Welcome to The Journal, a fortnightly newsletter from the Diocese of York.

Find out more about what is happening across our diocese every fortnight:

The Journal is sent to all clergy, readers, churchwardens, PCC Secretaries and Treasurers in the Diocese of York.

If you have any events or news items for the next Journal please contact comms@yorkdiocese.org.

See also The Briefing, which is issued on alternate Wednesdays in between The Journal.

Scroll down for past issues of the The Journal.


21st February 2024

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  • The Rt Revd Dr Eleanor Sanderson, Bishop of Hull, reflects on Mark 8.31-38 for the Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday 25th February
  • Beginning Lent
  • Chrism Eucharist
  • PSO drop ins
  • Consecration of the third Bishop of False Bay
  • Multiply: Upper Room
  • Picture Copyright
  • Generosity Stories
  • Wydale Holy Week Retreat
  • Church Times and RSCM Festival of Faith and Music
  • Collective Worship training (corrected link here)
  • Scargill Movement courses
  • My Fund Accounting and Church Organiser training
  • Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust funding available
  • Handy Hints from the Generous Giving Team
  • College of Preachers Events
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Job vacancies
  • Ann Watson's Trust
  • Low-level safeguarding concerns in parishes
  • People on the Move
  • Coming events at Wydale
  • Diocese of York Prayer Diary
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars

7th February 2024

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  • The Revd Dr Jenny Wright, Chaplain to the Archbishop of York, reflects on Racial Justice Sunday, 11th February.
  • The Genesis Project awarded 'MBE for volunteer groups'
  • Hilda’s Heirs returns to celebrate women of faith
  • Following God’s call in Eston and Normanby
  • Church Times and RSCM Festival of Faith and Music
  • Church Buildings support: new Funding and Community Support Adviser and Minor Repair & Improvement Grants
  • Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust funding available
  • Diocesan Synod Report, 29th January 2024
  • Racial Justice Sunday resources
  • P is for Pilgrim - children's trail at York Minster
  • Step Forward 2024
  • Ministry development opportunities from the Faraday Institute
  • New Worship and Music Webinar from the Institute of Sacred Music
  • College of Preachers Events
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Job vacancies
  • Low-level safeguarding concerns in parishes
  • ACAT Support for Treasurers
  • Coming events at Wydale
  • 'British Crematorium Managers and Covid-19'
  • People on the Move
  • Diocese of York Prayer Diary
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars

24th January 2024

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  • The Ven Dr Amanda Bloor, Archdeacon of Cleveland, reflects on Luke 2.22-40 for Candlemas, Sunday 28th January
  • Back-to-school in South Africa
  • Marking Holocaust Memorial Day
  • York Diocesan Synod: agenda for 29th January Extraordinary Meeting
  • Racial Justice Sunday resources
  • Salt and Light Conference 2024
  • Hearts Singing God's Song: Vocation for Disabled and Neurodivergent People
  • P is for Pilgrim - children's trail at York Minster
  • Ministry development opportunities from the Faraday Institute
  • New Worship and Music Webinar from the Institute of Sacred Music
  • New 2024 fee documents
  • The Church Organiser
  • Step Forward 2024
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Sharesy app
  • Enabling choice: New choices to support Clergy with retirement housing
  • Job vacancies
  • Training for Treasurers
  • ACAT Support for Treasurers
  • Coming events at Wydale
  • Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust funding available
  • College of Preachers events
  • People on the Move
  • Diocese of York Prayer Diary
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

10th January 2024

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  • The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby, reflects on John 1.43-end for the Second Sunday of Epiphany, 14th January
  • Epiphany Ordinations
  • First New Year for joint Methodist/Anglican ministry in North Yorkshire
  • York Diocesan Synod: agenda for 29th January Extraordinary Meeting
  • Deeply Sharing: Walking with Angels in Hull
  • New 2024 fee documentation
  • Hearts Singing God's Song: Vocation for Disabled and Neurodivergent People
  • Happy new year from the Generous Giving Team
  • The Church Organiser
  • Step Forward 2024
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Sharesy app
  • Enabling choice: New choices to support Clergy with retirement housing
  • Job vacancies
  • York Minster Digital Parish Pass
  • ACAT Support for Treasurers
  • Coming events at Wydale
  • College of Preachers events
  • Diocese of York Prayer Diary
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

