Diocese of Wakefield
1 South Parade
Fax: 01924 364834
Email: Church House
9.00am – 5.00pm
Monday – Friday
Outside office hours a message may be left on the answer machine.
Church House is the administrative centre of the Diocese. It is situated at 1 South Parade, Wakefield. Church House provides a base for the diocesan resource teams and administration. Visitors are welcome and committee rooms are available for meetings if booked in advance.
The 204 parishes are the primary area of the Church’s work in the Diocese. Parishes are assisted in their ministry by a number of resource teams that are based at Church House.
The team working in the Diocesan Office provides the necessary backup for diocesan officials and clergy, as well as conducting all the central finance and administration work of the diocese.
Click here to download a map and directions for finding Church House.
Diocesan Secretary: Ashley Ellis
Finance Manager and Deputy Diocesan Secretary: Bryan Lewis
Diocesan Property Manager:
Director of Education: Revd Canon Ian Wildey
Diocesan Director of Ordinands: Revd Stephen Race
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Jenny Price
Safeguarding Administrator: Gill Knowles
Children and Youth Co-ordinator: Liz Morton
Archdeacon of Halifax: Venerable Anne Dawtry
Archdeacon of Pontefract: Venerable Peter Townley
Annual Reports 2012
Work undertaken by the Diocesan Office
- Diocesan policy and General management.
- Synod and committee servicing.
- Care of churches.
- Pastoral re-organisation.
- Elections to Synod and other bodies.
- Monthly mailing and diocesan directory preparation.
- Trust funds.
- Gift Aid.
- Clergy stipends.
- Stewardship and Christian giving.
- Providing and maintaining clergy housing.
- Management of glebe.
- Lay training.
- Ministry and Vocation.
- Work with children, young people and families.
- Safeguarding work.
- Social responsibility and social justice.
- Ecumenical partnerships.
- Wakefield Ministry Consultancy.
- Work with church schools, and Education Authorities.
- Advice on RE and worship for clergy.
- Books, tapes and equipment for loan.