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Not to be confused with now defunct title, relating to the Catholic Diocese of Beverley

The Bishop of Beverley is a Church of England suffragan bishop and takes its name after the town of Beverleymarker in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmarker.

The suffragran bishop was originally to assist the Archbishop of York in overseeing the Diocese of Yorkmarker, but after 1923 the position fell into abeyance. The title was revived in 1994 as a Provincial Episcopal Visitor for the whole of the Province of York and has responsibility to visit parishes throughout the province who cannot in good conscience accept the ministry of bishops who have participated in the ordination of women.

List of the Bishops of Beverley

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 Robert Jarratt Crosthwaite 1889 1923
in abeyance 1923 1994
2 John Scott Gaisford SSC 1994 2000
3 Martyn William Jarrett SSC 2000 present Formerly Bishop of Burnley

See also


  1. Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. Beverley Festival: The Bishop of Beverley. Retrieved on 3 June 2008.

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