A new Diocese for Yorkshire?
Dioceses Commission - Yorkshire Dioceses Review
(Please click here for the Dioceses Commission's own page about the Yorkshire Dioceses Review)
In the autumn of 2009 the Commission commenced a review of the five Yorkshire dioceses (Bradford, Ripon and Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield and York). The aim was to establish whether the shape and boundaries of the existing dioceses tend to facilitate the Church's mission to the people and communities of Yorkshire or whether different boundaries would enable the Church to relate to them more effectively.
Following extensive consultation the Commission decided to proceed with a reorganisation scheme bringing together the dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds and Wakefield.
The final version of this draft scheme was issued on 29 October 2012. The next stage in the process will be formal votes in the diocesan synods of the dioceses affected.
The scheme itself together with accompanying documentation can be found in the pages below.
| Printable Version|
|FAQs - John Tuckett, Programme Manager|
Responses to frequently asked questions by John Tuckett
|Three synods to vote simultaneously on 2 March|
Diocesan synods make final decision
|"Fear of Change Shouldn't Obscure our Mission"|
Bishop Nick's Yorkshire Post piece, 22.2.13
|Dioceses Commission - Documents|
Dioceses Commission - Documents
|Finance report from the 3 dioceses|
The Dioceses assess the proposal's financial estimates
|Funding for new diocese would remain the same|
Church Commissioners confirm that their funding for new diocese would not be cut
|Bishop Nick's blog on the proposals|
Imagination and denial: contemplating change
|A new Diocese for Yorkshire - in a nutshell|
A summary of the proposals by the Dioceses Commission
|Frequently asked questions|
|Preparation Group Bulletin 2 |
Preparation Group Meeting 19 June 2012