13th December 2023

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  • The Revd Dr Ian McIntosh, Director of Mission and Ministry, reflects on John 1.6-8, 19-28 for the Third Sunday of Advent, 17th December
  • Diocese launches refreshed Prayer Diary
  • PSO Drop-In
  • 50th anniversary celebrations at Heslington Church
  • York to host first Church Times Festival of Faith and Music in partnership with RSCM
  • York-based social action project, Big Green Heart, in national final
  • Middlesbrough Mayor visits St Barnabas’ Community Grocery and Foodbank
  • Parish Giving passes the £1m mark
  • Hearts Singing God's Song: Vocation for Disabled and Neurodivergent People
  • Advent and Christmas on A Church Near You
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Ann Watson's Trust
  • Enabling choice: New choices to support Clergy with retirement housing
  • Job vacancies
  • York Minster Digital Parish Pass
  • Coming events at Wydale & job opportunity
  • College of Preachers events
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

29th November 2023

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  • The Very Revd Dominic Barrington, Dean of York, reflects on Mark 13.24‐37 for the First Sunday of Advent, 3rd December
  • Booking on to online consultation meeting on the next Bishops of Selby and Whitby
  • Life-saving funds raised by York St Chad's 28th Brownies
  • Generosity Stories: Roots - Forest Church and the Adventure of Faith
  • The Archbishop of York's Missionary Journey to Cleveland Archdeaconry, Monday 27th November
  • Walking with Angels - in Hull
  • Churchyard of the Year Award for Newton
  • Nearly 300 accept this year's Safeguarding Week invitation - 'Strength in Numbers; we're in this together'
  • Diocesan Synod report - 18th November 2023
  • Archbishop's Presidential Address to York Diocesan Synod
  • Advent and Christmas on A Church Near You
  • Knocking about on the Moors ~ a tale of modern pilgrimages
  • Positively Rural
  • Living a Rhythm of Advent
  • Advent resources and ideas from the Generous Giving Team
  • Quinquennial Inspections of churches
  • Treasury and Deanery Financial Advisers ~ a message from the Diocesan Finance Team
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Ann Watson's Trust
  • Enabling choice: New choices to support Clergy with retirement housing
  • Job vacancies
  • Coming events at Wydale & job opportunity
  • College of Preachers events
  • Church of England Buildings for Mission Project Board: vacancy for external member
  • December's 'TheNews' and October - December Prayer Diary ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

15th November 2023

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  • The Ven Dr Amanda Bloor, Archdeacon of Cleveland, reflects on Matthew 25.14-30 for the Second Sunday before Advent
  • Booking on to online consultation meeting on the next Bishops of Selby and Whitby
  • Vigil for Peace: Hull Minster
  • Cuthbert: An award-winning film
  • Generosity breeds generosity ~ a tale from the Generous Giving Team
  • A Pilgrimage Walk on the North York Moors
  • Living a Rhythm of Advent
  • York Diocesan Synod: online meeting 18th November 2023
  • Quinquennial Inspections of churches
  • Treasury and Deanery Financial Advisers ~ a message from the Diocesan Finance Team
  • Collective Worship
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Job vacancies
  • Coming events at Wydale & job opportunity
  • College of Preachers events
  • Church of England Buildings for Mission Project Board: vacancy for external member
  • People on the Move
  • People moving into ordained ministry
  • December's 'TheNews' and October - December Prayer Diary ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

