The Church of England, along with other churches in England and around the world, has a pattern of daily morning, evening and night prayer. Each day, and each time of day, uses different readings from the Bible, and different prayers.
How to visit or make contact with a church.
Churches are places of spirituality, community, growth and service. All churches offer a welcome whether you are a regular churchgoer, or are visiting for the first time.
For support, information, details about wedding or baptisms, spiritual advice, an exploration of Christian faith and opportunities to serve your community, contact your local church.
To find details of Church of England churches near you, go to A Church Near You (external link). Simply type in your postcode to discover the parish you live in and your nearest Anglican Church.
What is the Church of England?
There is no precise answer to the question “what is the Church of England?” For background information see the Church of England’s ‘History’ section. For an outline of what is means to be an Anglican, go to the Church of England’s ‘Faith’ section. As the linked page explains: “To be an Anglican is to be on a journey of faith to God supported by a fellowship of co-believers who are dedicated to finding Him by prayer and service”.
What is Wakefield Diocese?
A ‘diocese’ is a collection of Church of England churches within an area looked after by a Bishop. The Bishop of Wakefield is the Rt Revd Stephen Platten.
The Diocese of Wakefield covers a stretch of West and South Yorkshire:
Halifax and Calderdale
Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Kirklees
Wakefield and Pontefract
Barnsley and parts of South Yorkshire
The most easterly parish in Wakefield Diocese is Knottingley, the most westerly is Cornholme, the most northerly is Heptonstall, the most southerly is Penistone.