|West Yorkshire Church Leaders stand together in prayer for victims of the cuts|
The WYEC Church Leaders share in many public events together. They have issued public statements on a Christian response to issues of public interest including the plight of asylum-seekers, to racism in politics and to concern for the victims of cuts. These occasions are a visible sign of unity.
The fellowship of the Church Leaders goes much deeper. It is nurtured by the Northern Church Leaders’ Retreat, the WYEC Church Leaders’ residential meeting and various other shared activities. New Church Leaders are immediately welcomed and made to feel part of and supported by the group.
The Revd Dr Roger Walton (3rd left), Chair of West Yorkshire Methodist District, signs the WYEC Covenant in the presence of other Church Leaders
Planting a tree for Christian Aid Meeting UK Borders Agency in support of
And who are the Church Leaders?
Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Bradford
Rt Revd John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds
Rt Revd Stephen Platten, Bishop of Wakefield
Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Pontefract, Chair of WYEC
Rev Graham Ensor, Regional Minister for Ministry, Yorkshire Baptist Association
Mgr John Wilson, Administrator of the Diocese of Leeds
Rt Revd Walter Jagucki, Bishop Emeritus of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain
Revd Dr Elizabeth Smith, Chair of Leeds District
Revd Dr Roger Walton, Chair of West Yorkshire District
Revd Kenneth Evans, Chairman of Yorkshire District
Eva Pinthus, Representative of Yorkshire General Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Major Bill Heeley, Divisional Commander for Yorkshire
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Revd Kevin Watson, Moderator of Yorkshire Synod, Vice-Chair of WYEC
WEST YORKSHIRE AFRICAN CARIBBEAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
Samuel Angus, Chair of WYACCC
For contact details of Church Leaders and other WYEC members, click here
To see the Church Leader's Covenant click here