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West Yorkshire dioceses debate merger proposal

by Ed Thornton

THE synod of Ripon & Leeds diocese gave a “qualified green light” to proposals that it be abolished and form part of a single, larger diocese in West Yorkshire (News, 10 December) on Saturday. The synod of Bradford met the same day to discuss the proposals, but reported that it was not ready to vote on any specific proposal.

The Ripon & Leeds meeting “agreed in principle” to the creation of a single diocese, but ...

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH