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York Diocese

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Founded: 627
Parishes: 447
Churches: 588
Geography: York; East Riding of Yorkshire, except for an area in the south-west, in the diocese of Sheffield; Kingston-upon-Hull; Redcar and Cleveland; Middlesbrough; the eastern half of North Yorkshire; Stockton-on-Tees, south of the Tees; an area of Leeds
Overseas Link Dioceses: Cape Town (South Africa), Mechelen-Brussels (Belgium)
Population: 1438000
Area Square Miles: 2670
Full time Stipendiary Parochial Clergy: 195
Benefices: 245
Source: The Church of England Year Book. For more information visit the Diocese page on Crockford's here

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 127 schools and academies in 470 parishes, stretching from the Humber to the Tees and the A1 to the coast.


We have a vision of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples. As a Diocese, we want to see our churches making disciples of all ages. We want to see mutual resourcing to build up the Body of Christ, to grow in five areas:

  • Christ-likeness. Becoming like Christ is the fundamental call of Christian discipleship. It is not always easy to assess, but we often recognise the flavour of a life becoming more godly.
  • Commitment. Commitment itself has several features, including: commitment to God, to seeking God's kingdom, to Christ's body the Church.
  • Partnership. Working with other churches, locally and globally, with schools, community groups, people, organisations for the common good, peace, justice and a healthy environment.
  • Influence.  Seeking to influence attitudes and behaviours in our communities and wider society.
  • Numbers.  Increasing the number of people associated with our churches, as worshippers and disciples.

If you think you could help our churches to become generous churches making and nurturing disciples, we'd love you to come to the Diocese of York.


For more on the Diocese of York, visit


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