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The Bishop of Wakefieldmarker is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Wakefieldmarker in the Province of York.

The diocese covers the south-west County of Yorkshiremarker. The see is in the City of Wakefieldmarker where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of All Saintsmarker, a parish church elevated to cathedral status in 1888.

The Bishop's residence is Bishop's Lodge, Wakefield.

The office has existed since the founding of the diocese in 1888 under Queen Victoria. The Cathedral contains a memorial to Bishop Walsham How, the Bishop of Wakefield. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Stephen George Platten, the 12th Bishop of Wakefield, who signs Stephen Wakefield.

List of the Bishops of Wakefield

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 William Walsham How 1889 1897
2 George Rodney Eden 1897 1928 Translated from Dover
3 James Buchanan Seaton 1928 1938
4 Campbell Richard Hone 1938 1946 Translated from Pontefract
5 Henry McGowan 1946 1949
6 Roger Plumpton Wilson 1949 1958 Previously Archdeacon of Nottingham
7 John Alexander Ramsbotham 1958 1968
8 Eric Treacy 1968 1977 Translated from Pontefract
9 Colin Clement Walter James 1977 1985 Translated from Basingstoke; later translated to Winchester
10 David Michael Hope 1985 1992 Translated to London; later translated to York
11 Nigel Simeon McCulloch 1992 2002 Translated from Taunton; later translated to Manchester
12 Stephen George Platten 2003 present Previously Dean of Norwich


  1. Crockford's Clerical Directory, 100th edition, (2007), Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. The Diocese of Wakefield. (Official website). Retrieved on 18 November 2008.
  3. People. Bishop of Wakefield. (Official website). Retrieved on 18 November 2008.

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