People discovering and serving God are at the heart of Wakefield Diocese. This section offers various ways of making contact with people, resources and churches.

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The Bishop of Wakefield is the Rt Revd Stephen Platten. The Bishop’s pages give some background information about the Bishop, some images, and some of the Bishop’s recent sermons. Also included are details of the Bishop of Pontefract, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, who is the Suffragan (assistant) bishop.

Church House (diocesan offices)

Church House is the diocesan base for various resource teams and administration. Click here for information and contact details. Click here to explore some of the resources and support that is available through the diocese and its linked activities. Click here for a children and youth resources and support.


There are two Archdeacons serving Wakefield Diocese, the Archdeacon of Halifax and the Archdeacon of Pontefract.

Churches and Clergy

This area aims to give a quick and easy way of finding out up to date information about clergy and churches in Wakefield diocese. This facility relies for its information on the diocesan database, which is currently in development. The aim is for this to be available soon. Until then a limited amount of material is available in this area (mainly connected with Deaneries). For information about clergy and churches please contact the diocesan offices at Church House or email inquiries.

Members of General Synod

Members of the House of Laity and House of Clergy of General Synod.

Members of Diocesan Synod

Members of Wakefield Diocesan Synod 2012 - 2015.

People Pages


Bishop History

Bishop of Wakefield

Bishop of Wakefield Photos

Churches and Clergy

General Synod Members

Bishops Sermons and Talks

A Rope about my Heart - Maundy Thursday, Chrism Mass – April 14

Dying yet Glorified - All Saints, Elland, Wednesday, Holy Week – April 14

The Foolishness of God - St Stephen’s Lindley, Tuesday, Holy Week – April 14

Bishop's Archive