Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for 30 July

The latest resources, news and more.
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The wearing of face coverings by all who attend our churches, in any capacity, is now strongly advised by the Church of England. New guidance issued today for clergy and laity addresses the issue of further reducing the spread of COVID-19 and applies Government guidance on face coverings in shops and public places to church settings and practices. Read more here
The Diocese of Leeds has launched a new appeal to support the church in Sudan as they work to help those impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop of Leeds the Rt Revd Nick Baines has written to all clergy calling on us to support the Diocese of Sudan, one we have been linked with for some 40 years. Read more here
A photo competition is returning this July to celebrate Christian life, great and small, across the Diocese of Leeds. “Responding with Hope” is the theme of the fun project, which coincides with the summer holidays and aims to generate a fantastic gallery of people and places of worship. Read more here
The Allchurches Trust have launched a new grants programme aiming to support churches as they adapt to changing circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hope Beyond programme aims to fund innovative, impactful projects that will enable people and organisations to flourish in life after lockdown, building resilience and encouraging hope. Read more here
Leeds Minster’s look at every single book of the Bible finished on Friday with the Book of Revelation. The Reverend Canon Sam Corley, Vicar of Leeds City Centre, has been offering an overview of all the books of the Bible on the Leeds Minster Facebook page every evening since May 20. Read more here
Bradford Cathedral is celebrating after becoming one of seven finalists in the category of ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ in this year’s White Rose Awards, the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK. They join 91 other Yorkshire icons, across the seven categories, in being announced as finalists. Read more here
A member of a Bradford church has found an opportunity to use her talents during lockdown by launching a new video-based ministry. Susie Garvey-Williams, a member of Holy Trinity Idle and an actor, started the ministry called ‘Living Breath’ with her friend Ben Driver, a professional videographer, after they were caught up in lockdown together.  Read more here
Online Events
This Zoom session, taking place today, offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions and discuss how churches can live stream from a place of worship. There will be a panel, including Digital and Social Media Officer Richard Earnshaw and DAC Secretary Lisa McIntyre, hosting the discussion. To book a place please send an email to communications@leeds.anglican.org
We are not returning to the 'same old, same old' we are Re-Imagining the Church (Lockdown lessons meets The Acts of the Apostles). A webinar for the Diocese of Leeds on Thursday, September 3 from 10.30am to 12.00pm with Sophie Jelley (Bishop of Doncaster), Philip North (Bishop of Burnley) and Robin Gamble. This is a joint venture between the diocesan communications and church growth teams. Book a place by sending an email to communications@leeds.anglican.org
Online drop in chats where questions are answered about worship with a creation care theme, energy efficiency and church buildings, churchyards, community engagement, funding, campaigning and much more. The first will take place on Tuesday, September 15 at 2pm. Follow this link to find out more and how to attend.
On Tuesday, September 8 at 7.30pm a chance to find out m ore about the Diocese of Leeds Rhythm of Life initiative and have your questions answered. It will be host ed by Bishop of Wakefield, Tony Robinson. To register your interest and to receive the Zoom meeting link, please email RoL@leeds.anglican.org
The COVID-19 section of our website, designed to give easy access to information and resources regarding coronavirus, is continually updated. It can be accessed via the banner on the home page and contains links to Church of England advice for parishes, clerg y and worshippers, plus downloadable material from the national church. Read more here
The Diocese has created a new guidance document which we hope will help parishes think through the challenges of emerging from lockdown. Specific guidance contained within this section of the website will need to be applied to different situations, but we hope Lifting the Lockdown will encourage and support wider planning.
It is with gr eat sadness that the trustees of Cornerstone Book Shop announce that it will cease trading at the end of September. The shop will remain open until the end of September with the aim of selling as much stock as possible. Please continue to support Cornerstone by ordering books or resources by phone on 01756 793673 or email books@cornerstoneskipton.co.uk
Each week Bradford Cathedral launches a how-to video for families with children to create amazing cra ft projects and learn more about the Bible. Visit www.bradfordcathedral.org for this week's activity, based around the parable of how the kingdom of heaven is like finding a pearl of great value, as well as all previous projects!
The latest edition of the Churc h Growth Newsletter is now available. Follow this link to find inspirational reflections from the Revd Canon Robin Gamble, Bishop's Adviser for Church Growth, up coming events and the latest Fresh Expressions news. Why not subscribe to the Church Growth mailing list to receive it regularly?
Throughout May and June the Communications Team ran a number of online training cours es . Recordings of these can be accessed here on the Diocese of Leeds website. It includes training on creating video for church and how to use social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
How to bring digital learning developed during lockdown into our reopening churches is the subject of a new resource page on our website’s COVID-19 section. Taking church online has presented a number of new opportunities and as church buildings prepare to host services with congregations once more, a new missional horizon presents itself. Read more here
The latest edition of Money For Mission, produced by our stewardship, income generation and finance teams is now available. Here they hope to answer some of the questions you may have around church finances and provide useful resources and information. Follow this link to read it.
A great variety of resources, online training and learning communities can be found on the Diocese of Leeds Digital Learning Platform - 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 and his most recent entries can be viewed here .
The Diocese of Leeds has launched an emergency appeal to support our brothers and sisters in Sudan. We are asking for funds for emergency food and supplies for those across the country who rely on the church for s upport or survival. Watch a video about the appeal here.
The Leeds Diocesan Internship Scheme is an amazing opportunity to explore more of what it means to be a discip le of Christ and to serve his church. Watch this video from Director of Interns, Joanna Seabourne, to find out more.
Bishop Nick addresses parishes across the diocese on the challenges of dealing with COVID-19. A version of the message translated into British Sign Language and with subtitles can also be found here.
St Matts is a newly-formed resource church in Leeds seeking to bless and renew Burley, Leeds and beyond. St Matts are looking for someone to undertake a short-term feasibility study to identify the potential for growing the work of the church in the parish of Burley and its vicinity.  Find out more here
The St Hild Centre for Church Planting Relationship Manager role has been created to support the development and operation of the new St Hild Centre for Church Planting, part of St Hild College. Their aim is to equip people for church planting through effective networking, excellent mentoring and training, and high quality theological reflection in context.  Find out more here
Bradford Cathedral are excited to share that they are looking for a new Income Development Officer on a full-time basis to build on the significant contribution that the previous postholder has made to the financial robustness of this cathedral.  Find out more here
Useful links & Information
For safeguarding issues, contact: 
Carla Darbyshire 07399 809732 or
Jenny Leccardi  07872 005189 or
 Narinder Lyon  07872 005309
Moves and Appointments

Revd Claire Corley to be Interim Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Wortley and Farnley (Leeds EA)

Revd Captain Christopher Paul Tyler to be Interim Priest of the parishes of St John, Birkby and Christ Church, Woodhouse (Huddersfield EA)
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 Enews is published twice a month. The next edition will be sent out on August 13. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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