Young people from across the Diocese and beyond 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. This year also saw the launch of a third camp, Ripon 3, which welcomed around 50 young people between the ages of 8 to 11.
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. To find out more and book a place, please follow this link https://bit.ly/2YwrNPX
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. Last week they faced the Diocese of London in the semi finals, so an all important place in the final was up for grabs. Unfortunately, it was a loss for the Diocese of Leeds meaning the end to what has been another great season. Congratulations to the Diocese of London who will go on to play the final in September.
In between Ascension Day and Pentecost churches and Christians across the world were encouraged to pray for people to come to know Jesus as part of the Thy Kingdom Come global prayer movement. Here is a video from St Matthias Church with Riverside in Leeds, sharing the experiences of some of their congregation and what they did to participate in Thy Kingdom Come this year.
Clergy from the Diocese of Leeds have competed in their third match of the 69th Church Times Cricket Cup against the The Diocese of Litchfield. The Diocese of Leeds one another competitive match, meaning they have now reached the knock out stages. Check out the teams third video blog here, sharing their time together and journey to try and win the Cup. Their next match was against the Diocese of Carlisle which took place on 10th June.
Enthusiasm for the future, positive financial news, the need to respect differing views and the Church of England’s ability to bridge Brexit divides all featured at the Diocesan Synod in Harrogate on Saturday, June 8. Bishop of Leeds, the Right Revd Nick Baines gave his first Presidential Address after returning from his sabbatical, which can be viewed here. To read more about what happened during diocesan synod follow this link.
We are really excited to welcome people from across the diocese on Monday, June 3 to a Social and Digital Media Day for Churches. We are privileged to be joined by The Church of England Digital team who will be presenting their knowledge and wisdom. Check out our video where one of the attendees Becky shares why she is looking forward to the day! Richard Earnshaw, Digital and Social Media Officer, also explains everything about the up and coming Social Media Skills Camps in 2019. For more inforation and to book onto one of our social media training events, follow this link.
This week clergy from the Diocese of Leeds competed in their second match of the 69th Church Times Cricket Cup against the The Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese of Leeds came back from the brink to win a very closely fought match with both teams doing their diocese's proud. A second victory in a row keeps their journey to the final alive and well. Check out the teams second video blog here, sharing their time together and journey to try and win the Cup. Their next match will be against the Diocese of Litchfield in a couple of week time.
Clergy from the Diocese of Leeds came together for the start of a new cricket season, competing in their first match of the 69th Church Times Cricket Cup against the Diocese's of Chester and Liverpool. Every year diocese's compete against one another to win a cricket competition which was first held in 1951. It brings together Diocesan teams from across the country, with just over half of English Dioceses submitting teams. Teams can consist of both men and women and the tournament brings a friendly rivalry between the country’s Dioceses. This year we will be following the teams progress via a video blog, sharing their time together and journey to try and win the Church Times Cricket Cup for the first time. The second match will be against the Diocese of Manchester on Monday, May 20th followed by further fixtures against the diocese's of Lichfield, Carlisle and Blackburn.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club have welcomed a new club chaplain at the start of the cricketing season. The Right Reverend Chris Edmondson, the former Bishop of Bolton and Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Leeds, has succeeded the Canon Max Wigley following 15 years in the role. Read more about it here on our website.