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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 ...


Church leaders making a stand for food justice this Lent

Food for all was the message this Lent as a campaign for food, generosity and justice was launched across the region. More ...


Bishop Nick Baines to be Bishop of Brand New Diocese for Yorkshire

Downing Street has today announced that the Rt Revd Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, will be the first Church of England Bishop of Leeds for the new Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales. More ...


Archbishop of York on the announcement of Nick Baines as first Bishop of Leeds

Press Statement by the Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York regarding the Announcement of the Rt Revd Nicholas Baines as the first Bishop of Leeds in West Yorkshire and the Dales. More ...


Photographs of 125 years of Wakefield Diocese urgently needed

Photographs are needed to produce a rolling slide show of Wakefield Diocese over the last 125 years. More ...


Have Your Say: Help shape new Diocese

Senior church leaders are asking their local churches, the communities and their clergy to come and help shape the agenda for the new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. More ...


Bishop Stephen adds more dates to his Goodbye Tour

The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Stephen Platten has added three more dates to his final tour round the diocese before it is dissolved on Easter Day. More ...


Barnsley Churches get busy to help those most in need

Christmas markets, knitted mice and just like new sales are amongst the fundraising initiatives by Barnsley churches in their bid to set up an emergency fund of money to help those most in need. More ...


Educating Yorkshire Stars swap school corridors for church

Educating Yorkshire stars, Mrs Marsden and Mrs Stevens swapped the corridors of Thornhill Academy for the gothic arches of Thornhill Parish Church to open the community advent wreath exhibition. More ...

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