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17th September 2021

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  • Diocese of York Generosity Week
  • Archbishop Stephen speaks about our Diocesan Generosity Week
  • Archbishop appoints new Chaplain
  • "A shining presence in the church..." Bishop of Hull to retire in February 2022
  • Heritage Open Days at St Helen's Church, Escrick
  • Living in Love & Faith - latest resources
  • Fees Please!
  • A Kingdom of Stories in Kirkbymoorside
  • Rise to the Moment!
  • A Vision for a Generous Church
  • Stories from Stepping Up: Jean Pennington
  • In for the Count!
  • Cycles of Prayer
  • Diocese of York Safeguarding Week 22nd Nov - 26th Nov
  • Sunday Reflection with Lucy Willshaw
  • Say Yes to Life
  • October Prayer Diary and 'TheNews' ready to download
  • Job Vacancies
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • 'A Church Near You'

3rd September 2021

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General Synod Special

  • Into the last lap - diocesan consultations
  • Living in Love & Faith - latest resources
  • Battle of the Organs at Selby Abbey
  • St Mary and the Holy Cross, East Cottingwith, launched as a Festival Church
  • Rise to the Moment!
  • Community boost as Scarborough Church opens Wellbeing Cafe
  • 'Living with Hope - a Future for the Earth' at Hull Minster
  • Reader Sunday, 5th September
  • Diocese of York Generosity Week, 26 Sept - 3rd Oct
  • Diocese of York Safeguarding Week 22nd Nov - 26th Nov
  • Sunday Reflection with the Archdeacon of York
  • Sept Prayer Diary and Aug/Sept 'TheNews' ready to downloadChurch of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • 'A Church Near You'

20th August 2021

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  • Into the last lap - diocesan consultations
  • Living Christ's Story - information videos
  • A Summer School of Possibilities
  • Courageous and Compassionate; in search of the English
  • Our Mission: building bridges
  • One for the Churchwardens: Visitations News
  • Bishops call for Universal Credit 'lifeline' to remain
  • 'Living with Hope - a Future for the Earth' at Hull Minster
  • Reader Sunday, 5th September
  • Diocese of York Generosity Week, 26 Sept - 3rd Oct
  • The Bishopthorpe Trust
  • Diocesan Small Grants for Parishes
  • YSOM returning to face-to-face teaching
  • Diocese of York Safeguarding Week 22nd Nov - 26th Nov
  • Sunday Reflection with the Revd Tessa Stephens
  • Living in Mercy & Grace - Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference 31st Aug - 2nd Sept
  • Sept Prayer Diary and Aug/Sept 'TheNews' ready to download
  • Job Vacancies: G2 Leader, G2 Youth Worker, Communities of Hope Children and Families Worker (Diocese of Durham)
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • 'A Church Near You'

6th August 2021

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  • Living Christ's Story - just four weeks to go...
  • Living Christ's Story: NEW video resources
  • A Summer School of Possibilities
  • To the Saints of the Diocese of York
  • Stories from Stepping Up: Steve Graham
  • 'Living with Hope - a Future for the Earth'
  • Letters of Christ
  • Wandering the Wolds; 79 miles in 31 hours
  • Bishop David Wilbourne reflects on the Ouse
  • Diocesan Small Grants for Parishes
  • YSOM are getting ready to return to face-to-face teaching!
  • YSOM online course: Study Skills
  • Diocese of York Safeguarding Week November 2021
  • Sunday Reflection with Nick Land
  • Great Effort!
  • Living in Mercy & Grace conference
  • August Prayer Diary and 'The News' ready to download
  • Job Vacancies
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You

23rd July 2021

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  • Diocesan Synod Report, 17th July 2021
  • Our life... will be like a river, which bends this way and that...
  • Living Christ's Story: NEW video resources
  • A Summer School of Possibilities
  • Cabbages in the churchyard - how a family-friendly lockdown project took off
  • Diocesan Small Grants for Parishes
  • Stories from Stepping Up
  • Hull Church wins funding award for Science-Faith outreach
  • Sign up for The Welcome Directory
  • RESET - family fun day out
  • Children of Light Art Competition Winners
  • On Last Stretch: 2020 Return of Parish Finance and Annual Reports and Accounts
  • YSOM are getting ready to return to face-to-face teaching!
  • Diocese of York Safeguarding Week November 2021
  • Sunday Reflection with the Archbishop of York
  • Living in Mercy & Grace conference
  • August Prayer Diary and 'The News' ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You
  • People on the Move

