Diocese of York

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Coordinates: 53°57′43″N 1°4′55″W / 53.96194°N 1.08194°W / 53.96194; -1.08194

Diocese of York
Location
Ecclesiastical province York
Archdeaconries Cleveland, the East Riding, York
Statistics
Parishes 472
Churches 607
Information
Cathedral York Minster
Current leadership
Bishop John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Suffragans Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley (PEV)
Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby[1]
John Thomson, Bishop of Selby[1]
Bishop of Hull (vacant)
Archdeacons David Butterfield, Archdeacon for Generous Giving and Stewardship
Sarah Bullock, Archdeacon of York
Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding
Richard Rowling, Acting Archdeacon of Cleveland
Website
dioceseofyork.org.uk

The Diocese of York is an administrative division of the Church of England, part of the Province of York. It covers the city of York, the eastern part of North Yorkshire, and most of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The diocese is headed by the Archbishop of York and its cathedral is York Minster. The diocese is divided into three archdeaconries of Cleveland in the north (with a Bishop of Whitby), the East Riding (with a Bishop of Hull), and in the south-west the Archdeaconry of York (with a Bishop of Selby).

The diocese was once much larger, covering Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and parts of Lancashire, Cumberland and Westmorland.

Bishops[edit]

The diocesan Archbishop of York is primarily supported by three suffragan bishops: the Bishops of Hull (founded 1891), of Whitby (founded 1923) and of Selby (founded 1939). While not operating a formal area scheme, each suffragan takes informal responsibility for one archdeaconry (East Riding, Cleveland and York respectively). Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese who reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor (PEV) the Bishop suffragan of Beverley; unlike in most dioceses, Beverley does not need to be licensed as an honorary assistant bishop since he is a suffragan in the diocese.

There are eight retired honorary assistant bishops licensed in the diocese:

David James, retired Bishop of Bradford;[10] James Jones, retired Bishop of Liverpool, Bishop to Prisons and Bishop suffragan of Hull;[11] and Martin Wallace, retired Bishop suffragan of Selby,[12] live in Beverley, Burythorpe and Bridlington respectively, but there is no evidence that any has been licensed as an honorary assistant bishop.

History[edit]

In 1541, the archdeanery of Richmond, North Yorkshire, which included part of the Yorkshire Dales, North Lancashire (including Furness), the southern part of Westmorland and the ward of Allerdale above Derwent in Cumberland, became part of the new Diocese of Chester. (These areas later became parts of other dioceses.)

In 1836 the western part (corresponding broadly to the West Riding) was split into the Ripon diocese, which was later subdivided into the dioceses of Ripon and Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield and now constitutes most of the Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales. In 1884 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire became part of the new Diocese of Southwell, from which Derbyshire was split off again in 1927 to form the Diocese of Derby. In 1914 the Diocese of Sheffield (covering South Yorkshire) was split off as an independent diocese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diocese of York – New Bishops of Selby and Whitby (Accessed 2 May 2014)
  2. ^ "Foley RGG". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  (Subscription required)
  3. ^ "Barker, Rt Rev. Clifford Conder". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Galliford, Rt Rev. David George". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lunn, Rt Rev. David Ramsay". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Henshall, Rt Rev. Michael". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Smith, Rt Rev. David James". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cray, Rt Rev. Graham Alan". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bates, Rt Rev. Gordon". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "James, Rt Rev. David Charles". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Jones, Rt Rev. James Stuart". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Wallace, Rt Rev. Martin William". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

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