Elections for General Synod, the Church's 'parliament', are taking place this year. Will you stand for synod? Will you stand to vote on important issues in the life of the church? Our diocese will be looking for people to stand as candidates in the elections that commence in the summmer. To find out more information watch the video above.
A group from the Diocese of Leeds are preparing for a trip to Sri Lanka on 6th February, to visit the church there and connect with the link dioceses of Colombo and Kuranegala. Throughout their trip, the group will be sharing their journey in a daily video diary and here is the first one. Take a look to meet the team who will be travelling in February and hear about what they are most looking forward to. Make sure to stay tuned for further video diary entries from the team, which will appear once they arrive in Sri Lanka on 7th February. Following the team's trip their will be a Sri Lanka Awareness Day on Saturday 25 April. This will provide an opportunity to find out more about the link, hear from those who went to Sri Lanka and remember the country one year on from the terrorist attacks. Find out more here.
The Rainbow Junction Cafe opened its doors in 2014 as part of The Real Junk Food Project network, at All Hallow's Church, Leeds. This Christmas they are continuing their work to reduce food waste, feed hungry people and build community. It is one of the ways that All Hallow's Church is serving it's community in Leeds during the Advent season.
It’s the greatest story ever told. Join Ripon Cathedral this Advent as they count down to Christmas... See all of their services at www.riponcathedral.org.uk/christmas-2019
It is advent, the time of year when churches across our diocese prepare for the coming of Christ. Here is a video from one of the churches, Horbury Parish Church, we are following this December as part of our Christmas Campaign #MyLeedsCofEAdvent. Here are some of the congregation sharing what events and plans they have to share the gift of Jesus. Find out more about our Christmas campaign here.
Ever wondered how decisions are made regarding the future of our Diocese? Ever wondered who makes those decisions and why? Diocesan Synod is where it all happens, where confident Christians, clergy and laity of all ages gather three times a year at different locations for the debate and decision making that governs our direction. Check out our vlog, taking you behind the scenes and showing what synod is all about. For more information about Diocesan Synod and how to be involved please contact Heather Burge on Heather.Burge@leeds.anglican.org
Watch the presidential address from Diocesan Synod, which took place on Saturday, October 19. Urgent political business in Westminster meant that Bishop Nick Baines was absent from the Diocesan Synod, meaning his presidential address was read out on his behalf by the Bishop of Kirkstall, The Rt Revd Paul Slater. Read the full report from synod here.
The Bishop of Leeds, Rt Revd Nick Baines, here introduces the Parish Giving Scheme. The Parish Giving Scheme is an established planned giving scheme for churches that will be launched across the Diocese of Leeds in January 2020. Parishes in the Diocese can pre-register to join the Parish Giving Scheme prior to its official launch in January. The Parish Giving Scheme is currently being piloted across the Diocese until the end of 2019. For more information and to book onto a launch event near you, please visit the Stewardship and Income Generation pages of our website here.
On Tuesday, November 5 you are welcome to the W-Word Day at St Paul's Church, Morley. The W-Word is all about Worship. Whatever our tradition, this day seeks to explore how we can lead worship in a way which touches people with a warmth of humanity and the wonderment of divinity. How we can create a doable act of worship which welcomes, connects, interests and makes people want to come back to our churches. Special Guest Speakers include: Revd Neil Short – Neil planted St James in the City in the Diocese of Liverpool Revd Helen Bent – Helen is a musician with a wealth of experience in both parish ministry and the training of worship leaders and musicians and Revd Robin Gamble Find out more and book your place here.
Young adults from across our region are embarking on an exciting learning journey as they start on our Diocesan Internship Scheme. The scheme brings together young people serving in churches across the diocese to stretch and challenge them in discipleship, to grow their gifts and skills and to help them discover more of what God is calling them to. Read more about it here