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Bishop of Hull

The Bishop of Hull is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of York, England.[1] The suffragan bishop, along with the Bishop of Selby and the Bishop of Whitby, assists the Archbishop of York in overseeing the diocese.

The title takes its name after the city of Kingston upon Hull and was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534.[2] Today, the Bishop of Hull is responsible for the Archdeaconry of the East Riding. The see has been vacant since 17 October 2014, when Richard Frith was translated to Hereford.[3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Hull
From Until Incumbent Notes
1538 1559 Robert Pursglove Consecrated on 29 December 1538; deprived 1559.
1559 1891 in abeyance
1891 1910 Richard Blunt
1910 1913 John Augustine Kempthorne [4] Translated to Lichfield
1913 1929 Francis Gurdon
1929 1931 no appointment
1931 1934 Bernard Heywood Translated to Ely
1934 1957 Henry Vodden
1957 1965 George Townley
1965 1977 Hubert Higgs
1977 1981 Geoffrey Paul Translated to Bradford
1981 1994 Donald Snelgrove
1994 1998 James Jones Translated to Liverpool
1998 17 October 2014 Richard Frith Translated to Hereford
3 July 2015 bishop-designate Alison White[5] Consecration announced for 3 July 2015.
Source(s):[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ a b Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 287. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  3. ^ Diocese of Hereford – New Bishop named for Diocese of Hereford (Accessed 16 July 2014)
  4. ^ "Historical Pictures". All Saints' Church in Hessle. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "New Bishop of Hull". Diocese of York. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

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