Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for July 25

Welcome to the latest Enews with events, resources, news and more.
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Joyful celebrations took place as a new group of 16 men and women were ordained priests at services held across our diocese.  Follow this link to find out where our new priests were ordained and where they will be serving in the Diocese of Leeds.
The Church of England has announced a £490,000 fund to be shared amongst Anglican churches in Keighley that have a strong mission to help those battered by the storms of life. The cash will go towards both existing work and fresh initiatives, and support long-term commitments to local people.   Read more here
The Archbishop of York has lead over 100 students and staff from schools in Yorkshire on a pilgrimage to Taizé. The group, which includes students from Abbey Grange Academy and Bishop Young Academy in the Diocese of Leeds, departed for a week from Manor CE Academy on the 13th July.  Read more here
A photo competition to celebrate all Christian life, great and small, across our diocese is returning to coincide with the Summer holidays. “Capture a Christian Summer” is the theme of the fun project, which aims to generate a fantastic gallery of people and places of worship.   Read more here
The Bishop of Leeds was the speaker at a recent meeting of the Ecclesiastical Law Society held at Church House in Leeds, chaired by Professor Mark Hill, The Chancellor of the Diocese. It formed part of a series of Northern Province Lectures supported by Wrigley's Solicitors. Read more here
Bishop Paul Slater was one of the panel of experts at the launch of a three month city wide engagement process to find out what Leeds residents want their city to be like as it transitions to a zero carbon economy in the next ten years. Read more here
Around the Areas
Plans have been revealed to turn a Bradford nightclub into a new place of worship following the promise of investment from the national Church of England's Strategic Development Fund. A new planning application has been submitted to turn buildings at Glydegate Square from a nightclub into a church. Read more here
A Kirklees farm and its community received a 'big blessing' during a special service attended by members from the Almondbury Deanery and two local Green Party Councillors.The environment focused service was led by The Revd Canon Debby Plummer and held at Stirley Community Farm. Read more here
Building work on a new community hub at St Luke’s Holbeck , to help transform the estate of Holbeck and Beeston Hill, has begun. Over a hundred people from the local estate packed the church for a special celebration, which included an international meal, to mark that start of these works.  Read more here
Making her second visit to the 161st Great Yorkshire Show, Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley, the Area Bishop of Ripon, has been taking part in “excellent and lively conversations” with other faith leaders about the challenges to farming and food production.  Read more here
This month will see two familiar faces disappear from daily life at Wakefield Cathedral as they say goodbye to curate, Tim Stevens, and sub dean and canon pastor, Tony Macpherson. Tim's last service was on Sunday 21 July and Tony's will be on Sunday 28 July at 10am. Read more here
On Saturday, September 7 the first Church of England’s Labs Learning roadshow will be taking place. Held at St George’s Church, Leeds, the day-long digital conference aims to inspire and equip Church of England churches to sh are Good News, grow people’s faith and bring more people to faith by harnessing digital and social media. Read more 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.
Bradford Cathedral has launched its Autumn events programme . You can now find out more about the events, services and exhibitions to be held between September and December by visiting their website . You can also reserve your place for many of these events on their Eventbrite page.
On Friday, September 6 the Caring for your Churchyard Conference will be taking place at St Chad's Headingley from 10am. It is for all those interested in making the most of your churchyard to increase biodiversity and develop a space for all to enjoy. Read more and book a place here.
Heritage Open Days is England's largest free festival of history and culture and brings together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers each year. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, 2019 will be the biggest festival yet, taking place between 13 - 22 September. In 2018, almost 100 parishes across the Diocese took part, why don't you this year? Registration closes on August 1st. Find out more here.
Every three years existing Lay Pastoral Ministers are re-authorised to work alongside their incumbents in caring for communities and congregations. This year there will be two services. One will be for the Huddersfield EA on Sunday, September 15 and the other for the Wakefield EA on Sunday, September 22. Find out more here.
On Saturday, October 26 at Markenfield Hall and Ripon a day marking the 450th Anniversary of the Rising of the North will take place. Called 'Religious identity then and now' it has been arranged by the Ripon Support Group of the Anglican Centre Rome: promoting Christian unity in a divided world with Dr Keith Jones, The Revd Dr Callan Slipper and Dr Gregory Ryan. Find out more here.
Are you interested in visiting Sudan in late October/early November ? Visits have been successfully run for a number of years with small groups visiting churches, schools and other projects run by the Episcopal Church of Sudan. If you are interested please come to a meeting on Tuesday, August 6 at 7pm in Bradford (address tb supplied) or contact Revd Anne Russell on 07528 572072 or email sudanlinkcontact@gmail.com
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
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.
This summer do you fancy taking a pilgrimage? Then why not take the 33 mile self guided St Alkelda's Way Pilgrimage Walk through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales? The Pilgrimage, using prehistoric and Roman trackways, mostly goes from Settle to Middleham.  Find out more here.
"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.
Christian Aid are urging churches and people across Yorkshire to support an emergency appeal that is offering a lifeline to those impacted by torrential rain, floods and landslides that h ave misplaced millions of people across India, Bangladesh and Nepal. For more details and to make a donation please visit the Christian Aid website.
The free monthly printed news for August will be delivered around the diocese next week -   check pick-up points and where your church's are here. This month's issue includes: the ordination of 15 new deacons, national awards for two of our schools, a pilgrim in Spain and pets receiving a bishop's blessing.
 .. .is the name of Bishop Nick's blog, which includes his appearances in the House of Lords and can be viewed here .
Here is the last Clergy Cricket Vlog of 2019. This year we have followed the Diocese of Leeds as they have competed in the Church Times Cricket Cup. They faced the Diocese of London in the semi finals, so an all important place in the final was up for grabs. Watch it here
In between Ascension Day and Pentecost churches across the world were encouraged to pray for people to come to know Jesus as part of Thy Kingdom Come. Here is a video from St Matthias Church with Riverside in Leeds, sharing what they got up to. Watch the video here
The Diocese wishes to recruit an Administration Assistant who will support the Education team in the smooth running of the department.
The Diocese wishes to recruit a Lay Training Officer who will work collaboratively as part of the lay training team.
Useful links & Information
For safeguarding issues, contact: 
Jenny Price 07800 740001 
Jenny Leccardi  07872 005189 or
Narinder Lyon  07872 005309
Moves and Appointments
Revd Jill Perret to be Lay Ministries Development Officer in the Diocese of Bath and Wells
Revd Tom Ringland to be Incumbent for the Penhill Benefice (Ripon EA)
Revd Chrissy Wilson incumbent of Hampsthwaite, Killinghall and Birstwith has resigned her post 
Revd Karen Marshall to be Interim Priest-in-Charge St Thomas Heptonstall and St James Hebden Bridge
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 August 8. Area news stories to  enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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