Rt. Rev’d Nick Baines
Bishop Nick is the first Bishop of Leeds, an area covering North, West and South Yorkshire established in 2014. Bishop Nick was previously Bishop of Bradford (2013-14) and before that was Bishop of Croydon (in the Diocese of Southwark). He worked as a linguist at GCHQ prior to training for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol. He has a particular expertise and passion for communication and is known for his engagement with the media including national broadcasting (e.g. BBC radio). He also represents the Archbishop of Canterbury at international conferences and is the English Co-chair of the Meissen Commission which develops relationships between the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in Germany.