Appointment of the New Bishop of Durham

Posted on the 13th Sep 2013 in the Category - Announcements

Bishop Glyn is pleased to hear the announcement of Bishop Paul Butler as the next Bishop of Durham.  “This is certainly good news for the Diocese of Durham and the Church of England,” said Bishop Glyn, “though I acknowledge not so good news for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, where during his relatively short time as bishop his ministry as been effective and hugely appreciated.”


Bishop Glyn encourages prayers for Bishop Paul and his wife Rosemary, the Diocese of Durham and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.

Annoucement of the next Bishop of Beverley

Posted on the 29th Aug 2012 in the Category - Announcements

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Glyn Webster, to the Suffragan See of Beverley, in the Diocese of York. The announcement was formally made at York Minster this morning.


The Archbishop of York said:


“I am most grateful to Her Majesty the Queen for her approval of the appointment of The Revd Canon Glyn Webster, Canon Chancellor and Acting Dean of York Minster, in succession to the Right Reverend Martyn Jarrett on his retirement on 30 September 2012.


“The Bishop of Beverley is a Suffragan Bishop in the Province of York. The Bishop’s role is that of a Provincial Episcopal Visitor, assisting in the pastoral care of those parishes that have petitioned for Extended Episcopal Care under the Act of Synod – the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood.


“Glyn worked as a State Registered Nurse at the Royal Infirmary, Blackburn, before training for the ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham.


“After eleven years as Vicar of St Luke’s York, and part-time Senior Chaplain of York District Hospital, he became the full-time Chaplain there. He served as Rural Dean of the Deanery of York for ten years. He was appointed as Canon Treasurer of York Minster in 2000, and has been Canon Chancellor there since 2003. He is currently the Acting Dean of York Minster.


“Canon Webster brings a wealth of experience of work in the Cathedral, the Diocese of York, the Province of York as Prolocutor of the Convocation of York since 2000, and in the national Church, where he has served on General Synod since 1995.  He is a member of the Crown Nominations Commission and serves on the Archbishops’ Council. He is also Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.


“This rich experience and his deep trust in God and love for all people, will help the people and clergy in the Province of York .


“We welcome The Revd Canon Glyn Webster most warmly to this new



Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley Designate, said:


"I am honoured and humbled to have been approached to take on this role as a Suffragan Bishop of Beverley at this very crucial time in the church. I am passionately committed to the unity of the whole life of the Church of England; never wanting to encourage people to operate as a church within a church.


"It’s really important to our future life together if we are going to make any impact on this nation of ours with the gospel of Christ that we remain together. I hope to make my contribution in this new role and I look forward to serving with the Archbishop."


Bishop Martyn Jarrett has said he is delighted by Father Webster's appointment:


“Father Webster is a fine priest with great pastoral sympathies, as well as being someone who has wide experience within the Church of England.  We will all be great enriched by the ministry of our new Provincial Episcopal Visitor.”


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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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