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Women bishops: Yorkshire first to vote for fast-track scheme

Yorkshire has become the first place to vote for women to become bishops by the end of the year

03 March 2014

Welfare Reform must continue says Bishop of Ripon and Leeds

The Bishop of Ripon & Leeds John Packer who retired from the House of Lords on Friday says in a Church of England interview published today that campaigning on Welfare Reform must continue.

28 January 2014

Queen Elizabeth says yes to new diocese

The Queen has said yes to a new single diocese in England for West Yorkshire and the Dales to replace the three existing dioceses of Bradford, Wakefield, Ripon and Leeds. 

11 October 2013

Cathedral welcomes Muslim lecturer

Issues of Islamaphobia, racism, class and culture were placed under searching and scientific scrutiny when  Professor Tahir Abbas, Professor of Sociology at Fatih University, Istanbul gave the latest St Wilfrid lecture

20 September 2013

Former partygoer ministers to Leeds nightclubbers

Former partygoer ministers to Leeds nightclubbers

Six years after clubbing the night away in Leeds as a student, a young Anglican pastor is returning to her former haunts – as "pioneering minister" to the night-time economy.

07 September 2011

Dioceses Commission publishes progress report

Dioceses Commission publishes progress report

The Dioceses Commission has today published an interim progress report on its review of the Dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield

27 July 2011

Bishops act to tackle sham marriages

Bishops act to tackle sham marriages

New guidance aimed at preventing sham marriages in the Church of England is being sent to clergy and legal officers by the House of Bishops. The guidance has been agreed with the UK Border Agency and was today approved by Immigration Minister Damian Green.

12 April 2011