Glyn Webster

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The Right Reverend
Glyn Webster
Bishop of Beverley (PEV)
Diocese Diocese of York
Predecessor Martyn Jarrett
Other posts Acting Dean of York (2012)
Canon Chancellor, York Minster (–2013)
Queen's Chaplain
Ordination 1977 (deacon)
1978 (priest)
Consecration 25 January 2013
by John Sentamu
Personal details
Born (1951-06-03) 3 June 1951 (age 64)
Darwen, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Durham University

Glyn Hamilton Webster (born 1951) is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2013, he has been the Bishop of Beverley in the Church of England. He has been the Canon Chancellor (a canon residentiary) and Acting Dean of York Minster in the Diocese of York.

Early life and education[edit]

Webster worked as a State Registered Nurse at the Blackburn Royal Infirmary before training for the ordained ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham.

Ordained ministry[edit]

He was a curate at Huntington in the Diocese of York from 1977 to 1981. From 1981 to 1992, he was Vicar of St Luke's York. From 1981 to 1992, he was a chaplain at the York District Hospital and from 1992 to 1999, he was the Senior Chaplain for the York Health Services NHS Trust. He was a canon and prebendary of York Minster from 1994 to 1999 and also Rural Dean for the City of York from 1997 to 2004. From 2005 to 2010, he was Associate Diocesan Director of Ordinands. Since 1999 he has been a canon residentiary of York Minster. He was elected as a member of General Synod in 1995. From 2000 to January 2013, he served as Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of York and also as a member of the Crown Nominations Commission and the Archbishops' Council. He was a chaplain to the Queen.

Episcopal ministry[edit]

In August 2012, his appointment as the next Bishop of Beverley was announced[1] following the announcement in December 2011 that Martyn Jarrett would retire as Bishop of Beverley on 30 September 2012.[2] Beverley is the see reserved for the Provincial Episcopal Visitor for the Province of York.

Webster is a member of the Council of Bishops of The Society.[3]


  • Glyn Webster Esq (1951–1977)
  • The Revd Glyn Webster (1977-1994)
  • The Revd Canon Glyn Webster (1994–2013)
  • The Rt Revd Glyn Webster (2013–present)


  1. ^ Official announcement
  2. ^ The Church Times, 9 December 2011, p. 6
  3. ^ "The Council of Bishops". The Society. Retrieved 6 December 2015.