Wakefield concerned about West Yorkshire reorganisation

THE Dioceses Commission has announced that it will continue with a scheme to reorganise three Yorkshire dioceses, producing a detailed proposal in the autumn. One of the three, the diocese of Wakefield, argued that the three dioceses should remain independent.

An earlier draft of the Commission’s scheme proposed the dissolution of the dioceses of Wakefield, Ripon & Leeds, and Bradford, and their replacement with a new diocese of Leeds, to be known as the diocese for West Yorkshire and the Dales

Note: the introduction has been changed here and in the online version to more accurately reflect the position of the Dioceses’ Commission