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St Stephen's Church is located within the Wakefield Area of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.   Our Bishops The Rt Revds Nick Baines (Leeds) and Tony Robinson (Wakefield), and the Archdeacon of Pontefact, Rev Canon Cat Thatcher, work closely with our local clergy and churches.  


To find out more about the Diocese and how it works, click here to visit their website 

The Diocese regularly publishes an e-newletter.  If you would like to read and/or subscribe to this, please click here

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Our sister church on Carleton Road, Pontefract is St Michael's.   Click to see information about their services on A Church Near You website

Our church has a special connection with our link Diocese of Mara in Tanzania.  The people of Mara, especially the village of Nyamaseki and the secondary school in Issenye are regularly included in our prayers and we look forward to hearing news about the projects which are being undertaken in this particular area of Africa.  More information about the education projects can be found here


We are grateful to Dempsey Dyer Ltd, manufacturers of high quality windows and doors to the trade and commercial sectors,  for kindly agreeing to sponsor the costs of our website for another year.  

To visit their website, click here

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Members of East Hardwick Parish Council are representatives of the residents of our village.  They take an interest in all matters, particularly highways and planning issues.  The Council meets regularly in the village hall.  Click here to visit their website.


The Parish Council also has a facebook page.  If you have a facebook account, search for 'East Hardwick Parish Council' and ask to join the group. 

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