Diocesan E-News Bulletin - September

Diocesan e-news
Welcome to the e-news 
for September 15
Welcome to this week's e-news - find out where your vicar was last week, read about a host of events across the diocese, and catch up with news and resources. Send your events to enews@leeds.anglican.org  for the next edition on September 29  
September 15   Pray for Leeds lunch, St George's, with Revd Jonathan Clark,12.1-30pm. More.
September 15 Gala Dinner for World Curry Festival, Bradford Cathedral, 6.30pm. More here 

September 16 Harvest Supper & Big Quiz with BBC TV Eggheads. 7.30pm, Wakefield Cathedral. More.
September 16-17  Building the Kingdom of God in local parish churches - Iran & Britain Together Food, fellowship, learning at St Paul, Manningham. More.
September 17  How Jesus read his Bible, Leeds Church Institute, 10-12, 1-3pm. More.

September 17  Resourcing Churches to engage with Primary Schools Speakers & workshops 10-3pm, David Young Academy, Seacroft. More.

September 17  Harvest event with knicker mountain 6.30pm, St Thomas, Bradley, Huddersfield. More.

September 17 National Harp Orchestra  7.30pm Unity Works, Wakefield in aid of Chantry Chapel. More. 

September 17 Bakery demonstration with Baker Mike. Cononley, nr Keighley, 7pm . More here
September 17  Celebrate Five 
at, Halifax Minster. 
Now postponed until the New Year

September 17  Brass at the Movies

Lightcliffe & Clifton Band, 7.30pm, St Peter's, Sowerby. More.
September 17 Colne Valley Male Voice Choir celebrate 365th anniversary of St Bartholomew's, Meltham, 7.30pm. More. 

September 18  Come & sing Evensong,

St Matthew's Chapel Allerton, 4-7.30pm. More.
Septmber 18 ICFEM presentation with Solomon Nabie from Kenya. 6pm, St John's,Kirkheaton. More.
September 21  Pilgrimage around Leeds, with Leeds Church Institute, 11am-2pm. More

September 21 Celebration of Peace

with schools, mayor and faith leaders. 2pm, Huddersfield Parish Church. More. 

September 21-24  Preaching Peace -
renowned theologian Michael Hardin leads a series of seminars St Andrew's Kildwick. More here
September 23  Leaflet & Publicity Design Workshop 1pm, Cottingley Cornerstone Centre. More.

September 23/24  Jonathan Veira Larger than Life Tour 
23 - 7.30pm, St Matthew's Wilsden, Bingley. More

24 - 7.30pm, Holy Trinity, Huddersfield. More.
September 24  Godly Play Morning
9.30am Halifax Minster. More.
September 24   Living & Praying the Prophetic Life with Revd Henriette Howarth, 10-3.30pm at the Mirfield Centre. More.
September 24   Harrogate School of Theology and Mission 
with Dr Alan Garrow at St Mark's Harrogate 10am - More here 


September 24  Choral evensong with Concordiamici 4pm St Aidan's, Hellifield. More. 

September 24  Celebrate Five 
Encouraging church growth across the diocese. 7.30pm, Bradford Cathedral. More.
September 24  Full of Life - a fortnight of events celebrating older people across Bradford. More. 
September 27  Bereavement Support Training 4 week course led by Revd Anne Wood at All Saints, Batley. More. 
Sep 27, Oct 4, 13 & 20  Scripture, Mission & Human Sexuality. Four seminars, St Aidan's Chapel Harrogate, 7.30pm. More here 


September 29  The Shape of Discipleship
with Bishop John Pritchard 6.30pm, Wakefield Cathedral. More.
September 29  Website Workshop for Huddersfield Area. 6.30pm, Huddersfield Parish Church. More.
September 30  Bishop Nick on Chris Evans show, Radio 2 approx 9.15am 


September 30  The Tent of Meeting:

ecclesiological art & the imagination with artist Mark Cazalet. 10.30am Mirfield Centre. More. 

September 30, The Dean's Banquet, Ripon Cathedral, 7pm. More here 


October 1-2 Biblical Scarecrow Festival St Mary's, Gomersal. More.
October 1-2 Angel Festival
Langcliffe Church & village. Displays, events, teas & evensong. More.
October 1 Seeds of Silence with Dr Alison Woolley. 10-12pm, St Stephen's Hall, Steeton. More.  
October 1 Celebrate Five Karin Shaw and Bishop James celebrating local church growth. 10am Ripon Cathedral. More.
October 1 Clifton & Lightcliffe Band 7.15pm, St Mary's, Wyke. More.
October 2 Harvest Cafe Church 9.30am, St James' Rawthorpe. More.
October 2 Evensong celebrating Harvest Come & sing 3.45pm rehearsal for 6pm service, St Mary's Whitkirk. More.  
October 7   Launch of Theos report, 'Religion & Well Being', St John's College, Durham, 4.30pm. More.


