Bishop of Ripon and Leeds
|Bishop of Ripon and Leeds|
|Diocese:||Ripon and Leeds|
Though one ancient Bishop of Ripon is known, the modern diocese dates from 1836. Since 1999, the see has been called the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, reflecting the growing importance of Leeds, the largest city within the diocese and one of the fastest-growing cities in Britain.
The bishop lives in Hollin House, a six bedroom house in Weetwood, North Leeds, having moved there from Ripon in August 2008. The current (and last) bishop is the Right Reverend John Richard Packer, who signs John Ripon and Leeds. There is one suffragan bishop in the diocese, the Bishop of Knaresborough.
Upon the expected creation of the Diocese of Leeds, approved by the General Synod on 8 July 2013, the see will be dissolved and its territory added to the new diocese within which there will be an Area Bishop of Ripon and a diocesan Bishop of Leeds.
List of diocesan bishops
|Ancient Bishop of Ripon|
|c.679||unknown||Eadhæd||Previously Bishop of Lindsey|
|Bishops of Ripon (New Foundation)|
|1836||1856||Charles Longley||Nominated on 15 October and consecrated on 6 November 1836. Translated to Durham in 1856.|
|1857||1884||Robert Bickersteth||Nominated on 17 December 1856 and consecrated on 18 January 1857. Died in office on 15 April 1884.|
|1884||1911||William Boyd Carpenter||Nominated on 11 June and consecrated on 25 July 1884. Resigned on 8 November 1911 and died on 26 October 1928.|
|1912||1920||Thomas Drury||Translated from Sodor and Man. Nominated on 22 November 1911 and confirmed on 4 February 1912. Resigned on 22 April 1920 and died on 12 February 1926.|
|1920||1925||Thomas Strong||Nominated on 24 June and consecrated on 24 August 1920. Translated to Oxford on 13 October 1925.|
|1926||1934||Edward Burroughs||Nominated on 29 October 1925 and consecrated on 6 January 1926. Died in office on 23 August 1934.|
|1935||1946||Geoffrey Lunt||Nominated on 19 November 1934 and consecrated on 25 January 1935. Translated to Salisbury on 9 October 1946.|
|1946||1959||George Chase||Nominated on 11 October and consecrated on 1 November 1946. Resigned on 6 April 1959 and died on 30 November 1971.|
|1959||1975||John Moorman||Nominated on 2 May and consecrated on 11 June 1959. Resigned on 30 November 1975 and died on 13 January 1989.|
|1976||1977||Hetley Price||Translated from Doncaster. Nominated on 10 February and confirmed on 18 March 1976. Died in office on 15 March 1977.|
|1977||1999||David Young||Nominated on 11 July and consecrated on 21 September 1977. Retired in 1999 and died on 10 August 2008.|
|Bishops of Ripon and Leeds|
|2000||2014 (expected)||John Packer||Translated from Warrington. Took office on Sunday, 16 July 2000.|
Diocesan Bishop of Leeds
Area Bishop of Ripon
- The Church of England – Synod approves new Diocese of Leeds for West Yorkshire and The Dales
- The Dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds and Wakefield Reorganisation Scheme 201- (Accessed 9 July 2013)
- Obituary: The Rt Rev David Young. The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
- Bradford Diocese – General Synod votes for new diocese (Accessed 9 July 2013)
- Bishop John Packer. The Diocese of Ripon and Leeds. Retrieved on 17 June 2009.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 220. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- "Historical successions: Ripon and Leeds". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 6 January 2012.