Province of York

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Province of York
Dioceses of Church of England.svg
ChurchChurch of England
Metropolitan bishopArchbishop of York
CathedralYork Minster

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 AD 735: Ecgbert 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). York Minster serves as the mother church of the Province of York.[2]


  1. ^ Cannon, John (2002). "York, metropolitan diocese of". The Oxford Companion to British History. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.