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

Restored organ to star in lunchtime recitals at Bradford Cathedral

22nd September 2023

“Fireworks and Fanfares” is the theme of free lunchtime recitals at Bradford Cathedral to celebrate the return of its newly restored organ....

Bishop Arun says Stick With Love in Archbishop of York's 2023 Advent book

19th September 2023

The Rt Revd Arun Arora, Bishop of Kirkstall, has written the Archbishop of York’s Advent book for 2023....

Black History Month resources offered by the Church of England

19th September 2023

​​​​​​​Black History Month this October will be marked in parishes across the Church of England as a way to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of black people to British economy, culture, and history....

Seven new Canons for Ripon Cathedral and a special welcome for Bishop Anna

18th September 2023

A splendid seven new Canons for Ripon Cathedral were installed at a special Evensong service which included a formal welcome for Bishop Anna Eltringham from local civic leaders....

National conference on Christian living, wellbeing and racism comes to Leeds

14th September 2023

​​​​​​​The Anglican Minority Network (AMEN) and USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel), together with two of our Bishops are inviting clergy and lay leaders to  “Living Well” – a national conference at the St George’s Centre, Leeds on Monday, Saturday Sept 30....

Community Green Fair brings 300 folk to church's environment event

11th September 2023

A wormery, a woodturner and organic wines were among the stalls at a Community Green Fair that brought some 300 people to one of our churches on Saturday....

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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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