VIDEO: Bishops named for new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales

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Downing Street has today announced the appointment of two Area Bishops for the newly created Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.

The Revd Dr Toby Howarth, currently Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterburyand National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England will be the Bishop of Bradford.

Creation of the Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales. Bishop of Huddersfield Jonathan Gibbs, left, with reverend canon Hilary Barber at Halifax Minster.
Creation of the Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales. Bishop of Huddersfield Jonathan Gibbs, left, with reverend canon Hilary Barber at Halifax Minster.

The Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs, currently Rector of Heswall in the Diocese of Chester, will be the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield. This is a new bishopric covering the local authority areas of Calderdale and Kirklees and is one of five areas in the diocese, which each have their own bishop.

 

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