Church's five new canons.
Canon John Lawson is the Diocesan director of training and a residentiary canon at Wakefield Cathedral.
He was the former priest-in-charge at Birchencliffe and assistant Diocesan director of ordinands.
Two of the five were given the honour in recognition of their services to the Diocese of Wakefield.
They are Canons Ian Gaskell and Lindsay Dew.
Mr Gaskell has served the Diocese of Wakefield for many years, both as a parish priest and adviser to the Bishop of Wakefield on social responsibility.
Mrs Dew is the rector of Thornhill and Whitley Lower and rural dean of Dewsbury.
The other two canons are lay canons.
Linda Box is an ecclesiastical lawyer and has just left a post as registrar of the Diocese of Wakefield.
She has been appointed chancellor of the Diocese of Southwell, London.
Celia Kilner is a nationally known sculptor and artist and a prominent member of Memorials By Artists,a group which seeks to promote handcrafted headstones.
She is showing work on the theme of angels at Holy Trinity Church, Holmfirth until September 29.