Bishop History

 

Bishops of Wakefield

1888 - 1897

William Walsham How, DD

Rector of Whittington, Shropshire 1851-79. Bishop of Bedford, as Suffragan to the Bishop of London, 1879-88.

1897 - 1928

George Rodney Eden, DD

Assistant Master Aysgarth School 1878-9. Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Durham 1879-1883. Vicar and Rural Dean of Bishop Auckland, 1883-90. Bishop-Suffragan of Dover 1890-97.

1928 - 1938

James Buchanan Seaton, DD

Vice Principal of Leeds Clergy School, 1896-1900. Curate of Leeds Parish Church, 1896-1905. Vicar of Armley,1905-9. Archdeacon of Johannesburg and Rector of St Mary's Johannesburg, 1909-14. Principal of Cuddesdon College and Vicar of Cuddesdon, 1914-28.

1938 - 1945

Campbell Richard Hone, DD

Domestic Chaplain to Bishop Eden, Wakefield, 1902-5. Vice Principal of Leeds Clergy School, 1905-9. Vicar of Mount Pellon, Halifax, 1909-16. Vicar of Brighouse, 1916-20. Rector and Rural Dean of Whitby, 1920-7. Canon and Prebendary Wistow in York Minster,1927-31. Archdeacon and Bishop Suffragan of Pontefract, 1931-8.

1946 - 1948

Henry McGowan, DD

Vicar St Mark's Church, Birmingham, 1923-5. Emmanuel Church, Southport, 1925-31. Aston juxta Birmingham, 1931-46. Archdeacon of Aston, 1938-46.

1949 - 1958

Roger Plumpton Wilson, DD

Vicar Holy Trinity, South Shore, Blackpool, 1939-44. Radcliffe-on-Trent, 1944-9. Archdeacon of Nottingham, 1944-9.

1958 - 1968

John Alexander Ramsbotham, DD

Curate of All Hallows, Lombard Street, London, 1919-32. Vice Principal Wells Theological College, 1934-6. Warden of the College of Ascension, Selly Oak, 1936-41. Rector Ordsall, 1941-2. Vicar St George's, Jesmond, Newcastle, 1942-50. Bishop Suffragan of Jarrow, 1950-8.

1968 - 1976

Eric Treacy, MBE, LL.D

Vicar St Mary's Edge Hill, 1936-41. Chaplain to the Forces, 1940-5. Rector of Keighley, 1945-9. Rural Dean of South Craven, 1947-9. Rural Dean and Vicar of Halifax, 1950-61. Archdeacon of Halifax, 1949-61. Archdeacon and Suffragan Bishop of Pontefract, 1961-8.

1977 - 1985

Colin Clement Walter James, MA

Religious Broadcasting Department of the BBC, 1959-67. Vicar of St Peter's, Bournemouth, 1967-73. Bishop of Basingstoke, 1973-7.

1985 - 1991

David Michael Hope, BA, D.Phil

Curate of St John, Tue Brook, Liverpool, 1965-70. Chaplain in Bucharest, 1967-8. Vicar of St Andrew, Orford, 1970-4. Principal St Stephen's House, Oxford, 1974-82. Vicar of All Saints, Margaret Street, London 1982-85.

1992 - 2003

Nigel Simeon McCulloch, MA

Curate of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 1966-70. Chaplain Christ College, Cambridge, 1970-75. Diocesan Missioner of Norwich, 1973-8. Priest-in-Charge of Salisbury, St Thomas & St Edmund, 1978-81. Canon & Prebendary of Sarum Cathedral, 1979-86. Archdeacon of Sarum, 1979-86. Prebendary of Wells Cathedral and Suffragan Bishop of Taunton, 1986-92.

2003 - 2014

Stephen George Platten, BD

Curate of Headington, Oxford, 1975-78. Chaplain and Tutor Lincoln Theological College, 1978-83. Residentiary Canon Portsmouth Cathedral and Director of Ordinands 1983-89. Archbishop's Secretary for Ecumenical Affairs, Canterbury 1990-95. Dean of Norwich Cathedral 1995-2003.

 

Bishops of Pontefract

1931 - 1938

Campbell Richard Hone, DD

Domestic Chaplain to Bishop Eden, Wakefield, 1902-5. Vice Principal of Leeds Clergy School, 1905-9. Vicar of Mount Pellon, Halifax, 1909-16. Vicar of Brighouse, 1916-20. Rector and Rural Dean of Whitby, 1920-7. Canon and Prebendary Wistow in York Minster,1927-31.

1939 - 1949

Tom Longworth, DD

Born 1891. Canon and Archdeacon, 1938. Subsequently Bishop of Hereford, 1949-61.

1949 - 1954

Arthur Harold Morris, DD

Born 1898. Canon and Archdeacon, 1946. Subsequently Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, 1954-65.

1954 - 1961

George William Clarkson

Born 1897. Canon, 1936. Archdeacon, 1954. Subsequently Dean of Guildford, 1961-68, Assistant Bishop of Lincoln, 1968-77.

1961 - 1968

Eric Treacy

Born 1907. Vicar St Mary's Edge Hill, 1936-41. Chaplain to the Forces, 1940-5. Rector of Keighley, 1945-9. Rural Dean of South Craven, 1947-9. Rural Dean and Vicar of Halifax, 1950-61. Archdeacon of Halifax, 1949-61.

1968 - 1971

William Gordon Fallows, MA

Born 1913. Canon 1952. Archdeacon 1955. Subsequently Bishop of Sheffield, 1971-79.

1971 - 1992

Thomas Richard Hare, MA

Born 1922. Canon 1959-65. Archdeacon 1965-71.

1993 - 1998

John Thornley Finney

Born 1932. Canon 1984-9. Officer for Decade of Evangelism.

2002 - 2014

Anthony William Robinson

Born 1956. Archdeacon of Pontefract 1997 -2003.

 

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