Welcome to the Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales

Map of West Yorkshire and the DalesA map of the new diocese

We wish you a very happy Easter celebration and celebrate the birth of the new diocese which comes into being at midday today, Easter Sunday.

We look forward to meeting and getting to know our new partners in the diocese and the opportunities that this new diocese will bring.

Here are a couple of links you may like to have a look at:

  • The Archbishop of York has sent an open letter to those who make up the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, in which he thanks members of the three former Yorkshire dioceses “for all that you have given and forsaken in the interests of God’s future”. Read the letter here.
  • A useful background press release from the website for the Transformation Programme of the diocese. Although a few days old, it sets out very well the structure and opportunities in the new arrangement. Click here to read the press release.
  • The website of the new diocese. Click here to find out more.

We will bring you news of the Friends’ initiatives in approaching the new diocese over the coming months.