All change in the Bishop of Beverley's Office

Posted on the 3rd Sep 2014 in the Category - Announcements

After 14 years service to the Bishop of Beverley, Lynn Close-Hainsworth has resigned from her post as Personal Assistant.  Bishop Glyn said that, "I'm sad that she has made this decision but fully understands why she has chosen to find new employment nearer to her home."


Lynn has sent this message to all associated with the See of Beverley:


Dear everyone


Bishop Glyn has just presented me with a beautiful bunch of flowers and a cheque on behalf of his clergy. Thank you so much! It is completely unexpected, and I am so grateful. (I shall be putting it towards a new loom for my wool workshop!)


I have enjoyed working with you all over the last fourteen years, and will miss the special environment that working in York and for the Bishop of Beverley (in both incarnations) has involved. My new job is in Ilkley – much nearer home – but it will be a shock to the system.


Thank you so much.



Former-PA to the Bishop of Beverley


Bishop Glyn is now pleased to announce that following Lynn's departure for pasture new Ellie Doolan has been appointed on a temporary basis as his PA.  During the Autumn Bishop Glyn will be cooperating with the Human Resources Department in London to assess what his administrative support needs are, and in due course will hope to make a permanent appointment.  On starting in her new post Ellie said, "Having lived in York for little over a year with my husband Ben (a clergyman too), I am looking forward to my new role as the new PA to Bishop Glyn."


Appointment of the New Bishops of Selby and Whitby

Posted on the 2nd May 2014 in the Category - Announcements

Following today's announcement of the Venerable Paul John Ferguson, Archdeacon of Cleveland, as the next Bishop of Whitby, and the Reverend Canon Dr John Thomson, Director of Ministry in the Diocese of Sheffield, as the next Bishop of Selby, Bishop Glyn assures them of his prayers for their future ministries.  He also assures the people of the Archdeaconaries of Cleveland and York of his continuing prayers and support for the life of the church with which he has been associated for the past 37 years.


One practical implication of these appointments is that Bishop Glyn will now provide episcopal care for petitioning parishes throughout the diocese of York on a permanent basis. 

Chrism Masses 2014

Posted on the 9th Apr 2014 in the Category - Announcements


This year Bishop Glyn will celebrate the following Chrism Masses for the See of Beverley: 


Wednesday 9th April


S Oswald, Hartlepool

Tuesday 15th April


Manchester Cathedral

Wednesday 16th April


Ss John & Mary Magdalene, Goldthorpe


Priests wishing to Concelebrate should complete the appropriate section of this form and return it accordingly.


The Archbishop of York has invited Bishop Glyn to preside at a Chrism Mass for traditionalist clergy, primarily but by no means exclusively in the Diocese of York.  The service will take place on Holy Monday, 14th April, 1200 noon, at St Paul’s North Thornaby, by kind permission of Father Harry Hopkins, parish priest.  The Archbishop will preach.  The invitation is to all clergy and laity.  Should you wish to attend, it would be helpful for you to inform the Bishop of Beverley’s office, so that we have an idea of numbers.  The Holy Oils will be available immediately following the service.


Bishop Glyn will also preach at the Chrism Eucharist at York Minster at 11am on Maundy Thursday (17 April 2014)


The Bishop of Pontefract will be celebrating the following Chrism Mass:


Monday 14th April


S Peter, Barnsley

Bishop of Burnley announces his retirement

Posted on the 7th Mar 2014 in the Category - Announcements

Bishop John Goddard, has announced that he will be retiring as Bishop of Burnley on 19 July 2014.


Bishop Glyn joins Bishop Tony in wishing Bishop John and Vivienne well for a long and happy retirement, but hopes he's not hanging mitre for good!  Bishop Glyn said "I am sure he will continue to excise a fruitful ministry with the freedom to say 'no' when he wishes to.  Bishop John and Vivienne have laboured long and hard on our behalf in the vineyard, for which we are hugely grateful."


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Appointment of the New Bishop of Leeds

Posted on the 8th Feb 2014 in the Category - Announcements

Bishop Glyn congratulates Bishop Nick Baines on his appointment as the first Bishop of Leeds.  Along with all his clergy, Bishop Glyn assures Bishop Nick of prayers and support as he anticipates the great task ahead of him of bringing to birth and shaping the life of the new diocese.   Bishop Glyn said, "I look forward to working with Bishop Nick and his colleagues." 






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