Taking church online has presented a number of new opportunities and technological challenges. As churches reopen their buildings and host services with congregations once more, a new missional horizon presents itself. Streaming services has gone from being a luxury item to a necessity for many churches. Here is Lisa, our DAC Secretary, offering some top tips to help get you started with broadcasting from a place of worship. Access the newly created Broadcasting from a place of worship toolkit here for more live streaming help - www.leeds.anglican.org/broadcasting-worship-online
The Parish Giving Scheme is an established planned giving scheme for churches that was launched across the Diocese of Leeds in January 2020. Here are some short testimonies from church members across our diocese, who explain how the scheme has helped them with their church finances and giving.
Following months of restrictions, the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, decided now would be a good time to formally thank Debbie Child on behalf of the diocese, for her remarkable and loyal service to the Church of England in our region.
Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley leads the Church of England Digital Harvest Service, reflecting on climate change, farming and the beauty of nature. During the service she is joined by members of St John's Church in Sharrow and we hear reflections from Yorkshire Dales farmers and a painter based in the Ripon area.
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.email@example.com