bishop Ralf, an honorary Ecumenical Canon of the Cathedral, joined hundreds for the St Stephen's Day Eucharist, followed by the Boxing Day Pilgrimage to Fountains Abbey. Read more here
Amidst extreme international actions, Bishop of Leeds, the Rt R evd Nick Baines used his first House of Lords speech of 2020 to call for caring voices to be heard. Follow this link to rea d Bishop Nick's speech he gave on Tuesday as tensions increased in the Middle East.
Christmas tree festivals, carols by candlelight, Christingles and many more festive events drew thousands to cathedrals and churches across our diocese to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Unlike any other time of the year, Christmas provides churches with a valuable opportunity to reach out to those in their communities to share the hope that Christ came into the world.  Read more here
Social media campaign spread the Christmas message far and wide
Churches across the diocese have been celebrating a successful Advent season, including the five churches the diocese followed on social med ia as part of our #leedscofeadvent campaign.  See here for pictures from St Peter’s Harrogate, Halifax Minster, A ll Saints Ilkley, Horbury Church and All Hallows Leeds.
Around the Areas
A first look inside the former night club set to become Bradford’s new city centre church shows there’s lots of work to do. Since the Revolution nightclub closed its doors more than three years ago, it has suffered much damage and abuse due to vandalism. A clean-up operation is well under way. Read more here
Halifax Minster will be marking 75 years of Holocaust Memorial Day at a special event on January 27. Holocaust Memorial Day is held each year on the day the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Allied forces in 1945, during World War II. The event at Halifax Minster will also be commemorating 25 years since the Bosnian Genocide. Read more here
A specially-tailored course on church planting is to be run in Leeds early this year. The Plant Course is a seven-session programme designed to equip church planters and their teams in the three to 9 months leading up to their plant and is being run at St George’s, Leeds in February. Read more here
A recent march from Wakefield Cathedral has been held to commemorate a battle that changed the course of the country’s history. The Battle of Wakefield Memorial March , on December 29, marked the historic 1460 event that claimed hundreds of lives and was a decisive moment in the Wars of the Roses. Read more here
The PGS is being launched across the Diocese this month. To mark this launch 5 special events have been organised in each Episc opal Area to share more information for churches. Find out more here
Everybody Welcome is a short course taking place at St Mary's, Richmond on Saturday, January 18. It is a chance to look at our churches through fresh eyes, giving us a chance to think about how inclusive they are. Removing the barbed wire to make welcome central to all we do in church. Find out more here
Fellowship of Vocation . On Tuesday, January 14 come together with others who are working out what God’s call means to them. It’s a cha nce to meet with others, to borrow resources to help your journey and to hear from some great speakers. Find out more here
Following a successful national tour last year, the Riding Lights Theatre Company are once again pleased the present their Easter production, The Narrow Road. The passion play is available for book ing between 16 March and 11 April 2020. If you would like to find out more please visit www.ridinglights.org/narrow-road   
Disability Awareness Training is a 3 hour session which will cover definitions and models of disability, theology, practical tips, how to help people with invisible disabilities, and how to work with children with disabilities and additi onal needs. It is taking place at the Vine Centre, Bradford on Thursday, January 23. Find out more here
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Across one of the 5 areas : Bradford - Huddersfield - Leeds - Ripon - Wakefield
Training events across the diocese - Digital Learning Platform
Church Growth Adviser, Robin Gamble, has just released a new evangelistic booklet. It works especially well alongside the enquiry course START but also operates as a standalone for anyone exploring faith. It costs £5.00 for 10 copies (plus P&P). Please get in touch with Robin on robinp.gamble@blueyonder.co.uk if you wish to buy some copies.
The free monthly printed news for January has been delivered around the diocese - check pick-up points and where your church's are here. January''s issue includes: a national Church Planting Conference, a new project to digitally map graveyards and what our education team does to support schools across our diocese.
Everyday Faith is a Church of England discipleship campaign starting Sunday 12 January 2020 (Plough Sunday). 21 days of reflections and prayers to help you find and follow God in everyday life will be available through campaign emails, an app, social media, audio and a booklet from Church House Publishing. Find out more here
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"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.
 .. .is the name of Bishop Nick's blog, which includes his appearances in the House of Lords and can be viewed here .
The Rainbow Junction Cafe opened its doors in 2014 as part of The Real Junk Food Project network, at All Hallow's Church, Leeds. This Christmas they are continuing their work to reduce food waste, feed hungry people and build community.  Watch the video here
Bishop Nick has filmed a Christmas Day video message for our website and social media platforms. Follow this link to read and Watch his message.
The Diocese of Leeds is looking for a suitably qualified Property Manager to work within the Diocesan Property Department. The duties will be to take lead responsibility in managing the residential, agricultural and investment property portfolios.  Find out more here
The Strategic Programme Manager will be responsible for supporting the Bishop’s Senior Staff with the delivery of the strategic programme. The role will ensure that strategic projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget.  Find out more here
Looking for a challenge? Come and work in the youngest city in Europe! The children, youth and adults of St Augustine's and St Clement's, are looking for an energetic and creative person to be their next children’s and youth worker. 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
Revd Lindsey Pearson to be Area Dean of the Armley Deanery (Leeds EA)
Revd Canon Dr James Theodosius to be Rector of Holy Trinity, Skipton (Ripon EA)
Revd Matthew Habron, Dean of The Cathedral Church of St Anne, Leeds to be Honorary Ecumenical Canon of Wakefield Cathedral 
Revd Christopher Johnson, Incumbent of Horbury with Horbury Bridge, to be Honorary Priest Vicar of Wakefield Cathedral
Revd Stephen Southgate to be Priest-in-Charge of Ripponden with Rishworth and Barkisland with West Scammonden (Huddersfield 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 January 23. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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