A NEW DIOCESE FOR YORKSHIRE
Hello to the new Diocese of Leeds: 'Let's walk this journey together as we forge new friendships, cross old boundaries and shape a vision for this new diocese. I am excited by what lies ahead of us'. Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds.
- Each Area will develop their own unique identity and mission priorities. The Areas will be small enough to engender a sense of belonging, yet big enough to respond creatively to particular local needs.
- The Area Bishops will be in close touch with the parishes' day-to-day issues.
- The clergy will be part of a team that has strategic ownership of the Area.
- As the Areas are largely defined by local authority boundaries, the Church will be able to engage effectively with local bodies. (Leeds is currently divided between four dioceses with no single Church voice to speak in a civic context).