Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for January 23

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Pray for the Police is the central message of a new step by step guide to help faith communities engage with the service in its many guises. The national document has been produced by Faith and Police Together - an initiative backed by the National Police Chief’s Council and the College of Policing. Read more here
Wellsprings Together were delighted to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to see the vital work of the Near Neighbours Programme in Bradford. The royal couple were hosted at the Khidmat Centre in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the UK to learn about the work that is being done to bring people together. Read more here
Pilgrimages to and from our cathedrals will have new importance this year, as part of the Association of English Cathedrals’ ‘Year of Pilgrimage’ scheme. Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield Cathedrals all have day pilgrimages based around them, with links to other major churches in the diocese such as Halifax and Dewsbury Minsters. Read more here
Northern universities are working in partnership with the Church of England to provide opportunities for people training for the priesthood to learn about cutting-edge science, as part of a £3.4 million project aimed at transforming the relationship between science and faith. Read more here
New Church Representation Rules came into force on 1st January 2020. These are an impor tant tool as you prepare for your parish’s Annual Meeting. For useful information about the changes follow this link to the Diocesan website.
Around the Areas
Food parcels, given as a wedding gift to a newlywed couple near Bradford, have been donated to Sandale Hub Food Bank. Helen and David Bland received a wedding blessing towards the end of 2019 and whilst organising the day, the couple quickly decided that they didn’t need any of the usual wedding presents. Read more here
A church in the Huddersfield area have been showing what successful mid-week ministry can look like , and how their children’s group has improved the life of the whole church. St John the Baptist Coley’s Hill-Top-Tots has grown from small beginnings to be a key part of the church’s ministry to the local area, focussing on the whole family. Read more here
A church in our diocese is part of a national movement encouraging Christian groups to divest from fossil fuels. Pudsey Parish Church has announced their divestment from fossil fuels as part of the Epiphany Declaration for Fossil Free Churches from Operation Noah, as one of 20 Christian organisations across the country. Read more here
Yorkshire’s farming community was celebrated at Ripon Cathedral on Plough Sunday with the Cathedral’s traditional service . The service, held in conjunction with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, continues a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages when the ploughs were blessed and prayers offered for God’s continuing providence. Read more here
A new exhibition of photographic work by blind photographer and veteran Brian Goodall that explores the abbeys and priories of Yorkshire is to be hosted at Wakefield Cathedral. Brian, who was diagnosed as blind in 2008, was inspired to create the exhibition entitled What Makes a Great Cathedral after visiting the cathedral of Notre-Dame. Read more here
Sri Lanka Awareness Day
Do you have contact or links with a project in Sri Lanka? If so, it would be great to hear from you. The diocesan Sri Lanka Task Group are hosting a Sri Lanka Awareness Day on Saturday 25 April, 10am at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Burley in Wharfedale, which coincides with the anniversary of last year's Easter terror attacks. There will be opportunity to showcase the links and projects churches/groups in the Diocese are involved with. If you would like to be involved, please contact Mark Edwards on edwmark06@gmail.com
For Clergy, Leaders and PCCs who want to lead their churches into growth, the Big Turn-A-Round Day takes place at St Christopher's Church, Holmewood on Saturday, March 14 at 10am. It will focus on creating a culture of growth, building an evangelistic strategy, making a good plan and clearing pathways for new people. The speakers will include N eil Short, Sharon Kaye and Robin Gamble. Find out more here .
On Thursday, January 30 at Otley Parish Church Spring Harvest Local is taking place. It is a chance to experience what the conference in April will be like and to gather for an evening of heartfelt worship, inspiring teaching and pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit. The e vening will start at 7.30pm and to book please visit springharvest.org/local.
All are welcome to Common Purpose , an event to bring together local stakeholders in the faith, voluntary and statutory sectors in Craven to build relationships and increase confidence in working together. It will take place on Wednesday, February 5 at Belle Vue Suite in Skipton from 9.30am. Find out more here
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Lilian Black, Chair of the Trustees of the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association and the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre at Huddersfield University, will give an address at Bradford Cathedral during their evensong on Sunday January 26 at 4pm. Find out more here
The Parenting for Faith Facebook watch party opens on 27 January. The Parenting for Faith video-based course is part of the wide-ranging initiative to help parents and carers nurture God-connected kids. Normally run in a church or community group, this is an exciting new opportunity to join a Facebook watch party from anywhere in the world. 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
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 February has been delivered around the diocese - check pick-up points and where your church's are here. February's issue includes: a new Archbishop of York and Diocesan Secretary, gratitude and faith shared amongst Christian and Muslim friends and a House of Lord's speech from Bishop Nick.
Everyday Faith is a Church of England discipleship campaign that started on Sunday 12 January 2020. 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
North West Publishing is a professional design and typesetting service, producing printed material for churches such as parish magazines and po sters. They have over 25 years of experience. For more information and to enquire then visit their website.
"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 .
A group from the Diocese of Leeds are preparing for a trip to Sri Lanka on February 6, to visit the church there and connect with the link dioceses of Colombo and Kuranegala. Throughout their trip, the group will be sharing their journey in a daily video diary and here is the first one. Take a look to meet the team who will be travelling in February and hear about what they are most looking forward to. Watch the video here
Fountains Church Bradford is a new City Centre Resource Church made possible through Strategic Development Funding. This is an exciting role with responsibility for overseeing the operational management of the church, to help realise the church’s vision.  Find out more here
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 Julie Anderson to be Area Dean of the Almondbury with Kirkburton Deanery (Huddersfied EA).
Revd Michael Scholey to be Self-Supporting Distinctive Deacon in Grimethorpe, South Kirby and Ryhill (Wakefield EA).
Revd Maureen Browell to be Spiritual Director for Cursillo in the Diocese of Leeds.
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 February 6. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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