9th July 2021

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  • Online photo albums from Ordinations of Priests, 3rd-4th July 2021
  • Archbishop of York's Presidential Address to General Synod, July 2021
  • Rural Mission Sunday 2021: Pilgrimage
  • Attempted break-in at St Mary's, Whitby
  • Generous and Open Hearts
  • Stories from Stepping Up: Paul Davies
  • Selby Deanery announces Art Competition Winners
  • Coffee... and a Podcast
  • A Summer School of Possibilities
  • Young Christians walk from G7 to COP26 - via York!
  • Children of Light Festival
  • York C of E Jobs - Multiply Associate Team Leader
  • On Last Stretch: 2020 Return of Parish Finance and Annual Reports and Accounts
  • Diocese of York Safeguarding Week November 2021
  • Applications for the Ministry Bursary Awards are now open!
  • Sunday Reflection with the Revd Catriona Cumming
  • Living in Mercy & Grace conference
  • Help! There's a reporter on the way
  • July Prayer Diary and 'The News' ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You

25th June 2021

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  • Bishops to ordain 13 new priests to serve in the Diocese of York
  • Archbishop to ordain fifteen new deacons to serve in the Diocese of York
  • Work begins on Phase 1 of Abbey Restoration Project
  • Young Christians walk from G7 to COP26 - via York!
  • Children of Light Festival
  • York C of E Jobs - Multiply Associate Team Leader
  • On Last Stretch: 2020 Return of Parish Finance and Annual Reports and Accounts
  • Diocese of York Safeguarding Week November 2021
  • AllChurches and Plunkett Foundation - Community Businesses in Place of Worship
  • Applications for the Ministry Bursary Awards are now open!
  • Sunday Reflection with the Archdeacon of the East Riding
  • Living in Mercy & Grace conference
  • Help! There's a reporter on the way
  • July Prayer Diary and 'The News' ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You

11th June 2021

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  • Archbishop to ordain fifteen new deacons to serve in the Diocese of York
  • Ringing for Grenfell - on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster
  • PCC members! Last few days for the 2020 Return of Parish Finance and Annual Report and Accounts
  • Listen to us on BBC Sounds!
  • Generous Hope for the Future
  • Retired Scarborough vicar Liz Kitching writes a series of children's books
  • Jake and Hannah Madin report from Scarborough
  • Applications for the Ministry Bursary Awards are now open!
  • Wydale Hall now open!
  • Plant a tree for the Jubilee!
  • Sunday Reflection with the Revd Matt Woodcock
  • Training from ACAT
  • Children of Light Festival
  • Living in Mercy & Grace conference
  • Help! There's a reporter on the way
  • July Prayer Diary and 'The News' ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You
  • People on the Move
  • York C of E Jobs: Rector - the Byland Churches

28th May 2021

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  • The Revd Dr Ian McIntosh announced as the new Director of Mission and Ministry for the Diocese of York
  • Bishop of Beverley to Retire in 2022
  • Churches Count on Nature 5th-13th June 2021
  • Growing Generosity at a Church Fete
  • A Continuous Growth of Generosity
  • Extra miles for extra food ~ Charlie walks to raise funds for Redcar Area Foodbank
  • Stories from Stepping Up: Cerrie Puplett
  • "A place of prayer, worship, mission, and blessing in our parish" ~ St Hilda's dedicated in Kirkleatham
  • Applications for the Ministry Bursary Awards are now open!
  • Wydale Hall now open!
  • Plant a tree for the Jubilee!
  • Sunday Reflection with the Archbishop of York
  • Training from ACAT
  • Children of Light Festival
  • Living in Mercy & Grace conference
  • 2020 Return of Parish Finance
  • June Prayer Diary and 'The News' ready to download
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You
  • People on the Move

14th May 2021

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  • The Gift that Keeps on Giving!
  • To the Saints of the Diocese of York
  • 1896 Peckfield Colliery Disaster recalled
  • Thy Kingdom Come 2021
  • Parish Giving Scheme: Ready to Get Started?
  • Generosity Week: Coming soon!
  • Selby Abbey to re-open to tourist visitors on 17th May
  • Plant a tree for the Jubilee!
  • Sunday Reflection with the Revd Pete Watson
  • Positively Rural - Festivals as Outreach
  • Training from ACAT
  • Children of Light Festival
  • 2020 Return of Parish Finance
  • Church of England Digital Lab Webinars
  • A Church Near You
  • APCM meetings