Bishop of Wakefield

Bishop Wakefield

The Bishop of Wakefield
The Rt Revd Stephen Platten

Parliamentary Spokesperson for:

Defence; Rural Affairs/Agriculture

Overseas Partner Diocese in the Anglican Communion:

Mara, Tanzania

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords, 2009


APPG Membership:

Music Education(resourced by the Incorporated Society of Musicians)
A link to more information on the All Party Parliamentary Group: Music Education

Biographical Details:

Year of birth, 1947

London University: BEd 1972
Trinity College, Oxford: BD 2003
UEA: Hon DLitt 2003
Ripon College, Cuddesdon: 1972-75
Deacon: 1975
Priest: 1975
Curate, Headington, Oxford: 1975 - 1978
Chaplain and Tutor, Lincoln Theological College: 1978-1983
Canon Residentiary, Portsmouth Cathedral and Director of Ordinands: 1983-1989
Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Ecumenical Affairs: 1990-1995
Honorary Canon, Canterbury Cathedral: 1990-1995
Dean of Norwich: 1995-2003
Bishop of Wakefield: 2003 -


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Wakefield
House of Lords

Bishop's Lodge
Woodthorpe Lane

Revd Matthew Bullimore (Domestic Chaplain and Communications Officer)
01924 255349
Email -

Please click on the crest below to view the Diocesan website:


Follow the Church of England Parliamentary Unit on Twitter @churchstate to stay up to date with the activities of the bishops in the House of Lords.

Find Your Local Church

Tip: Find your local church and set it as your default location to view your latest services and events on this page