RT REVD NICK BAINES is the Bishop of Leeds (for the Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales). Before ordination, worked as a Russian linguist at GCHQ. He has a particular expertise in communication and is known for his engagement with the media. He has 11,000 followers on Twitter and his blog attracts between 500 and 2000 views every day. He’s frequently asked to comment nationally on topical issues and is regularly heard on the Chris Evans Show on Radio 2 and Thought for the Day on Radio 4. His writing includes comment pieces for broadsheet newspapers, popular books on Christian faith and contributions to academic journals. He also chairs the Sandford St Martin Trust which promotes excellence in religious broadcasting through the presentation of annual awards. Nick Baines became a member of the House of Lords in 2014. He has represented the Archbishop of Canterbury at international faith conferences and is the English Co-chair of the Meissen Commission which develops relationships between the Church of England and the Protestant Church in Germany. He also preaches regularly at conferences in Germany – in German.