Within our diocese

Our new diocese is all about growing the local church. This means growing the church in numbers, spirituality, and out into our local community. 

Your contacts for Church Growth in the Diocese of Leeds are Robin Gamble and Sammi Tooze – see the ‘meet the team’ page to find out more about them, or get in touch by following the ‘contact us’ link. We always welcome comments and suggestions!

We have several working groups in the diocese for evangelism, estate parishes, and local groups for growing your church. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please get in touch.

We also often organise events and workshops. Current events in the diary are:

 

 

Impact
A weekend for young adults at Scargill

6th - 8th October 2017

Are you 18 to 35? Are you wanting to be encouraged and equipped to share your love for God amongst your friends and relatives? Do you want to make an impact in your church and local community? But most importantly, are you wanting to be renewed in your own relationship with Jesus, and the fullness that he wants to bring into your life? Come with your questions, doubts and an open heart and let’s see what God can do.

We have a great team hosting, including Robin Gamble, Jane Adams and members of the Scargill Community. We are also delighted to be welcoming Harry Steal as our guest speaker, who is one of the most successful church planters and Pioneer Ministers in the North of England. He has worked mainly with young adults and students in Sheffield, and has recently moved to support two churches in Doncaster.

Within a beautiful, relaxed and fun environment, you are warmly welcomed to come on this weekend at this special reduced rate of £99.

For booking information, click here.

 

 

Ignite Local

 

 

Ignite: Leading your Youth Work into Growth

Local Area Groups

A series of evenings in the autumn for church leaders to learn, support, and be encouraged about work with young people. All are welcome, and places are free.

If you would like to attend one of these evenings, please contact Charlie Scott. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LyCiG Learning Community: Wakefield

2nd October 2017, 1 - 3.30pm

A morning for those in the Wakefield Episcopal Area who have been on a Leading your Church into Growth course.

This will be a great opportunity to share with colleagues, pray together, and be encouraged to take things further.

If you would like to join this group, please contact Caroline Asquith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LyCiG Learning Community: Huddersfield

Thursday 12th October, 10-12.30pm

A morning for those in the Huddersfield Episcopal Area who have been on a Leading your Church into Growth course.

This will be a great opportunity to share with colleagues, pray together, and be encouraged to take things further.

If you would like to join this group, please contact Brenda Malcolm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LyCiG Learning Community: Ripon

10th October 2017, 10-12.30pm

A morning for those in the Ripon Episcopal Area who have been on a Leading your Church into Growth course.

This will be a great opportunity to share with colleagues, pray together, and be encouraged to take things further.

If you would like to join this group, please contact Chloe Drummond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LyCiG Learning Community: Leeds

31st October 2017, 10-12.30pm

A morning for those in the Leeds Episcopal Area who have been on a Leading your Church into Growth course.

This will be a great opportunity to share with colleagues, pray together, and be encouraged to take things further.

If you would like to join this group, please contact Natalya Heap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

LyCiG Learning Community: Bradford

16th November 2017, 10-12.30pm

A morning for those in the Bradford Episcopal Area who have been on a Leading your Church into Growth course.

This will be a great opportunity to share with colleagues, pray together, and be encouraged to take things further.

If you would like to join this group, please contact Carmel Dylak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messy Church Workshop: 3

3rd February 2018, 10-3pm Wakefield Cathedral

This will be the third of a series of Messy Church training events taking place within the diocese, each designed with different content and focus. These events complement each other, and deepen different areas of practice within Messy Church ministry, and so it would be valuable to attend all events if you can. We are delighted to be joined by Lucy Moore, creator of Messy Church, to lead the day.

The content for the afternoon will focus on Messy Discipleship.

For more information and to book a free place, click here.