Diocesan Enews
Welcome to the Enews for August 22

Welcome to the latest Enews with events, resources, news and more.
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Young people have gathered for this summer’s Ripon Venture camps, which combine fun activities with Christian engagement. Guided by various leaders, two week-long residential courses at Ripon Grammar School for 11 to 18-year-olds included team-building exercises, such as gorge scrambling, cave exploration and group games. Read more here
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 group leaders from different churches to meet and share their experience of ministering with young families.   Read more here
Clergy and laity are being encouraged to write about faith for newspapers and secular publications by the local author of many successful articles. Retired vicar Revd Peter Dodson, lives and worships in the parish of Holy Trinity, Ripon and has notched up five years of providing thought-provoking copy for the Ripon Gazette every month. Read more here
A “prayer map” of places, days and times where anyone can share prayer is being compiled for our diocese. “It sometimes seems as if we are a bit bashful about letting everyone know that our churches are places where Christians pray, by themselves and together with others,” said Canon Paul Maybury, Diocesan Prayer and Spirituality Coordinator. Read more here
A calling to protest against global climate change led one of our priests to take part in Extinction Rebellion's recent day of action in Leeds. Revd Jon Swales, Mission Priest at the Lighthouse Project, Leeds, has told how he was prepared to risk arrest, such was his commitment to highlighting the plight of the planet.   Read more here
A photo competition to celebrate all Christian life, great and small, across our diocese has returned 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
Around the Areas
Christian community life through the years starred in a special slideshow to mark the 150th anniversary of worship at Christchurch, Windhill . Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Toby Haworth was one of many visitors who attended a well-attended service at the Christchurch Local Ecumenical Partnership, beside Leeds Road, Shipley. Read more here
A weekend-long celebration to toast 200 years of faithful worship at Holy Trinity , Huddersfield, is open to one and all. All the clergy, musicians and congregations of the churches in Huddersfield are invited to events and a special Evensong next month. Read more here
Even if it raineth every day, St Edmund’s Roundhay will be better protected, thanks to a £10,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant towards roof and guttering repairs. Broadcaster and journalist Huw Edwards, Vice President of The National Churches Trust, said: "I’m delighted that St Edmund’s church is being helped...The work...will help secure the future of an historic building.”  Read more here
A muscle-crunching 150 mile cycle ride along the Leeds-Liverpool canal has been completed by two fundraisers, to mark the 150th anniversary of St Thomas’s Church Sutton in Craven. The ride, completed by the Revd Brian Greenfield and Simon Collings raised money for two causes important to the community. Read more here
Wakefield Cathedral has just teamed up with The Real Junk Food Project to use food destined for waste in the Cathedral Kitchen and help alleviate food poverty. This is part of a new initiative at the Cathedral called Eat Up, Stand Up which will see a regular Pay As You Feel meal served in the Cathedral Kitchen every three months from September. 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.
On Saturday, October 26 at St George's Centre, Leeds the charity Project Bonhoeffer are hosting a conference called "Faith in Our Democracy Today." It is a free event featuring keynote spea kers Tom Greggs (professor of Theology at Aberdeen) and Deidre Brower Latz (Principle of Nazarene theological college), followed by workshops. For more information please follow this link.
Caring for Creation Together is a day for all ages to experience how to develop Church ministry to include the Environment. Please come with ideas to share and ready for time outdoors.The event will take place on Thursday, August 29 at St John’s Sharow. Drinks and ice creams will be provided. Read more and book a place here.
At 2pm on Saturday, August 31 in Bradford Cathedral there will be a service of thanksgiving to celebrate 60 years of ministry at Scargill House in the Dales. There is an open invitation for anyone who feels a connection to Scargill House to join them for a service of cele bration followed by tea and legendary Scargill cake! Please register your place via Eventbrite.
The Leeds School of Theology have some important developments starting this Autumn, including a night school starting in Septem ber. It offers a one-year course in ‘Foundations in Christian Theology’. This course runs from September to July over 20 Monday evening sessions, following the academic calendar with breaks for Half Terms, Christmas and Easter. 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
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.
"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 September was delivered around the diocese last week -   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.
 .. .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
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
These roles will be with a Resourcing Church in Bradford or Keighley. These roles are for a 2 year term starting in September 2019, 20 hours per week and come with a salary of £10k per annum. Find out more here
Would you like to be part of leading life changing youth work in the community of Normanton? They are seeking a confident Youth Worker to lead groups, trips and events.
Useful links & Information
For safeguarding issues, contact: 
Jenny Price 07800 740001 
Jenny Leccardi  07872 005189 or
Narinder Lyon  07872 005309
Moves and Appointments
Revd Jennifer Lane to be Rector of the Lower Swale Benefice (Ripon EA)
Revd Andrew Steer, to be Priest in Charge of Gargrave with Coniston Cold and Kirkby in Malhamdale (Ripon 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 September 5. Area news stories to enews@leeds.anglican.org   
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