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WEST YORKSHIRE CHURCHES TOGETHER “WYCT”  begins its fourth year of operation on 1st January.

It succeeded the West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council

The coordinator is Rev Nick Shields who can be contacted at westyorkshirect@icloud.com

CHURCHES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF WYCT Forum

with their local leaders are:

ANGLICAN

Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds

Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield & Convenor of WYCT

BAPTIST

Revd Graham Ensor, Regional Minister for Ministry, 

Yorkshire Baptist Association

CATHOLIC

Rt Rev Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds

LUTHERAN

Rt Revd Walter Jagucki, Bishop Emeritus of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain

METHODIST

Revd Kerry Tankard, Chair of Yorkshire West District

MORAVIAN

Revd Kenneth Evans, Chair of Yorkshire District

NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF GOD

Rt Revd Tony Parry, Deputy Convenor of WYCT

QUAKERS (FRIENDS)

Rachel Muers, Representative of Quakers in Yorkshire

SALVATION ARMY

Major Jane Cowell, Divisional Leader for  Yorkshire North & Tees

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Revd Kevin Watson, Moderator of Yorkshire Synod

WESLEYAN HOLINESS CHURCH                                                                                   Pastor Gloria Hanley

The Map shows the area of West Yorkshire, but WYCT extends a little further to take in Dioceses and Districts based in West Yorkshire but whose boundaries go further…

DENOMINATIONAL ECUMENICAL OFFICERS (“DEOs”).…represent their own church within  WYCT and represent WYCT in this area.They encourage people within their own denominations to be outward- looking and to work with the other churches in their locality. The DEOs also do a great deal of the nuts-and-bolts work of ecumenism, helping too with the smooth running of Local Ecumenical Partnerships (LEPs). Underpinning all they do is their shared worship, friendship and regular meeting together. At present, these are the DEOs in WYCT:

ANGLICAN Revd Glenn Coggins, Diocese of Leeds (Convenor)

BAPTIST
  to be appointed; Yorkshire Baptist Association

CATHOLIC
  Revd David Bulmer, Diocese of Leeds

METHODIST
  Revd Mark Cheetham

MORAVIAN
  Revd Michael Newman

NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF GOD  Revd Edward Sterling

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
 Terasa Raddings

WESLEYAN HOLINESS CHURCH                                                                                    Pastor Gloria Hanley