Thank you from Bishop Stephen

Thank you all for eleven years of partnership in proclaiming the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ across this part of Yorkshire. It has been an amazing experience for both Rosslie and me. More ...


Celebrations, thanksgiving and farewell to Wakefield Diocese

A poem from the Poet Laureate, a time capsule buried deep in its cathedral and processions of clergy and civic leaders through the city’s streets will mark the celebrations to say goodbye to the Diocese of Wakefield. More ...


Growing Poppies together for World War 1

Poppies will be grown in churches and church schools across the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales as a joint act of remembrance for the centenary of World War One. More ...


Food Bank evidence for all party parliamentary inquiry

Parishes and church organisations which run food banks have been asked to take part in an All Party Parliamentary inquiry into hunger and food poverty chaired by the Bishop of Truro and MP Frank Field. More ...


Boat in Nave marks start of Project 2015

A Boat will be moored up inside Wakefield Cathedral to launch the next phase of this landmark building’s refurbishment programme, Project 2015. More ...


What does Hope look like? .. Market Stalls in Brighouse

A Church in Brighouse is to run market stalls at the town’s flourishing weekend events - thanks to the Bishop of Wakefield and the Hope 2014 initiative. More ...


Latest and last edition of AWAKE

It seems fitting to say goodbye to AWAKE as we prepare to say our goodbyes to our Bishop, Bishop Stephen Platten, the 12th and last Bishop of Wakefield. More ...


Church has essential role to play in WW1 Celebrations

The Bishop of Wakefield said the church has an essential role to play in commemorating the Centenary of the First World War. More ...


Yes to Women Bishops in Wakefield

Church leaders from across the Wakefield Diocese gave substantial backing to new legislation which could enable women to become bishops by the end of the year at their historic final Synod on Saturday. More ...


Last opportunity… to have your say at Lenten Meetings

Bishop James Bell and Bishop Tony Robinson continue journeying around the area of the new diocese to hear what people see as key areas of focus for the new diocese. More ...

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