Carey Knyvett

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Carey Frederick Knyvett (1885 – 1967) was the 2nd Bishop of Selby. Educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford.[1] He was ordained in 1914. His first post was as Curate at Petworth. Subsequently Chaplain to the Bishop of Sheffield (until war broke out[2]), Vicar of Benwell and Archdeacon of Northampton[3] he ascended to the Episcopate in 1941, a post he was to hold until retirement 21 years later.[4]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ He was mentioned in dispatches The Times, Monday, 29 January 1917; p. 9; Issue 41388; col B
  3. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 23 June 1936; p. 13; Issue 47408; col B New Archdeacon Of Northampton
  4. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 14 March 1962; p. 14; Issue 55339; col E Ecclesiastical News Resignation of the Bishop Suffragan Of Selby
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry St John Stirling Woollcombe
Bishop of Selby
1941 – 1962
Succeeded by
Douglas Noel Sargent