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 now held by The Right Reverend Sophie Jelley.

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Doncaster
From Until Incumbent Notes
1972 1975 Hetley Price (1922–1977). Translated to Ripon
1976 1982 Stewart Cross (1928–1989). Translated to Blackburn
1982 1992 William Persson (b. 1927)
1993 1999 Michael Gear (1934–2018)
2000 2011 Cyril Ashton (b. 1942)
2012 2019 Peter Burrows (b. 1955)[3] Retired 30 September 2019.[4]
2020 onwards 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]
Source(s):[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 (#8167). 27 September 2019. p. 33. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
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  7. ^ "The Consecration of the Revd Canon Sophie Jelley". York Minster Youtube Channel. 21 September 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2020.

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