Ministry & Mission

The Ministry and Mission team works collaboratively to resource our vision for Confident Christians, Growing Churches and Transforming Communities.

Liz Morton

Revd Canon Andrew Norman
Director of Ministry and Mission

If your church or parish would like support with their ministry and mission, contact details for each of our teams can be found by clicking the links below. 

Core areas of Ministry and Mission



Children, Young People & Families

We support parishes as they seek to develop and extend their mission and ministry with children, young people and their families. Find out more.


Church Growth

Our diocese is all about growing the local church. This means growing the church in numbers, spirituality, and out into our local community. Find out more.


Clergy Development

We aim to help clergy as they grow and learn in ministry and theology, from curacy to retirement, so they in turn can help their congregations learn and grow. Find out more.


Lay Training

Opportunities are availble to help lay people grow in faith, and develop their gifts to serve God and all God's people within and beyond the Church. Find out more.


Social Engagement

At the heart of our strategy lies “Transforming Communities”, and parishes are engaged in this work from food banks, community cafes, Places of Welcome and more. Find out more.



We work with those exploring a call to ordained ministry, but we're here to support and encourage everyone to discover God's purpose for their lives. Find out more.

Details of courses, events and resources can be found on the Digital Learning Platform: click here.

Ministry & Mission also includes the following areas:

Prayer & Spirituality

The Prayer & Spirituality Team work in a variety of ways to encourage everyone in the Diocese in the development and growth of their spiritual life. Find out more.

Caring for God's Creation

Caring for creation is an essential part of Christian ministry and mission. Find out more about how we can all be part of Christ’s restoration work for creation on our Environment pages.

Licenced Lay Ministry (Reader Ministry)

Licenced Lay Ministers (formerly known as Readers) are lay people in the Church of England who are called by God, theologically trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work. Find out more.

Deaf Ministry

The Ministry with Deaf People in the Diocese of Leeds serves the Deaf community in the areas around Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Ripon, and the Yorkshire Dales. Find out more.


We believe the Church must remain present in diverse areas, and engage positively with other faiths. Find out more.

Disability and Inclusion

The Diocesan Disability Team supports parishes as they seek to develop and extend their mission and ministry with anyone with disabilities or access needs. Find out more.

Wellsprings Together

A charity in partnership with the Diocese of Leeds, exists as a free additional resource to support churches to make a difference in their communities. Find out more.


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