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

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

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29th November 2019

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  • Time to 'leave our echo chambers' and listen to others say Archbishops in General Election message
  • Public meeting follows wrecking of historic North Yorkshire church roof
  • Diocesan Synod Report 23rd November 2019
  • 'Vision for Middlesbrough'? Quiz your candidates at Middlesbrough church
  • Tens of thousands flock to see the wonders of the Sistine Chapel at Hull Minster
  • 20,000 Lives Blessed
  • Advent Jesse Tree Resource for use in churches, homes, and schools
  • Making the most of 'Come and See'... training resources
  • The Diocesan Prayer Diary - can you help spread it around?
  • In case you missed it...

15th November 2019

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  • Pumpkins, prosecco, face painting and prayers on the Paddocks estate
  • Spotlight on Grove Hill's 'Genesis Project'
  • Trained and Recognised!
  • Keeping Matt's nose in joint - more tales of the Pop-up Cafe at York St Barnabas
  • The Diocesan Prayer Diary - can you help spread it around?
  • In case you missed it...
  • A Profound Blessing
  • Festival of Light at All Saint's Kirkbymoorside
  • Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland ~ two trustees needed
  • WANTED: Associate Vicar - St Andrew's Kirk Ella and St Luke's Willerby

1st November 2019

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  • Archbishop appoints registrar for the Diocese of York
  • Growth Fund gets to work as first three grants are awarded to churches
  • Sister Jane leaves Sheffield to take 'massive step of faith'
  • Prayer for Come and See starts NOW!
  • Shoebox campaign launches with hope in its heart
  • Welcoming the Archdeacon of York
  • Where was God in Hull, City of Culture 2017?
  • Filey school goes plastic-free!
  • Pocklington ablaze! New light in All Saints' Church
  • Hull Minster Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel Masterpiece
  • 'Exit the Room' at Northallerton

18th October 2019

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  • Archbishop appoints Acting Archdeacon of Cleveland
  • Prayers and a Warm Welcome for the New Archdeacon of York
  • Prestigious music accreditation awarded to Hull School
  • New Precentor for York Minster
  • Pop in to the Multiply Pop Up cafe!
  • Kirk Fenton Church of England Primary School achieves a 'Good' SIAMS
  • A swirl of faith and truth as Riding Lights' Kaleidoscope comes home
  • Wake Up to Advent!

4th October 2019

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  • Lead thieves wreak havoc on vulnerable historic churches
  • Prayers and a Warm Welcome for the New Archdeacon of York
  • Maggie's Minster move from Mirfield
  • York elderly to enjoy Christmas thanks to Archbishop of York Junior School
  • St Luke's flies the flag amongst climate change strikers
  • Florida priest lands in North Yorkshire
  • Celebrating the major refurbishment of youth organisation headquarters
  • Gearing up for 'Come and See' Mission - Training and Preparation Days
  • 'Hopeful and determined' ~ Diocesan Children & Youth Adviser Carolyn Edwards on her return from Talinn, Estonia
  • Coming to Hull Minster... 'Not Just Fish and Ships'
  • Annual Parish Returns

20th September 2019

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  • Ordinary people, Extraordinary Hopes: Multiply workshop in Hull
  • Partners at the Palace in Diocesan Safeguarding
  • Happy Birthday to the Generous Giving Team!
  • Archbishop admits seven Readers to serve in local churches
  • Free Will Offer 2020 Deadline 30th September
  • East Cleveland Church seeks partners for multi-purpose community facility
  • Multiply~ Building relationships in Thirsk
  • Sister Jocelyn OHP installed as the new Prioress for the Sisters of the Order of the Holy Paraclete
  • Lythe School to begin BSL lessons as part of curriculum
  • New Altar Frontal and Pulpit Gall Dedicated at St Augustine's, Skirlaugh
  • Get with the Programme! Training Days for the 'Come and See' Mission
  • The Day the Teddy Bears got their wires crossed...

6th September 2019

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  • Archbishop admits seven Readers to serve in local churches
  • Free Will Offer 2020 - Deadline 30th September
  • Bringing an international flavour to the church in Malton ~ Hendrik begins ministry to reach 20s-40s
  • All good gifts around us~ 'First Fruits' liturgy and prayer resources from the Generous Giving Team
  • Many Happy Returns!
  • From Palace to Palace ~ The Youth Trust Trek
  • The day the Teddy Bears had their picnic!
  • Churchyard Memorial Regulations 2018 (amended August 2019)

23rd August 2019

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  • Archbishop announces new Archdeacon of York
  • Free Will Offer 2020
  • Wedding Couples celebrate at Selby Abbey
  • Pray without ceasing! Our next Archbishop...
  • It's Church, Jim, but not as we know it...
  • Selby Abbey Abuzz over Bank Holiday Weekend!
  • Churchyard Memorial Regulations 2018 (amended August 2019)
  • Diocese of York Headteacher Vacancies

9th August 2019

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  • 3 Swans a-celebrating! Selby Abbey throws a parade celebrating 950 years
  • Sister Jocelyn OHP chosen as the new Prioress for the Sisters of the Order of the Holy Paraclete
  • Fun, Fauth, and Field Games ~ The Genesis Project at Wydale Hall
  • Wydale Hall undergoes a week of R&R!
  • 'Mustard Seed' ~ Strategy to reach People in Poverty moves forward
  • Children, Young People, and Mental Health ~ a report by Carolyn Edwards
  • The Minority Anglican Project

26th July 2019

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  • Having a (volley)ball at St Barnabas: Matt Woodcock is the latest 'Multiply' minister
  • 'Mustard Seed' ~ strategy to reach People in Poverty moves forward
  • Historic South Holderness churches throw the doors open over August Bank Holiday weekend
  • Rock Mass brings Boston Spa Festival to a fiery finale
  • 'Vision, commitment, and sheer hard work'; Barlow is a 'Good' School
  • Let there be light... in All Saints' Church
  • Hull Minster to be first church outside the Vatican to host Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece
  • Valuing All God's Children in Diocesan School ~ two more 'Good' SIAMS reports
  • It's all happening at Selby Abbey!
  • Oh what a knight! New book on medieval effigies in Yorkshire churches

12th July 2019

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  • 1100 Primary School leavers 'Step Forward' in five fantastic services
  • Building the Kingdom: the Diocese of York strategy 2020
  • Diocesan Synod Report - 22nd June 2019
  • Hull Minster to be first church outside the Vatican to host Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece
  • Archbishop leads Yorkshire Schools pilgrimage to Taize
  • Service of commemoration: 75th anniversary of the Battles of Kohima and Imphal
  • The Belfrey organ finds new home in St Lawrence's
  • Meet our Generous Giving team!
  • Rob's ministry to reach 20s-40s launched with wine, cake and coffee
  • Fantastic SIAMS results for schools in the Diocese of York
  • The bible in scarecrows at Thorngumbald Scarecrow Event


28th June 2019

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  • Welcome to The Journal!
  • 'Come + See' our new website!
  • Introducing the Multiply website
  • To the Saints of the Diocese of York... Archdeacon Sam Rushton writes about First Fruits
  • "A guiding influence, encyclopedic knowledge, and kindness shared with the world" ~ Remembering Lord John Habgood
  • Cherry Burton Church of England Primary School teacher achieves place on the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme
  • Archaeologists delve into history and pave way for exciting future for Hull Minster
  • South Kilvington Church of England Primary School achieves a 'Good' SIAMS