Bishop of knaresborough

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The Bishop of Knaresborough is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the historic market and spa town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

Upon the expected creation of the Diocese of Leeds, approved by the General Synod on 8 July 2013,[2] the see will be renamed to become the suffragan see for the area Bishop of Ripon;[3] it has been indicated that James Bell would continue in post as the area Bishop of Ripon.[4]

List of bishops

Bishops of Knaresborough
From Until Incumbent Notes
1905 1934 Lucius Smith (1860–1934)
1934 1938 Paul de Labilliere (1879–1946). Afterwards Dean of Westminster.
1938 1948 John Bateman-Champain (1880–1950)
1948 1965 Henry de Candole (1895–1971)
1965 1972 John Howard Cruse (1908–1979)
1972 1979 Ralph Emmerson (1914–2008)
1979 1986 John Dennis (b. 1931). Translated to St Edmundsbury & Ipswich.
1986 1997 Malcolm Menin (b. 1932)
1997 2003 Frank Weston (1935–2003)
2004 present James Bell (b. 1950)

Area Bishop of Ripon

Main article: Anglican Diocese of Leeds


External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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