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The Bishop of Jarrow is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Durhammarker, in the Province of York, Englandmarker. The title takes its name after the former Anglo Saxon monastery in the town of Jarrowmarker in Tyne and Wear.

List of the Bishops of Jarrow

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 George Nickson 1906 1914 Translated to Bristol
2 John Nathaniel Quirk 1914 1924 (died 1924). Formerly Bishop of Sheffield
3 Samuel Kirshbaum Knight 1924 1932 (1868-1932).
4 James Geoffrey Gordon 1932 1939
5 Leslie Owen 1939 1944 Translated to Maidstone
6 David Colin Dunlop 1944 1950 Previously Prior and Precentor of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburghmarker
7 John Alexander Ramsbotham 1950 1958 Translated to Wakefield
8 Mervyn Armstrong 1958 1965
9 Alexander Kenneth Hamilton 1965 1980
10 Michael Thomas Ball 1980 1990 (b.1932). Translated to Truro
11 Alan Smithson 1990 2002
12 John Lawrence Pritchard 2002 2007 (b.1948). Translated to Oxford
13 Mark Watts Bryant 2007 present (b.1950)


  1. Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. Samuel Kirshbaum Knight. National Register of Archives. Retrieved on 7 June 2008.
  3. With the Jarrow marchers. The Guardian, Tuesday, October 13, 1936.

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