Bishop of Ripon is an episcopal title which takes its name after the city of Ripon in North Yorkshire, England. The bishop is one of the area bishops of the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales (also known as the Diocese of Leeds) in the Province of York. The area bishop of Ripon has oversight of the archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven, which consists of the deaneries of Bowland, Ewecross, Harrogate, Richmond, Ripon, Skipton, and Wensley. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Though one ancient Bishop of Ripon is known, the modern
see of Ripon was established in 1836 from parts of the dioceses of Chester and York. In the same year, the [2 ] collegiate church in Ripon was raised to the status of cathedral church. From 1905, the bishops of Ripon were assisted by the suffragan bishops of Knaresborough in overseeing the diocese. In 1999, the [3 ] see changed its name to 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. [3 ]
The diocesan bishop lived in Hollin House, a six bedroom house in
Weetwood, North Leeds, having moved there from Ripon in August 2008. The only bishop of Ripon and Leeds was the Right Reverend John Richard Packer, who signed John Ripon and Leeds, retired on 31 January 2014. [4 ]
The Diocese of Ripon and Leeds was dissolved on 20 April 2014
and its former territory was added to the new [5 ] Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. The current Area Bishop for the Ripon episcopal area is the Right Reverend [6 ] James Bell, [7 ] who had previously been the suffragan [8 ] Bishop of Knaresborough and acting diocesan Bishop of Ripon and Leeds until the dissolution of the diocese. [7 ]
List of bishops [ edit ]
Ancient Bishop of Ripon
Previously Bishop of Lindsey
Bishops of Ripon (New Foundation)
Nominated on 15 October 1836 and consecrated on 6 November 1836. Translated to Durham in 1856.
Nominated on 17 December 1856 and consecrated on 18 January 1857. Died in office on 15 April 1884.
William Boyd Carpenter
Nominated on 11 June 1884 and consecrated on 25 July 1884. Resigned on 8 November 1911 and died on 26 October 1928.
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.
Nominated on 24 June 1920 and consecrated on 24 August 1920. Translated to Oxford on 13 October 1925.
Nominated on 29 October 1925 and consecrated on 6 January 1926. Died in office on 23 August 1934.
Nominated on 19 November 1934 and consecrated on 25 January 1935. Translated to Salisbury on 9 October 1946.
Nominated on 11 October 1946 and consecrated on 1 November 1946. Resigned on 6 April 1959 and died on 30 November 1971.
Nominated on 2 May 1959 and consecrated on 11 June 1959. Resigned on 30 November 1975 and died on 13 January 1989.
Translated from Doncaster. Nominated on 10 February 1976 and confirmed on 18 March 1976. Died in office on 15 March 1977.
Nominated on 11 July 1977 and consecrated on 21 September 1977. Retired in 1999 and died on 10 August 2008. [9 ]
Bishops of Ripon and Leeds
Translated from Warrington. Took office on 16 July 2000. It was announced in September 2013 that he would retire in January 2014; with his final duties as bishop on 31 December 2013 and retirement on 31 January 2014. [4 ]
James Bell (acting bishop)
Suffragan Bishop of Knaresborough. Acted as diocesan bishop of Ripon and Leeds between Packer's retirement on 31 January 2014 and the dissolution of the diocese on 20 April 2014.
Area Bishops of Ripon
Formerly Bishop of Knaresborough. It was announced on 20 April 2014 that Bell is the area bishop for the Ripon episcopal area in the new [7 ] Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. [8 ]
[10 ] [11 ] [12 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Diocesan map with deaneries". westyorkshiredales.anglican.org . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M.; Mussett, P. (2004). "Ripon Introduction". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857. Volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. Institute of Historical Research. p. 124.
^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
^ a b "Bishop of Ripon and Leeds announces retirement". riponleeds.anglican.org. 10 September 2013 . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ "The Diocese of Ripon and Leeds is now dissolved". riponleeds.anglican.org . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ "New diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales". churchofengland.org. 20 April 2014 . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ a b c "Bishop James Bell". westyorkshiredales.anglican.org . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ a b The Transformation Programme – Archbishop appoints interim area bishops (Accessed 10 January 2014)
^ Obituary: The Rt Rev David Young. The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
^ "Historical successions: Ripon and Leeds". Crockford's Clerical Directory . Retrieved 6 January 2012.
^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 220. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
^ Horn, J. M.; Smith, D. M.; Mussett, P. (2004). "Bishops of Ripon". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857. Volume 11: Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man Dioceses. Institute of Historical Research. p. 129.
Bishop of Leeds (diocesan and area bishop), Nick Baines Diocesan 'mentor bishop' and interim
area bishop in Bradford, Tom Butler The
Bishop of Pontefract, area bishop in Wakefield and interim area bishop in Huddersfield, Tony Robinson The
Bishop of Knaresborough and area bishop in Ripon, James Bell The area bishop of Huddersfield,
Jonathan Gibbs The area bishop of Bradford,
AEO: the Bishop suffragan of Pontefract The
Dean of Wakefield (presiding dean), Jonathan Greener The
Dean of Bradford, Jerry Lepine The Sub-
Dean of Ripon, Keith Punshon The
Archdeacon of Bradford, David Lee The
Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, Paul Slater The
Archdeacon of Pontefract, Peter Townley The
Archdeacon of Halifax, Anne Dawtry The
Archdeacon of Leeds, Paul Hooper