Mark Bryant (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Mark Bryant
Bishop of Jarrow
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Durham
In office 2007 to present
Predecessor John Pritchard
Other posts Archdeacon of Coventry (2001–2007)
Ordination 1975
Consecration 13 September 2007
by John Sentamu
Personal details
Born (1949-10-08) 8 October 1949 (age 67)[1]
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Elisabeth
Children 3 adult children
Alma mater Durham University

Mark Watts Bryant (born 8 October 1949) is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2007, he has been the Bishop of Jarrow, the suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Durham, Church of England.[2]

Early life[edit]

Bryant was born on 8 October 1949.[1] He was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead.[1] He went on to study at St John's College, Durham University and then studied for the ordained ministry at Cuddesdon College.[1]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Bryant served curacies at Addlestone, Guildford from 1975 to 1979, and from 1979 to 1983 at Studley, Salisbury (during the latter also acting as Chaplain to Trowbridge college) — he was then Vicar of the same parish from 1983 to 1988. From 1988 to 1996 he was Vocational Development Adviser, Diocese of Coventry, and Diocesan Director of Ordinands. From 1993 to 2001 he was an honorary canon of Coventry Cathedral. From 1996 to 2001, he was Team Rector at Caludon, Coventry, and from 1999 to 2001 he was also Area Dean of East Coventry. He was Archdeacon of Coventry from 2001 to 2007 and, since 2006, also a Canon Residentiary of Coventry Cathedral.[3]

Episcopal ministry[edit]

Bryant was consecrated as bishop by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York in York Minster on 13 September 2007.[4] He was welcomed to the Diocese of Durham in a special service in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 16 September 2007 at 3.30pm.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Bryan is married to Elisabeth who is a nurse lecturer practitioner. They have three adult children. Bryant's interests include classical music, walking and the arts.[6][7]



  1. ^ a b c d Jarrow, Bishop Suffragan of, (Rt Rev. Mark Watts Bryant). Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Official notification
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ York Minster — New Bishop of Jarrow consecrated
  5. ^ Durham Cathedral — Installation of the Bishop of Jarrow
  6. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  7. ^ Diocese of Durham — Bishops

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ian Russell
Archdeacon of Coventry
Succeeded by
Ian Watson
Preceded by
John Pritchard
Bishop of Jarrow