New Life, New Diocese!
Easter Day 2014 was the day that the Church of England Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales cams into being. Made up of the former Dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield, the new diocese has five areas, each with its own Area Bishop. Bolton Priory is in the Ripon area (the largest and most northerly area marked on the map) and our Area Bishop is James Bell. We are very much looking forward to working with Bishop James, and with Bishop Nick who will be our Diocesan Bishop, based in Leeds.