October 8  Creative Tensions in Spiritual Direction 10.45am-2.45pm, St Peter's Gildersome. For Spiritual Directors in the diocese. More.
October 8 Celebrate Five Morning workshops & celebration at 4.30pm, Leeds Monster. More.

October 8 Love changes everything

with Tabitha Webb. 7pm, St John's, Great Horton. More.

October 9 Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir 2pm, St James' Clapham. More.

October 9 Songs of Praise for Autumn with Marske Choir 6.30pm, St Agatha's, Gilling West. More.

October 10 No present like the time

Open quiet day with Revd Jenny Savage. 10-4pm, Parcevall Hall. More.
October 10-13 Autumn Rambling in the Dales at Parcevall Hall. More.
October 10 Robert Plane & Sacconi Quartet start season of concerts at Ripon Cathedral 7.30pm. More.
October 13 CAP Money Course
in money management. First of three. 7pm, St John's, Lepton. More.
October 14-15 Beer Festival at All Saints Elland, supporting local charities. More

October 15 Healthy Minds for all ages 9.30-2pm, St Peter's, Shipley. More. 
October 15 Friends of Holy Land Gathering 10-4pm, Leeds RC Cathedral. More. 

October 15 Open Day @ St Mary's, Embsay 12-4pm celebrating roof restoration & church. More.

October 15 Doors of Perception The spiritual & theological significance of icons. 10-3.30pm, Mirfield Centre. More.
October 15 Brian McLaren  Day Conference at St Mark's, Harrogate with
Bishop Nick. 10am-4pm More here 
October 15 Celebrate Five
7.30pm Wakefield Cathedral. More.
October 15 Last Night of the Proms 7.30pm, St Bartholomew Meltham. More.
October 15 Follow the Fleece Music, readings & poetry celebrating harvest. 7.30pm, Menston Parish Church. More.



More events on our Events pages here

Clergy vacancies
Revd John Hamilton (RIP) Readers will be saddened to hear of the death of the Revd John Hamilton, the Vicar of Holy Trinity church, Cookridge, north Leeds. Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, Caroline, children Catherine and Jennifer, family and friends. More here

For safeguarding issues, contact: Jenny Price, 07800 740001
Jenny Leccardi
, 07872 005189  or Narinder Lyon, 07872 005309 
Safeguarding Training in 2016.

The Who's Who directory lists clergy & diocesan staff (email addresses & phone numbers). Access it here

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Hope16, diocese's first clergy conference, a winner
400 clergy from the diocese spent three days at Liverpool Hope University last week for the first Diocesan Clergy Conference, Hope16. There were keynote talks, a debate on Science and Faith with Professors Brian Cox and David Wilkinson, entertainment and time for meeting others. Find out more

Prof Brian Cox in faith-science debate at conference
Two leading scientists with very different views on faith have debated science, the cosmos and human meaning in front of 400 clergy. Speaking at Hope16, Profs Brian Cox and David Wilkinson introduced concepts including multiple universes and inflationary cosmology. More here

New webpages were launched this week from the diocesan Education Team. They aim to provide a 'one stop shop' of guidance, information and advice for the wide range of stakeholders involved in our schools. Find out more here. Visit the new Education micro-site here

Diocese's first Director of Communications
The diocese has appointed Chris Tate as its first Director of Communications. Chris is currently a Chief Reporter at the Bradford Telegraph & Argus. Bishop Nick says, "Chris will bring a new perspective and a bank of journalistic experience which will help us focus well beyond the Church." More here.

Are you ready to celebrate your church growth?
Growth comes in all shapes and sizes. Celebrate Five are five big celebration events, one in each episcopal area, led by our bishops, to mark and encourage growth. The Halifax celebration has been postponed until the new year but four others begin this month, starting with Bradford.  Find out more here.

It was a huge achievement to reach the final of the national Church Times Cricket Cup, but in the end the clergy team from the Diocese of Leeds were defeated by 9 wickets in their match against a more experienced Diocese of London team. The team had travelled to Southgate in north London direct from the diocesan clergy conference in Liverpool. More here

17-19 York Place
From September 28, the diocese will be based at its new central office, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX. The four existing offices will be closed on Thu 22 and Fri 23 September to prepare for the move on Mon 26 and Tues 27. Staff will be fully occupied on those days so please if possible avoid contacting the office during that time. We look forward to welcoming you to the new offices. Read more here.


Helping your church engage with primary schools
'Resourcing churches to engage with primary schools' is a conference for the diocese (Moyes Centre, Leeds), September 17 - helping churches to develop good relations with their local schools. Booking Form & Workshop details now available.

