Province of York

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Province of York
Coverage of the Province of York
Church Church of England
Metropolitan bishop Archbishop of York
Cathedral York Minster
Dioceses 12
Suffragan bishop(s) 1

The Province of York is one of two ecclesiastical provinces making up the Church of England and consists of 12 dioceses which cover the northern third of England and the Isle of Man.[1] York was elevated to an archbishopric in 735 AD: Ecgbert of York was the first archbishop. At one time the Archbishops of York also claimed metropolitan authority over Scotland but these claims were never realised and ceased when the Archdiocese of St Andrews was established.

The province's metropolitan bishop is the Archbishop of York (the junior of the Church of England's two archbishops).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon, John (2002). "York, metropolitan diocese of". The Oxford Companion to British History. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2009-08-08.