Bishop of Whalley

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The Bishop of Whalley was an episcopal title used by a Church of England suffragan bishop; the See was created by Order in Council on 28 June 1909 (under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888)[1] and took its name after the large village Whalley in Lancashire.[2][3]

The suffragan bishop was originally under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Manchester, but with the creation of the Diocese of Blackburn in 1926, the suffragan bishop and the Whalley area became part of the new diocese. Since 1936, the title has been in abeyance.[2]

List of bishops

Bishops of Whalley
From Until Incumbent Notes
1909 1936 Atherton Rawstorne [4] Diocese of Manchester until 1926/7; Diocese of Blackburn thereafter.
1936 present in abeyance
Source(s): [2]


  1. ^ Church of England — Dormant Suffragan Sees (Accessed 28 April 2016)
  2. ^ a b c Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 949. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  3. ^ The parish of Whalley, A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6 (1911), pp. 349-360. Retrieved on 9 October 2008.
  4. ^ Atherton Gwillym Rawstorne. Retrieved on 9 October 2008.

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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