Bishop of Doncaster

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The Bishop of Doncaster is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Sheffield, in the Province of York, England. The title takes its name after the town of Doncaster in South Yorkshire; [1] the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888 by Order in Council dated 4 February 1972. [2] The See is currently held by the Right Reverend Sophie Jelley.

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Bishops of Doncaster
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19721975 Hetley Price (1922–1977). Translated to Ripon
19761982 Stewart Cross (1928–1989). Translated to Blackburn
19821992 William Persson (b. 1927)
19931999 Michael Gear (1934–2018)
20002011 Cyril Ashton (b. 1942)
20122019 Peter Burrows (b. 1955) [3] Retired 30 September 2019. [4]
2020onwards Sophie Jelley Consecration originally scheduled for "spring 2020", [5] but postponed; licensed ad interim as "Bishop of Doncaster designate and Principal Commissary of the Bishop of Sheffield", 25 March 2020; [6] consecrated 21 September 2020 [7]
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References

  1. 1 2 Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. "No. 45607". The London Gazette . 24 February 1972. p. 2299.
  3. "Suffragan Bishop of Doncaster" (Press release). 10 Downing St. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  4. "Resignations and Retirements" . Church Times . No. 8167. 27 September 2019. p. 33. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  5. "The Revd Canon Sophie Jelley Announced as the Next Bishop of Doncaster".
  6. @PeteWilcox1564 (24 March 2020). "Well, it's not quite what I hoped to be doing at 11am tomorrow but I'm still looking forward to this! ⁦…" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  7. "The Consecration of the Revd Canon Sophie Jelley". York Minster Youtube Channel. 21 September 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2020.