Bishop of Jarrow

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The Bishop of Jarrow is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Durham, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the former Anglo Saxon monastery in the town of Jarrow in Tyne and Wear.

List of bishops

Bishops of Jarrow
From Until Incumbent Notes
1906 1914 George Nickson Translated to Bristol
1914 1924 John Quirk (1849–1924). Formerly Suffragan Bishop of Sheffield
1924 1932 Samuel Knight [2] (1868–1932).
1932 1939 James Gordon [3]
1939 1944 Leslie Owen Translated to Maidstone
1944 1950 Colin Dunlop Previously Prior and Precentor of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
1950 1958 John Ramsbotham Translated to Wakefield
1958 1965 Mervyn Armstrong
1965 1980 Alexander Hamilton
1980 1990 Michael Ball (b. 1932). Translated to Truro
1990 2002 Alan Smithson
2002 2007 John Pritchard (b. 1948). Translated to Oxford
2007 present Mark Bryant (b. 1949) Retirement announced for 8 October 2018.[4]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. 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.
  4. ^ Diocese of Durham — Bishop of Jarrow to retire at next birthday (Announced 7 May 2018)

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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