The new diocese will come into being on Easter Sunday and will be the largest geographically in the country.
The first bishop of what will be the largest Church of England diocese has been announced. The Right Revd Nick Baines has been nominated as Bishop of Leeds, overseeing the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. It replaces the dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds, and Wakefield on Easter Sunday.
Bishop Nick told Premier's Des Busteed on the News Hour what he's hoping to achieve in the new diocese:
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