Bishop of Wakefield
The Rt Revd Stephen Platten presides over and cares for the Diocese of Wakefield.
He is the 12th Bishop of Wakefield and began this ministry on 19 July 2003. He was formerly Dean of Norwich.
He works with other senior members of staff and the Bishop’s Council in planning the strategic leadership of the diocese.
The Bishop has particular interests in the study of theology and relations with other churches. He is Chairman of the Church of England Liturgical Commission, which seeks to develop the worshipping life of the church.
Click here for Stephen Platten's CV and background information.
Bishop Stephen became a Lord In June 2009.
Click here for additional photographs of Stephen Platten, and of Tony Robinson, Bishop of Pontefract.
Click here for a list of former Bishops of Wakefield and Bishops of Pontefract.
Bishop's Lent Appeal 2013
This year’s Lent Appeal is for two very good causes:
Firstly to complete work on the Chapel for Bunda Bible College which is the main theological training centre for the whole of the Mara region. The chapel needs the walls and floors plastering as well as windows, doors, electricity and chairs.
Secondly to support Try Assist – the Rugby Football League Benevolent Fund which gives lifelong support to rugby league players who have suffered a serious life-changing injury.
Download the Bishop's letter to clergy about the Lent Appeal which gives more information.
Download a poster and two different flyers - flyer 1 and flyer 2 to advertise the appeal.
Ad Clerum regarding Women Bishops - November 2012
Letter to Laity regarding Women Bishops - November 2012
Letter to Clergy re Dioceses Commission - November 2010
Tel: 01924 255349
Fax: 01924 250202
The Rt Revd Tony Robinson is the suffragan (assistant) Bishop of Pontefract. Bishop Tony assists the diocesan bishop in the day-to-day running of the diocese. He was formerly Archdeacon of Pontefract. He was consecrated as Bishop on 6 December 2002.
Tel: 01924 250781
Fax: 01924 240490