Bishop of Burnley

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The Bishop of Burnley is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn, in the Province of York, England.[1]

The title takes its name after the town of Burnley in Lancashire. Originally, the suffragan bishops were appointed for the diocese of Manchester, but with the creation of the Diocese of Blackburn in 1926, Burnley came under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Blackburn.

List of bishops

Bishops of Burnley
From Until Incumbent Notes
1901[2] 1904 Edwyn Hoskyns Translated to Southwell
1905 1909 Alfred Pearson Consecreted Rector and Bishop Suffragan of Burnley on 2 Feb 1905, died in office of TB on 19 Mar 1909.
1909 1931 Henry Henn
1931 1949 Priestley Swain
1950 1954 Keith Prosser
1955 1970 George Holderness
1970 1988 Richard Watson
1988 1994 Ronald Milner
1994 2000 Martyn Jarrett Translated to Beverley
2000 2014 John Goddard Retired 19 July 2014.
2015 present Philip North[3] Previously Bishop-designate of Whitby (October–December 2012); consecrated 2 February 2015 at York Minster;[4] Bishop-nominate of Sheffield (January–March 2017).


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "No. 27359". The London Gazette. 27 September 1901. p. 6292.
  3. ^ "Press release - Suffragan Bishop of Burnley: Reverend Philip John North". Westminster. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  4. ^ Diocese of Blackburn – Consecration of the Eleventh Bishop of Burnley at York Minster Archived 2015-02-03 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 2 February 2015)

External links

  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory listings
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