Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds.

Our diocese stretches from North Yorkshire and the edge of County Durham through to the heart of West Yorkshire, and is made up of a network of Anglican churches serving people from all walks of life. The largest centre of population in our diocese is the city of Leeds, whilst our cathedral is in the city of Ripon.

It is across this range of rural and urban landscapes that we are called to minister.

April's Together>>>

April's edition of Together is our last ever edition, and contains an update on the Diocesan Synod vote over the latest women bishops legislation.

Together is one of the easiest ways you can find out what's happening in churches across your diocese. Order more copies for your church at just 6p each by emailing Julie Milbourne or ringing (0113) 2000540.

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WYAD legal notices >>>

Legal notices about the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, and the creation of the transitional DBF can be found here.

STOP PRESS - updates from across the diocese>>>


Spotlight - parish data >>>

The Spotlight scheme provides parish data on everything from population, ethinicity, deprivation and employment. It's the ideal tool for helping you complete your Mission Action Plan.

Vision Day

Vision for Mission Day Out >>>

Saturday June 14th is the date for this free day event in Harrogate, exploring "new ways of doing church".


Safeguarding >>>

Explore our resources and policies on Safeguarding, and find out how to contact our Safeguarding Officer.


Mission Resourcing >>>

Find out about Mission Resourcing, and how it could help you and your parish.


Ambition for Mission >>>

Explore our stategy for growth and find out what it means for your church.


The Office >>>

Click here for our contact details or for directions to the diocesan office and Hollin House, Bishop John's residence. Or ring (0113) 2000540 for more information.

Who's who

Who's who? >>>

Looking for senior clergy and diocesan managers? Find Bishop's staff, department leaders, the mission resourcing team, and special advisers here.


Find people >>>

Our new directory of people allows you to search for someone in diocese by job title. Finding the person you're looking for has never been so easy.


Find a church >>>

Trying to contact a particular church? This search facility allows you to find clergy and officers attached to a specific church.


Monthly Mailing >>>

Get the full mailing from the diocesan office without having to build a bigger letter box.


Together e-bulletin >>>

Our new e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with the latest news. Click here to browse the archive or sign-up to the e-bulletin.


Vacancies >>>

Find out about the latest opportunities with clergy vacancies in Leeds Archdeaconry and Richmond Archdeaconry and with other general vacancies.

clergy development

Clergy Development >>>

This is the place to go to find training courses for clergy

lay development

Lay Development >>>

This is the place to go to find training courses for those who aren't ordained, i.e. those who aren't a bishop, priest or deacon.

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