Have your say on the bishop of the new diocese, which will replace the diocese of Wakefield

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People are being invited to take part in the recruitment process for the bishop of a new diocese.

The diocese of Wakefield, Bradford and Ripon and Leeds, will be scrapped next year and replaced with the diocese for West Yorkshire and the Dales.

It will be led by a new Bishop of Leeds, who will have four assistant bishops in Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford and Ripon.

The Express reported in July that the Bishop of Wakefield, The Rt Rev Stephen Platten, will retire next year.

Anyone who would like to take part in the nomination process for the new Bishop of Leeds has until Monday to do so.

To comment on the needs of the diocese, the wider Church, or to propose candidates, write to

Caroline Boddington, Archbishop’s secretary for appointments, The Wash House, Lambeth Palace, London SE1 7JU or

Sir Paul Britton, Prime Minister’s secretary for appointments, c/o Honours and Appointments Secretariat, Admiralty Arch, The Mall, London SW1A 2WH