Diocese of York

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Coordinates: 53°57′43″N 1°4′55″W / 53.96194°N 1.08194°W / 53.96194; -1.08194

Diocese of York
Dioecesis Eboracensis
Location
Ecclesiastical province York
Archdeaconries Cleveland, the East Riding, York
Statistics
Parishes 472
Churches 607
Information
Cathedral York Minster
Current leadership
Bishop John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Suffragans Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley (AEO)
Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby[1]
John Thomson, Bishop of Selby[1]
Alison White, Bishop of Hull
Archdeacons Sarah Bullock, Archdeacon of York
Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding
Sam Rushton, Archdeacon of Cleveland
Website
dioceseofyork.org.uk

The Diocese of York is an administrative division of the Church of England, part of the Province of York, it covers the city of York, the eastern part of North Yorkshire, and most of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The diocese is headed by the Archbishop of York and its cathedral is York Minster, the diocese is divided into three archdeaconries of Cleveland in the north (with a Bishop of Whitby), the East Riding (with a Bishop of Hull), and in the south-west the Archdeaconry of York (with a Bishop of Selby).

The diocese was once much larger, covering Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and parts of Lancashire, Cumberland and Westmorland.

Bishops[edit]

The diocesan Archbishop of York is primarily supported by three suffragan bishops: the Bishops of Hull (founded 1891), of Whitby (founded 1923) and of Selby (founded 1939). While not operating a formal area scheme, each suffragan takes informal responsibility for one archdeaconry (East Riding, Cleveland and York respectively). Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese who reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor (PEV) the Bishop suffragan of Beverley; unlike in most dioceses, Beverley does not need to be licensed as an honorary assistant bishop since he is a suffragan in the diocese.

There are nine retired honorary assistant bishops licensed in the diocese:

David James, retired Bishop of Bradford[13] and Martin Wallace, retired Bishop suffragan of Selby,[14] live in Beverley and Bridlington respectively, but there is no evidence that either has been licensed as an honorary assistant bishop.

History[edit]

In 1541, the archdeanery of Richmond, North Yorkshire, which included part of the Yorkshire Dales, North Lancashire (including Furness), the southern part of Westmorland and the ward of Allerdale above Derwent in Cumberland, became part of the new Diocese of Chester. (These areas later became parts of other dioceses.)

In 1836 the western part (corresponding broadly to the West Riding) was split into the Ripon diocese, which was later subdivided into the dioceses of Ripon and Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield and now constitutes most of the Diocese of Leeds. In 1884 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire became part of the new Diocese of Southwell, from which Derbyshire was split off again in 1927 to form the Diocese of Derby; in 1914 the Diocese of Sheffield (covering South Yorkshire) was split off as an independent diocese.

Archdeacon for Generous Giving and Stewardship[edit]

David Butterfield resigned as Archdeacon of the East Riding on 26 May 2014 in order to be collated as "Archdeacon for Generous Giving and Stewardship" that 23 June;[15] he retired on 1 July 2017.[16]

Resignations and retirements

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diocese of York – New Bishops of Selby and Whitby (Accessed 2 May 2014)
  2. ^ "Ronald Graham Gregory Foley". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 18 June 2016.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Barker, Clifford Conder. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  4. ^ Galliford, David George. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  5. ^ Lunn, David Ramsay. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  6. ^ Henshall, Michael. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  7. ^ Smith, David James. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  8. ^ Cray, Graham Alan. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 25 April 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  9. ^ Bates, Gordon. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  10. ^ Jones, James Stuart. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  11. ^ "Bishop James Jones". Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  12. ^ Choral Mattins - Law Sunday (order of service). Winchester Cathedral. 8 October 2017. p. 4. The Right Reverend James Jones KBS is curently an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of York having formerly been Bishop of Hull (1994 - 1998), Bishop of Liverpool (1998 - 2013) and Bishop to Prisons (2006 - 2013) 
  13. ^ James, David Charles. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  14. ^ Wallace, Martin William. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  15. ^ Diocese of York – David Butterfield to help churches with Stewardship (Accessed 19 April 2014)
  16. ^ "Resignations and retirements". Church Times (#8053). 21 July 2017. p. 28. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 22 July 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 

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