Bishops Certificate in Pastoral Ministry - Support and training for pastoral ministry.

Care of Clergy - Counselling and support for all employed by the Diocese (lay or ordained).

Continuing Ministerial Education (CME) - Equipping and supporting clergy in their continuing personal and professional formation.

Development and Support - Supporting parish and community mission projects.

Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC) - Advice and permissions for church and churchyard alterations.

Disability and access - Support and advice for churches as well as empowering the involvement in church life of people with disabilities.

Ecumenical - Wakefield Diocese works in close partnership with a variety of Christian denominations across West and South Yorkshire.

Environment - Caring for the environment: Support and resources for churches and Christians.

Fairtrade - Fairtrade issues, support and resources.

Faiths - The Diocese has good relations with other faith communities through local inter-faith groups.

Giving - Resources to help Parish Giving Officers, and to encourage giving and stewardship.

Hospices - Chaplaincy and spiritual care in the hospice.

Hospital Chaplaincy - Patients welcome and value visits from their home clergy, and hospitals recognise the importance of this in their spiritual care.

Learning And Training - Learning and Training for the journey of discipleship.

Legal Notices - Certain notices, previously published in newspapers, are now published on the website following a direction by the Registrar or Chancellor. The website notice gives a description of the works and a date by which any objection must reach the Registrar.

Ministry among deaf people - Support, worship, fellowship and mission among deaf people in Wakefield Diocese.

Ministry of Healing - The healing ministry in Wakefield Diocese is practised and promoted in various ways.

Mission - Support and resources to help churches and Christians share the good news of Jesus.

Ordained Local Ministry - An ordained ministry with a distinctive focus on a local community.

Parish MOT - Resources to help parishes plan for mission.

Parish Spotlights - A range of information about parishes – their congregations and communities – brought together by the Church of England Research and Statistics Department.

Patronage - The Diocesan Board of Patronage has a number of livings in the diocese in its gift, and is responsible for nominating a priest to the Bishop when a vacancy arises.

Prayer and Spirituality - The aim of the Prayer and Spirituality Group is to encourage all in the Diocese in the development and growth of their spiritual life.

Property - Property and glebe management, including vicarages and rectories.

Racial Justice - Information and advise on racial issues.

Readers - Information about Lay Reader ministry.

Records Office - The Wakefield office of the West Yorkshire Archive Service acts as the Appointed Diocesan Record Office.

Resource Centres - In Wakefield and in Mirfield, making available to churches that are part of Wakefield Diocese a wide range of books, ideas, visual aids and practical help.

Retired clergy - Support and resources for retired clergy and widows/widowers in Wakefield Diocese.

Rural - Resources, encouragement and advice to all who work, live, worship and visit rural areas.

Safeguarding - Advice on creating a safer church.

Social Responsibility - Support and advice for issues of social responsibility and social justice.

Theology and Society - The Bishop's Advisory Group on Theology & Society think theologically about issues in society and attempt to advise parishes and Bishop's staff as appropriate.

Tourism - Churches and tourism across Wakefield Diocese.

Vocation - Responding to God’s calling.

Wakefield Ministry Consultancy - Offering Advice, resources and suport to help parishes develop in ministry and mission.

Worship and Liturgy - Diocesan worship and liturgy group

Support Pages


Bishops Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

Bishop’s Development Fund

Care of Clergy

Children And Youth

Children and Youth: Ideas

Children and Youth: Participation and Listening

Children and Youth: Support

Children and Youth: Towards Good Practice

Children and Youth: Worship

Christening / Baptism

Church Music

Communion and Confirmation

Continuing Ministerial Education (CME)

Curriculum Resources

Deanery Deliveries

Development and Support

Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC)

Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship

Diocesan Offices

Disability and access



Education and Training

Education Courses and Events





Godly Play


Hospital Chaplaincy

Learning And Training

Legal Notices

Local Authority Agreed Syllabuses

Media Contacts

Ministry among deaf people

Ministry and Vocation

Ministry of Healing


Mothers Union

Ordained Local Ministry



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Parish MOT

Parish Spotlights


Prayer and Spirituality


Publications and Resources

Racial Justice


Records Office

Resource Centres

Resources Mirfield

Retired clergy




School Reports

Services with Signing

SIAMS Inspections and Documentation

Social Responsibility

Society of Catholic Priests (SCP)

Spiritual Direction

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Theology and Society

Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis



Wakefield Anglican Cursillo

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Diocesan Drama Committee

Wakefield Ministry Consultancy

Wakefield Resource Centre

Working with the media

Worship and Liturgy