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1 West Yorkshire and the Dales Diocese The Transformation Programme

2 Planning for the Appointed Day Evolution 3 Diocesan Offices to a single Diocesan central function and supporting area offices The TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME Progressive design and introduction of new ways of working and delivery of benefits The TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME Progressive design and introduction of new ways of working and delivery of benefits Development of new Diocese Vision, Operating Model with Diocesan and Area Bishops Development of new Diocese Vision, Operating Model with Diocesan and Area Bishops ROADMAP TO THE NEW DIOCESE OF WEST YORKSHIRE AND THE DALES: LEEDS Transition Organisation (App Day to First Synod) Transition Organisation (App Day to First Synod) Appointment process for new Diocesan Bishop Nomination of Bishop to the Crown Feb 14 Nomination of Bishop to the Crown Feb 14 First Synod Autumn 14 First Synod Autumn 14 Election of Bishop Easter Week Election of Bishop Easter Week General Synod decision General Synod decision HM Order in Council issued Appointed Day Easter Day 2014 Area System fully operational Area System fully operational Appointment of Area Bishops Election of new Synod Celebration of the past by each Diocese Celebration of the past by each Diocese Confirmation and Enthronement Summer 14 Confirmation and Enthronement Summer 14 Inaugur- ation

3 The Challenges Establishing the new Diocese at the Appointed Day as legal, viable and operational. Designing the new Diocese, so that it maximises the opportunities for Mission Business as Usual up to and after the Appointed Day

4 Appointed Day – What happens 3 Dioceses are dissolved; new Diocese of Leeds/WY&D The 5 new Archdeaconry Areas come into effect. Parishes transfer deaneries, archdeaconries or dioceses ABY nominates: – Acting Diocesan Bishop – Who will act as Area Bishops for the new Areas (+Knaresborough/Ripon; +Pontefract/Wakefield) – Acting Chancellor and Registrar – Acting Diocesan Secretary and Director of Education Transitional Boards/Committees – Finance, Education, MandP, DAC, Patronage 3 Offices remain as they are – minimum change – to ensure routine support to Parishes

5 Sept Mar Feb JanDecNov OctJly/Aug JulyJun May Apr Input to ABY on Transitional Appointments and Appointed Day Instrument, as required WORKSTREAMS TO THE APPOINTED DAY Impact of Appointed Day on Parishes transferring, and Deaneries Suffragan Bishops and Archdeacon responsibilities at Appointed Day and afterwards Creation of the new Board of Finance and associated Company Transfer of assets and liabilities at the Appointed Day Operation financial management changes Transitional committees and boards arrangements determined and approved by Dioceses Commission Impact on Cathedrals assessed and any changes needed planned Planning for Celebrations of the Past, Inauguration and Enthronement Management arrangements and Ways of Working in Diocesan Offices HR aspects; management of displaced personnel, consultation and transfer of employment contracts. Ways of working for new Bishops Council and Senior Staffs post Appointed Day agreed Communications during the run up to the Appointed Day Accommodation implications for affected clergy People Administration Bishop and Bishops Staff Appointed Day Easter 2014 Liaison with Church House Staff Inauguration Pentecost 8 June

6 Key areas affecting Staff Looking at every aspect of how we work – Can we continue in the same way as before, at least for 2014? – If not, why not? – What alternative must be adopted? Led by one of: – Programme Director – Diocesan Secretaries – Diocesan Leads (+James, +Tony, Paul Slater) Adjustments to the management structure and accountabilities to reflect – 3 separate offices, all part of the same Diocese – DS and Chief Officers overseeing all work of the 3 offices

7 Managing Business as Usual after the Appointed Day WY&D SYNOD (mid 2015) WY&D SYNOD (mid 2015) Bishops Council (Autumn 2014) Bishops Council (Autumn 2014) Church House Kadugli St Mary Lane Diocesan Secretary (11/14) Diocesan Secretary (11/14) Chief Officer Diocesan Bishop (07/ 14) Diocesan Bishop (07/ 14) Bishop Hfield (12/14) Bishop Hfield (12/14) Bishop Wfield Bishop Bford (12/14) Bishop Bford (12/14) Bishop Ripon Bishop Leeds (07/14) Bishop Leeds (07/14) Archdeacon Halifax Archdeacon RandC Archdeacon Leeds Archdeacon Bford Archdeacon WField Dean Ripon (Mid 2014) Dean Ripon (Mid 2014) Dean Wfield Dean Bford Statutory Boards etc (Autumn 2014/2015) Statutory Boards etc (Autumn 2014/2015) Deaneries and Synods Parishes

8 BUSINESS AS USUAL Development of new Diocese Vision, Operating Model with Diocesan and Area Bishops ROADMAP TO AN OPERATIONAL AREA MODEL First Synod Autumn 14 First Synod Autumn 14 Appointed Day Easter 2014 Area System operational Area System operational Appointment of Area Bishops (Brad/Hfield) Appointment of Area Bishops (Brad/Hfield) Election of new Synod Enthronement of new DB Summer 14 New Synod Autumn 15 New Synod Autumn 15 Planning Organisational Structure and administration to deliver the Operating Model – includes office/IT option appraisals Consultation and Implementation Development of early ideas re new vision and engagement of parishes and key stakeholders Full bench of Bishops available to develop Vision and Operating Model Major organisational re- structuring BECOMING THE NEW DIOCESE SETTLING DOWN/SOME PREPARATION BECOMING THE NEW DIOCESE SETTLING DOWN/SOME PREPARATION PLANNING AND PREPARATION IMPLEMENTATION

9 The New Diocese Single new Diocese – Leeds/WYandD Diocesan Centre supporting all areas Single voice for West Yorkshire 5 discrete areas – Ripon, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield/Halifax Shape Ministry and delivery of Mission as suits the area Area Bishop, Archdeacon and Support Team dedicated to Parishes One in Five and Five in One!

10 Engaging and Involving People Transforming an entire Diocese. Prayer-focussed approach in Lent within each Deanery to encourage thought and ideas about the shape and nature of the new Diocese Forums for exchange of ideas – Laity – Area Deans New Transformation Web site Individuals to act as the Grit in developing new ways of working.

11 Looking at how we work at the Appointed Day

12 Bishop Tony & Jonathan Greener Mission Evangelism Social Responsibility – Environment – Farming – Older People, Tourism – Disability, Community and World development – Ecumenical, Inter-Faith, Racial Justice – Emergency Planning

13 Bishop James and Paul Slater Ministry and Training – Vocation, Womens Ministry, School of Ministry, Readers – Licensed Lay workers, Lay training – RTP, IME, CME, MDR Resourcing Youth Children and Families Marrick Priory Deaf Ministry Ministry of development and healing Prayer and Spirituality Pastoral Care Retired Clergy and Clergy Widowers Chaplaincies

14 John Tuckett Communications Management Structures Synodical issues and administration Transition HR Bishops Offices Overseas links

15 Diocesan Secretaries DBF Finance Statistics and Data Observatory IT Hardware and Software Parish development Giving and Resourcing Cathedral financing HR Mission and Pastoral Mothers Union DAC Safeguarding

16 Joint (JT with Dio Secs) Education Property Admin Support – DDOs – Training – Mission and Ministry – Social responsibility – Archdeacons – Reception and Resources


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