Photo competition for diocesan office 
Only two weeks left to enter our photo competition, the winners of which will feature in the new diocesan office in Leeds. There are three categories (including a children's category). Closing date: 30 September. More here.

Living & Praying the Prophetc Life
A reflective study day led by Revd Henriette Howarth, 10-3.30pm, 24 September at the Mirfield Centre. We are invited to hear the urgent call to pray and live prophetically in the world. More.

Website workshop for Huddersfield area  
A free website workshop for churches in the Huddersfield area, 29 September, run by Churchesaliveonline  Find out more and book now.

Follow Me 3
The Follow Me talks return to Wakefield this autumn. Bishop Tony Robinson, has announced five evening teaching sessions at Wakefield Cathedral with a variety of speakers to explore faith and discipleship. First up is Bishop John Pritchard on 29 September. More details here

Leeds DAC are hosting two training sessions, on Health and Safety and Risk Assessment for churchwardens and/or other parish officers next October 11 - one in Knaresborough, one in Pontefract. Find out more here 

Christian theologian & author, Brian McLaren, visits Harrogate on 15 October for 'The Great Spiritual Migration', a conference based on his latest book. Bishop Nick will also be taking part. Full details here - and an online video from Brian McLaren here 

Healthy Minds for all ages
Nurturing good mental health and wellbeing throughout the stages of life. Ideas & resources for individuals and congregations. 15 October, 9.30am-2pm, St Peter's Shipley. More details & booking here.

Bradford Cathedral with 'Thinking Faith' is organising a unique conference for Christians in business later this year. 'Business and the Kingdom' takes place on November 12 with a range of national and international speakers - more details


The Archbishop of York will be one of the guest speakers at 'Believe in Shipley' a 10 day Christian festival taking place 25 Sept - 2 October. Local resident, the Bishop of Bradford, will also be hosting a curry evening at the local Aagrah restaurant as part of the festival. Find out more

Vicars and imams come together from across the Pennines for an inter-faith cricket match between Yorkshire and Lancashire at the Community of the Resurrection this Saturday (17th). More.

Four people from St Mary's Honley braved the shave, donated their hair to the Little Princess Trust and raised nearly £2000 for Macmillan. Read more of this inspiring story.

St Luke's Holbeck are collecting donations for Iraqi and Syrian refugees (for the winter months) from 18-25 Sept. More here.

Join a monthly, year-long Pilgrimage around Leeds, walking the Leeds Country Way, to pray for the city's people and the environment. Begins 21 Sept. More here.

Women and children refugee and asylum seekers have enjoyed a weekend in the Yorkshire Dales thanks to a group of organisations in Malham including St Michael the Archangel church. They took part in the Sunday morning service, sharing their stories. More here 

New canons - A former city banker and an ex-international businessman are amongst three members of the clergy who have been installed as canons at Ripon Cathedral this month. More here

Young people from the church in South Ossett spent the weekend learning how to survive as homeless or refugees. Challenges included building shelters from pallets and tarpaulin and working out how to cook a meal from an emergency food parcel with limited facilities. The Slum Suvivor weekend highlights a little of what it's like for those less fortunate at home and abroad. More.


The October paper edition of the Leeds Diocesan News is available to download and print. It features news from Hope16, the clergy conference, Bishop Nick's reflections on the three days as well as news from across the diocese Read your copy of this months Diocesan news here

Prayer across the diocese
The October - December edition of the Prayer Diary is now available on the website to pray for people and places across the diocese and world. Also Prayers for Overseas Links - Tanzania, Sudan & Erfurt.   

Twelve years ago, a Church Army evangelist started a new church, 'Sorted', with a small group of Bradford skateboarders. Since then it has grown and grown, and now Captain Andy Milne has written a book about the experience - The DNA of Pioneering Ministry - to be launched in Leeds on 8 November. More here

Places of Worship: security funding scheme
Home Office grants to provide protective security measures for places of worship in England & Wales. Deadline for bids: 5pm, 20 September. A second round in spring 2017. Details of qualifying criteria and how to bid can be found here.

The 2016 version of the Practice Guidance Safer Recruitment has been published which updates guidance to parishes on all matters relating to safer recruitment. Find it on the diocesan website safeguarding page here along with a range of relevant forms to help you with safer recruitment.


Bishop Nick's blog also includes his Thought for the Day and Chris Evans show scripts. Click here to have a look.

Two leading scientists with very different views of faith took part in last week's clergy conference Hope16. Professor Brian Cox and Professor David Wilkinson were also interviewed about their contributions, and why they agreed to speak in front of 400 clergy about 'Science, the cosmos and human meaning'. Watch them both here 

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You can 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 29. Either use one of the addresses above for area news stories or enews@leeds.anglican.org
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