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Farewell parade for the Diocese of Wakefield - Poet laureate’s farewell gift

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The Very Rev Stephen Platten.(w7660b306)

dws pic Bishop. The Very Rev Stephen Platten.(w7660b306)

A parade through the city’s streets will form part of celebrations to say goodbye to the Diocese of Wakefield on Sunday.

Clergy and civic leaders will march from the cathedral to County Hall and back before a farewell service at 3.30pm, which will be led by retiring Bishop of Wakefield, Rt Rev Stephen Platten. Poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy will also read a specially-written poem. The diocese will be dissolved on Easter Day and become part of a new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.

 
 
 

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