1st November 2023

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  • The Ven Sam Rushton, Archdeacon of York, reflects on Revelation 7.9-17 for All Saints' Day
  • Safeguarding Week 2023
  • Consultation about the next bishops of Selby and Whitby
  • Living in Love and Faith: update before General Synod
  • The Warm Welcome campaign
  • Digital Rollout: an update from St Nicholas, Dunnington
  • Stories from Multiply: Baptisms at 'Church in a Building'
  • South Holderness Day of Celebration of Ministry
  • In pictures: Hundreds of Teesside University Students at Church-run ‘Globe Café’
  • Living a Rhythm of Advent
  • York Diocesan Synod: online meeting 18th November 2023
  • Collective Worship
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Enneagram Workshop
  • Job & volunteer vacancies
  • Coming events at Wydale
  • College of Preachers events
  • November's 'TheNews' and October - December Prayer Diary ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

18th October 2023

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  • Sam Nicol, Director for Strategic Transformation, reflects on Matthew 22.15-22 for the 19th Sunday after Trinity, 22nd October
  • Safeguarding Week 2023
  • Israel and Gaza: a joint message to the Diocese of York from the Bishops and Archbishop
  • A long walk from Whitby
  • Feeding the Five Thousand - Tools with a Mission
  • Living a Rhythm of Advent
  • Carbon Net Zero - Peter gets stuck in
  • Wydale Hall 2024 programme
  • Archbishop of York celebrates Faith in the North
  • York Diocesan Synod: online meeting 18th November 2023
  • Collective Worship
  • PSO Drop-in
  • PCCs: Charity Commission Registration
  • Discipleship and Everyday Faith Survey
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Handy Hints from the Generous Giving Team
  • Black History Month resources
  • New Advent and Christmas Carol
  • Church Army Discovery Evenings
  • Rhythm of Advent
  • Free Will Offer 2024
  • Enneagram Workshop
  • Job vacancies
  • Coming events at Wydale
  • College of Preachers events
  • November's 'TheNews' and October - December Prayer Diary ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

4th October 2023

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  • The Ven Sam Rushton, Archdeacon of York, reflects on Matthew 21.33-46 for the 18th Sunday after Trinity, 8th October
  • Black History Month - resources
  • Digital Rollout begins!
  • Vertue rewarded - Bishop Margaret retires
  • Company of Servers' York Chapter meets at Hessle
  • Could you be a foundation governor?
  • Wydale Hall 2024 programme
  • Centenary Walk from Whitby - full programme
  • Mustard Seed newsletter
  • Important updates about church buildings
  • Rhythm of Advent
  • Holy Land Pilgrimage
  • Free Will Offer 2024
  • Church of England's Advent & Christmas resources and webinars
  • Safeguarding week 2023
  • Enneagram workshop
  • Job vacancies
  • Coming events at Wydale (view correction here)
  • Thrive collection
  • College of Preachers events
  • Faraday Institute: courses for church leaders
  • October's 'TheNews' and October - December Prayer Diary ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools

20th September 2023

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  • The Rt Revd Dr Eleanor Sanderson, Bishop of Hull, reflects on Matthew 20.1-16 for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, 24th September
  • Minster Celebration of Lay Ministries
  • Fun, Fellowship and Fire - Diocesan Family Camp
  • Living Christ's Story - in a Mustard Seed Way
  • Children and Youth Adviser - A goodbye and next steps
  • From Don to Derwent: Hendrik's Heroics (with the Biking Bishop)
  • Deepening Discipleship Project gets to work
  • A Centenary Walk from Whitby -12th-15th October
  • Stick with Love - the Archbishop of York's Advent Book 2023
  • GROW Youth Discipleship Ambassadors: final call for applications
  • Holy Land Pilgrimage
  • Free Will Offer 2024
  • Discipleship and Everyday Faith survey
  • Church of England's Advent & Christmas resources and webinars
  • Safeguarding week 2023
  • Handy Hints from the Generous Giving Team
  • Ember Days
  • Job vacancies
  • College of Preachers events
  • Faraday Institute: courses for church leaders
  • The Bishopthorpe Trust
  • People on the move
  • October's 'TheNews' and October - December Prayer Diary ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You: pre-recorded and live-streamed videos, development tools