Within our diocese

Our new diocese is all about growing the local church. This means growing the church in numbers, spirituality, and out into our local community. 

Your contacts for Church Growth in the Diocese of Leeds are Robin Gamble and Sammi Tooze – see the ‘meet the team’ page to find out more about them, or get in touch by following the ‘contact us’ link. We always welcome comments and suggestions!

We have several working groups in the diocese for evangelism, estate parishes, and local groups for growing your church. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please get in touch.

We also often organise events and workshops. Current events in the diary are:


Ignite: Leading your Young People's Work into Growth

25th March 2017, 10 - 4pm Immanuel College Bradford.

Ignite aims to inspire and equip leaders, helpers and clergy in their work with young people, to grow strong young followers of Jesus.

More information and book a place



Messy Church Workshop: 2

15th July 2017, 2-4pm Bradford Cathedral

This will be the second of a series of three Messy Church training events taking place within the diocese, each designed with different content and focus. These events complement each other, and deepen different areas of practice within Messy Church ministry, and so it would be valuable to attend all events if you can.

The content for the afternoon will include Messy Twinning, celebration and commissioning, and Messy Food.

Click here for more information and to book a place.

Further date to follow in this series:
25th November 2017, 10 - 3pm Wakefield Cathedral

Click here to read about a Messy Church in Bolton on Swale