Diocese of York

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Diocese of York

Dioecesis Eboracensis
Archbishop of York arms.svg
Coat of arms
Location
Ecclesiastical province York
Archdeaconries Cleveland, the East Riding, York
Statistics
Parishes472
Churches607
Information
Cathedral York Minster
Language English
Current leadership
Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York
Suffragans Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby [1]
John Thomson, Bishop of Selby [1]
Eleanor Sanderson, Bishop of Hull
Stephen Race, Bishop-designate of Beverley (AEO)
Archdeacons Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding
Sam Rushton, Archdeacon of York
Amanda Bloor, 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 Northumberland, Lancashire, Cumberland and Westmorland.

Bishops

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.

Bishops of the Diocese of York in 2022 Bishops of York 2022 (52386173109).jpg
Bishops of the Diocese of York in 2022

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

David James, retired Bishop of Bradford [8] and Martin Wallace, retired Bishop suffragan of Selby, [9] live in Beverley and Bridlington respectively, but there is no evidence that either has been licensed as an honorary assistant bishop.

History

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

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, [10] a position he held until he retired on 1 July 2017. [11]

Archdeaconries and deaneries

Diocese Archdeaconries Rural Deaneries
Diocese of York Archdeaconry of York Deanery of New Ainsty
Deanery of Derwent
Deanery of Easingwold
Deanery of Selby
Deanery of South Wold
Deanery of Southern Ryedale
Deanery of City of York
Archdeaconry of Cleveland Deanery of Guisborough
Deanery of Middlesbrough
Deanery of Mowbray
Deanery of Northern Ryedale
Deanery of Stokesley
Deanery of Whitby
Archdeaconry of the East Riding Deanery of Beverley
Deanery of Bridlington
Deanery of Hull
Deanery of Harthill
Deanery of North Holderness
Deanery of South Holderness
Deanery of Howden
Deanery of Scarborough

From 1972 to 2017 the Deanery of Hull was, unusually, sub-divided into three Area Deaneries of Central and North Hull, East Hull, and West Hull.

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References

  1. 1 2 Diocese of York – New Bishops of Selby and Whitby (Accessed 2 May 2014)
  2. "Smith, David James" . Who's Who . ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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  6. "Bishop James Jones" . Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  7. Choral Mattins - Law Sunday (order of service). Winchester Cathedral. 8 October 2017. p. 4. The Right Reverend James Jones KBS is currently 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)
  8. "James, David Charles" . Who's Who . ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  9. "Wallace, Martin William" . Who's Who . ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 23 August 2014.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  10. Diocese of York – David Butterfield to help churches with Stewardship (Accessed 19 April 2014)
  11. "Resignations and retirements" . Church Times . No. 8053. 21 July 2017. p. 28. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 22 July 2017.