Who we are

We are the Church of England across West Yorkshire and the Dales. We're a Christian presence in every community across the area. 

The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. 

The Diocese of Leeds is one of the largest dioceses in England and its creation in 2014 was unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, housing a population of around 2,642,400.

The Diocese has around 600 church buildings in 444 parishes and 239 Church of England schools and academies. 

The Diocese is led by the Bishop of Leeds (The Rt Revd Nick Baines), is split into five episcopal areas which are each led by a Bishop (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Ripon and Wakefield), and has three Cathedrals
(Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield).



Our Diocese

Explore our churches and cathedrals, meet our bishops, discover our retreat house and learn about the structure of our diocese. Find out more.


Our Vision

Our vision is to have confident Christians, growing churches and transforming communities. Our five year strategy, Maturing in Christ, builds on our vision. Find out more.


The Five Areas

The Diocese of Leeds is made up of five episcopal areas. Learn more about each area and who the key contacts are. Find out more.


Who is Who

Looking to contact a member of clergy, diocesan team or learn about our team leaders? Find out more.


Our Partners

Our diocese has partnerships with various organisations. These include our Overseas Links and the Mother's Union. Find out more.


News and Communications

Read the latest news from across our diocese and how our communications team can help your parish. Find out more.



Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. Make an enquiry to our team, explore training and lots more safeguarding support. Find out more.

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