A new Diocese for Yorkshire?
Dioceses Commission - Yorkshire Dioceses Review
(Please click here for the Dioceses Commission's page about the review.)
In 2009 the Commission began a review of the 5 Yorkshire dioceses (Bradford, Ripon and Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield and York) to establish whether their shape and boundaries facilitate the Church's mission to the people of Yorkshire or whether different boundaries would enable the Church to relate to them more effectively.
After 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 in October 2012. In their Diocesan Synods in March 2013, Bradford and Ripon & Leeds voted for the scheme, Wakefield voted against.
The Archbishop of York has now referred the scheme to General Synod. A vote on Monday 8 July 2013 will decide whether the scheme goes ahead.
The scheme itself together with accompanying documentation can be found in the pages below.
| Printable Version|
|Diocesan reorganisation referred to General Synod|
Vote on Monday 8 July 2013
|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|