The appointment of the first Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales has been announced by 10 Downing Street.
The Rt Rev Nicholas Baines – the outgoing Bishop of Bradford – will lead the new “super-diocese” which comes into being on Easter Sunday, April 20.
The diocese will be created following the restructuring of the dioceses of Ripon and Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield into one.
His appointment was approved by the Queen in her role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
The Rt Rev Nicholas Baines, 56, was ordained deacon in 1987 and priest in 1988. He has been Bishop of Bradford since 2011.