Our vision of encouraging confident Christians, growing churches and transforming communities guides and supports our parishes, churches and three cathedrals.
We are here to help everyone share the Good News of Jesus Christ across our diverse region.


The Bishop of Leeds,
The Rt Revd Nick Baines.

Latest News

Bishop Smitha to lead pilgrimage to Taizé this summer

11th April 2024

The Rt Revd Smitha Prasadam, Bishop of Huddersfield, will be leading a pilgrimage to Taizé this summer, and will be sharing more at an upcoming event at Wakefield Cathedral....

Salt and Light festival shares joys of northern rural ministry

11th April 2024

A new festival of faith and hope for rural mission in the north will be taking place soon....

Energy Footprinting Tool open to help churches reach net zero

10th April 2024

The Church of England’s Energy Footprint Tool is now open for churches to enter fuel and power use from 2023....

Archbishop Stephen's visit to our diocese marks launch of Leeds @ 10

9th April 2024

Events to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Diocese of Leeds on Saturday, April 20 begin that weekend with a special visit by the Archbishop of York....

Festival of Faith during Lent has been a hit for Halifax Minster

8th April 2024

Halifax Minster is celebrating the success of its bold decision to rebrand Lent this year as a Festival of Faith open to all....

Bishop Tony to retire this summer after 42 years service

4th April 2024

The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield, will retire this summer after 42 years of ordained ministry....

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Barnabas: Encouraging Confidence

Barnabas: Encouraging Confidence is how we work together to create confident Christians, build growing churches and be part of transforming communities.

Barnabas offers every church resources and support at different levels and will help us to become more confident in our mission, leadership, future, and witness.

The programme draws on the wisdom of the parishes, recognises everyone has something to give, and is reflected in strong relationships across the diocese.

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