Issues. EXPLORE THIS SECTION TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MANY ISSUES ADDRESSED BY THE DIOCESAN MINISTRIES, SERVICES AND SPECIALISTS.
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).
Communications Press and Media - Helping to keep the church and public informed about what we do and believe.
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.
Diocesan Registry - The legal office of the Diocese, offering advice and support on church legal and building matters.
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.
Investing in our Faith - The Diocese of Wakefield. Working together throughout God's world.
Learning And Training - Learning and Training for the journey of discipleship.
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