Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for September 5

Welcome to the latest Enews with events, resources, news and more.
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Prayer, safety and support was provided to those in need at this year’s Leeds Festival. 170 volunteers attended the four day event as Festival Angels. Launched in 2011, the Festival Angels project has grown to become a valued part of the Fest ival organisation and this year included a prayer café, de tached teams and lost property service.  Read more here
Rising concerns over a “no-deal Brexit” have prompted a group of 25 Church of England bishops, including Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, to issue an open letter on the need for national reconciliation. Read the full text here
Well-known BBC broadcaster and journalist, the Revd Richard Coles will kick off this year’s Follow Me 6 series of inspirational teaching sessions which are organised by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson. Bishop Tony launched the Follow Me events in 2014 as opportunities for people to learn more about discipleship. Read more here
Young people across the diocese and beyond will benefit from a palace to palace sponsored trek and cycle in aid of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust. On Monday 9 September 2019, ten York business leaders will begin a six-day journey from Bishopthorpe Palace to Lambeth Palace, London. Read more here
Around the Areas
Beer and hymns blended at a special Bank Holiday service held in an Apperley Bridge pub garden. Some 60 people sipped and sang in blazing sunshine at the Dog and Gun at the service organised by folk from St John’s Community Church, Greengates and Apperley Bridge. Read more here
Choral singing is booming at Halifax Minster and to celebrate it is launching two new choirs for children and adults. The vicar of Halifax Minster, the Revd Canon Hilary Barber, is also now able to hand over the role of Director of Music, after three great years during which the minster choir has gone from strength to strength. Read more here
The builders are in and work is well underway to create a new community hub at St Luke’s Holbeck . Through refurbished meeting rooms, a revamped IT suite and a community kitchen the church hope to work with partners to run a drop-in service, youth and children’s work, and social cohesion and employability projects for the local area.  Read more here
A prayerful walk to “beat the bounds” around Ripon took place over the scorching August Bank holiday, organised by worshippers at the city’s Holy Trinity church. Revd Chris Butler, Vicar of Holy Trinity, hit on the idea of the ecumenical 10 mile walk along the Sanctuary Way with the emphasis on prayer in the great outdoors. Read more here
Dishing up delicious healthy food for diners at Wakefield Cathedral’s Kitchen has taken an eco-friendly turn for Ea Nielsen, who runs the popular social enterprise café. It has been widely reported that the café, which helps fund work at the Cathedral, has now tea med up with The Real Junk Food Project to use food which would otherwise go to waste . Read more here
Social & Digital Media is everywhere and quickly becoming one of the most important ways in which we communicate and view information. If you are responsible for social and digital media in your church you are welcome to come to Church House on Tuesday, September 17 from 10am for a day exploring digital and social media for churches. Read more and book your place here
Taking place in each of the areas, we are inviting people to join us for Social Media Skills Camps. These evenings aim to bring people to gether to share, discuss and discover how we can best use social media in our churches. The next will be at St Mark's, Harrogate on Wednesday, September 11 at 7pm. Find out more and book a place here.
St Robert's Church are holding their annual Beer Festival on 13th and 14th September, with a Family Fun Day on the Saturday. Come along for beer, wine, proseco and good food, and on the 14th enjoy games, activities, stalls and a teddy-bear zip line! The Family Fun day is free for all to enjoy, while tickets for the Beer Festival cost £15 . For more information please follow this link.
On Saturday, September 14 a workshop will be taking place in Manchester to explore the ways in which places of worship can engage with the wider community and build mutually beneficial partnerships in a positive, meaningfu l and long-lasting way. It will be held at Long Street Methodist Church. For more information and to book a place please follow this link.
Toddler Ministry is a growing area of work for our Children, Young People and Families team with development sessions taking place across the diocese. These gatherings enable toddler gro up leaders from different churches to meet and share their experience of ministering with young families. The first is taking place at Huddersfield Parish Church on Tuesday, September 10. Read more here
Follow Me 6 is an invitation from Bishop Tony to attend a sixth season of evening teachings at Wakefield Cathedral to explore faith and discipleship. At the first of this season’s events, taking place on Thursday, September 12 at 6.30pm the Reverend Richard Coles will speak about a Cloud of Witnesses. 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
Creationtide or the Season of Creation is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1st September to 4th October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. The Church of England have produced lots of helpful resources available to Download, to help your church or Christian community mark The Season of Creation.  Find out more here
The free monthly printed news for September has been delivered around the diocese -   check pick-up points and where your church's are here. This month's issue includes: flood hit communities pulling together, CofE funds for Keighley Churches and the ordination of 16 new priests.
"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 August 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 latest edition of the Environment e-bulletin, God's Green Fingers, came out in July. I t is very much worth a read, this edition includes events, resources and all the latest environment news. Read the latest edition here.
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 Treasurer's Update.
 .. .is the name of Bishop Nick's blog, which includes his appearances in the House of Lords and can be viewed here .
This is Becky Nicholson, our Lead Stewardship Officer, talking about some important up and coming training this Autumn that is available for those wanting to know more about church fundraising and applying for grants. Watch the video here
The parish of Bilton wish to appoint a Director of Music and Organist to continue our rich and varied musical tradition. The successful applicant will be expected to share in the ongoing development of our worship. Find out more here
The Parochial Church Council of St Giles with St Mary’s is looking for a gifted, experienced and skilled administrator to come and join the parish on a part-time basis to support our ministry and mission. 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 Canon Rachel Firth to be Area Dean of Huddersfield and Joint Area Dean of Kirkburton
Revd Julie Clarkson to be Priest in Charge of Settle, Giggleswick and Rathmell with Wigglesworth
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 September 19. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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