Bishop Martyn Announces His Retirement

Posted on the 6th Dec 2011 in the Category - Announcements

The Bishop of Beverley, the Right Reverend Martyn Jarrett, has announced that his retirement will take place on 30th September 2012.  Bishop Martyn, formerly Bishop of Burnley, has been Bishop of Beverley for the past eleven years.  Over that time he has been much encouraged by renewal and growth he has experienced among those for whom he has had particular pastoral care as well as by their increasingly significant contribution to the life of our church.  Now in his sixty-eighth birthday year, Bishop Martyn and his wife Betty look forward to retirement in Worksop.  He is immensely grateful for the privilege of having been able to serve the Church as the Northern Provincial Episcopal Visitor, a ministry he has thoroughly enjoyed.


The Archbishop of York said: “Bishop Martyn has served the Province with a real pastor’s heart, with cheerfulness and Christian virtue.  The people and parishes he has looked after as the Provincial Episcopal Visitor will miss him greatly and so will the Bishops.  I will miss his generous and wise counsel, and his friendship. His wife Betty, as a professional counsellor, has helped so many people. She will also be greatly missed.”


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