Bishop of Whitby
The Bishop of Whitby is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of York, in the Province of York, England. The title takes its name after the town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. The Bishop of Whitby oversees the Archdeaconry of Cleveland. Following Philip North's declining the appointment he had originally accepted in the face of opposition over the issue of women bishops, on 3 July 2014 Paul Ferguson was consecrated as Bishop of Whitby.
The Bishop of Whitby formerly had episcopal oversight of traditionalist parishes in the whole Diocese of York. Bishop Bates agreed not to ordain women and Bishops Ladds and Warner were both opponents of the ordination of women; however with the appointment of Ferguson, a supporter of women's ordination, oversight has been passed to the Bishop of Beverley, Glyn Webster, as PEV.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Whitby|
|1923||1939||Henry Woollcombe||(1869–1941). Translated to Selby.|
|1939||1947||Harold Hubbard||(1883–1953). Retired.|
|1947||1954||Walter Baddeley||(1894–1960). Translated to Blackburn.|
|1954||1961||Philip Wheeldon||(1913–1992). Translated to Kimberley and Kuruman.|
|1961||1972||George Snow||(1907–1991). Retired.|
|1972||1975||John Yates||(1925–2008). Translated to Gloucester.|
|1976||1983||Clifford Barker||(b. 1926). Translated to Selby|
|1983||1999||Gordon Bates||(b. 1934). Retired.|
|1999||2008||Robert Ladds SSC||(b. 1941). Retired.|
|2010||2012||Martin Warner SSC||(b. 1958). Translated to Chichester in 2012.|
|3 July 2014||present||Paul Ferguson||Previously Archdeacon of Cleveland.|
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