We are not returning to the 'same old, same old' we are Re-Imagining the Church. Here is a webinar for the Diocese of Leeds featuring Sophie Jelley (Bishop of Doncaster), Philip North (Bishop of Burnley) and Robin Gamble (Diocese of Leeds Adviser for Church Growth). This is a joint venture between the diocesan communications and church growth teams including 4 talks on: dynamic worship, connecting with our communities, prophetic impact and renewed commitment to evangelism.
Sam Corley, the Rector of Leeds, shares a short update about the exciting progress being made to Holy Trinity, Boar Lane. It is hoped works, to help create a new place of worship and prayer for the centre of Leeds, will be complete towards the end of the year. Read more here about the progress of some of the current SDF projects taking place across the diocese.
The Diocese of Leeds has launched an emergency appeal to support our brothers and sisters in Sudan. We are asking for funds for emergency food and supplies for those across the country who rely on the church for support or survival. Find out more here - https://www.leeds.anglican.org/sudan/initiatives
Bishop Nick addresses parishes across the diocese on the challenges of dealing with COVID-19. A version of the message translated into British Sign Language and with subtitles can be found here.
A celebration service for year six leavers in the city of Bradford including songs, prayers and examples of work created by children in the city.
The Leeds Diocesan Internship scheme is an amazing opportunity to explore more of what it means to be a disciple of Christ and to serve his church. It is designed to equip you for life, work and leadership. The scheme runs from September to July and involves practical placements, training and community living. Here is the Revd Joanna Seabourne, Director of Interns, speaking more about the scheme. To find out more go to our dedicated page here or if you would like to express your interest contact Joanna on Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bishop of Leeds was the first to re-enter Wakefield Cathedral as it reopened for prayer and reflection on Wednesday, July 1 after more than three months in lockdown. The Rt Revd Nick Baines lit a candle on the altar and said a prayer for all those who have died during the pandemic and those who have lost loved ones, family and friends.
The Diocese of Leeds is running online webinars over the summer on a variety of environmental issues. Hear from some of those leading this training on what to expect! See more details on the training here.
Here one of our stewardship officers, Becky, offers some ideas to help keep fundraising going even when your church community is apart.