Welcome to the Huddersfield Episcopal Area section. This is where we pull together all the content on the site - such as news stories, contact details and vacancies - that are to do with Huddersfield.

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Who's Who in Huddersfield

Rt Revd Smitha Prasadam
Bishop of Huddersfield

Venerable Bill Braviner
Archdeacon of Halifax

Revd Julie Anderson
Area Dean, Almondbury and Kirkburton

Revd Hugh Baker 
Area Dean, Dewsbury and Birstall Deanery

Revd Canon Rachel Firth
Area Dean, Huddersfield

Revd Robb Sutherland
Area Dean, Halifax Deanery and Calder Valley Deanery

Revd Canon James Allison
Area Dean, Brighouse and Elland Deanery

Christine Bleasdale
PA to Archdeacon of Halifax

In vacancy
PA to Area Bishop of Huddersfield
Please email as this account will be monitored, but please bear with any delay:

Ian Grange
Area Warden of Readers (LLMs)

Andy Mattacks
Assistant Area Warden of Readers (LLMs)


Huddersfield Area Newsletter

Huddersfield Area Newsletter - HEAR - Edition 1 Spring 2023

Huddersfield Area Newsletter - HEAR - Edition 2 Winter 2023

Huddersfield Area Newsletter - HEAR - Edition 3 Easter 2024



Huddersfield Area Map

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Archdeacon's Visitation
  • Wednesday 28th June 7.30pm – held at Huddersfield Parish Church, sign in and refreshments available from 7pm

At the Visitations the Archdeacon will deliver a charge to the clergy and churchwardens.   

Churchwardens for the coming year will make their declarations at the Visitation Court prior to being admitted into office.

Those prevented from attending by illness or other cause should notify the Registrar in writing.

Whilst Readers, members of Parochial Church Councils and parish and diocesan officers are not cited to attend, they are warmly invited by the Archdeacons to do so.


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