North East province

II. Province of York (North East; founded 626)

Provincial Convenor: The Archbishop of York, Primate of England
6 dioceses: York; Durham; Newcastle; Sheffield; Leeds; Morpeth

6. Diocese of York (East Yorkshire & eastern North Yorkshire; founded 626)

Diocesan Bishop: The Archbishop of York
Seat(s): Cathedral and Provincial Church of St Peter, York (York Minster)


4 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Beverley (1889)
approx. pop’n: 590,585 (EY) + c. 844,662 (NY) = 1,435,247 (based on 2011 census)
Largest settlements: Hull, York, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Redcar, Bridlington, Beverley, Thornaby, Acomb

York area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan archbishop — RS: Bishop of Selby (suffragan see created in 1939; translate Beverley to Scarborough instead of Selby)
Notable churches:
* the minster
* Abbey and Parish Church of St Mary and St Germain, Selby (Selby Abbey) †
* Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hemingbrough (Hemingbrough Minster)
– Archdeaconry of York (5 deaneries) — or Selby or Acomb
— Area Deaneries: Derwent; Easingwold; New Ainsty; Selby; York

Hull area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Hull (suffragan see created in 1534)
Notable churches:
* Minster Church of St John and St Martin, Beverley (Beverley Minster) †
* Minster and Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Kingston upon Hull (Hull Minster) †
– Archdeaconry of Beverley (4 deaneries) — or East Riding
— Area Deaneries: Beverley; Holderness (North); Holderness (South); (Kingston upon) Hull

Middlesborough area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Middlesbrough (suffragan see created in 1923 as Whitby)
Notable churches:
* Minster Church of the Holy Trinity, Stonegrave (Stonegrave Minster)
* St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale
– Archdeaconry of Cleveland (6 deaneries) — or Redcar or Redcar & Cleveland
— Area Deaneries: Guisborough; Middlesborough; Mowbray; Northern Ryedale; Stokesley; Whitby

Scarborough area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Scarborough (suffragan see created in 1939 as Selby)
Notable churches: Minster Church of St Peter and St Paul, Howden (Howden Minster)
– Archdeaconry of Bridlington (6 deaneries) — or East Riding
— Area Deaneries: Bridlington; Harthill; Howden & Snaith; Scarborough; Southern Ryedale; South Wold

7. Diocese of Durham (County Durham; founded 635)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Durham
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham (Durham Cathedral)


2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: c. 847698 (based on 211 census)
Largest settlements: Darlington, Hartlepool, Durham, Stockton, Billingham, Peterlee, Consett

Durham area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Hartlepool (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Stockton (5 deaneries) — or Hartlepool
— Area Deaneries: Durham; Easington; Hartlepool; Sedgefield; Stockton

Darlington area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Darlington (suffragan see created in 1889 as Richmond)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Auckland (5 deaneries) — or Consett
— Area Deaneries: Auckland; Barnard Castle; Darlington; Lanchester; Stanhope

8. Diocese of Newcastle (Tyne and Wear; founded 1882)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Newcastle
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne (Newcastle Cathedral)


2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Jarrow (1906)
approx. pop’n: 1,104,825 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Newcastle, Sunderland, South Shields, Gateshead, Washington, Killingworth

Newcastle area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Killingworth (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Tynemouth (4 deaneries) — or North Tyneside or Killingworth
— Area Deaneries: Newcastle Central; Newcastle East; Newcastle West; Tynemouth

Sunderland area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Sunderland (suffragan see created in 1889 as Bishopwearmouth)
Notable churches:
* Minster Church of St Michael and All Angels and St Benedict Biscop, Sunderland (Sunderland Minster) †
* Parish Church of St Mary & St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street (ancient former cathedral)
– Archdeaconry of Gateshead (6 deaneries) — or South Tyneside or South Shields
— Area Deaneries: Chester-le-Street; Gateshead; Gateshead, West; Houghton-le-Spring; Jarrow; Wearmouth

9. Diocese of Sheffield (South Yorkshire; founded 1914)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Sheffield
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield (Sheffield Cathedral)


3 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 1,343,601 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Bessacarr, Templeborough, Stocksbridge

Sheffield area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Stocksbridge (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Hallam (4 deaneries) — or Stocksbridge
— Area Deaneries: Attercliffe; Ecclesall; Ecclesfield; Hallam

Doncaster area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Doncaster (suffragan see created in 1972)
Notable churches: Minster and Parish Church of St George, Doncaster (Doncaster Minster) †
– Archdeaconry of Thorne (4 deaneries) — or Bessacarr
— Area Deaneries: Adwick le Street; Doncaster; Hatfield; West Doncaster

Rotherham area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Rotherham (suffragan see created in 1901 as Sheffield; res.)
Notable churches: Minster and Parish Church of All Saints, Rotherham (Rotherham Minster) †
– Archdeaconry of Barnsley (5 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Barnsley; Tankersley; Wath; Laughton; Rotherham

10. Diocese of Leeds (West Yorkshire & western North Yorkshire; founded 2014)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Leeds
Seat(s):
– Cathedral and Minster Church of St Peter and St Wilfred, Ripon (Ripon Cathedral)
– Cathedral and Parish Church of All Saints, Wakefield (Wakefield Cathedral)
– Cathedral and Parish Church of St Peter, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral)
Diocesan arms: azure a Tau-Rho Or, in the canton a Yorkshire rose.


5 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Halifax (1889)
approx. pop’n: c. 280,100 (NY) + 2,226,058 (WY) = c. 2,506,158 (based on 2011 census)
Largest settlements: Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Harrogate, Keighley, Dewsbury, Batley, Castleford, Pudsey, Brighouse & Rastrick, Pontefract, … … Ripon, Knaresborough

Leeds area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Richmond (suffragan see created in 1889; erect Darlington new)
Notable churches: Minster and Parish Church of St Peter at Leeds (Leeds Minster) †
– Archdeaconry of Leeds (4 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Allerton; Armley; Headingley; Whitkirk

Ripon area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Ripon (suffragan see created in 1905 as Knaresborough)
Notable churches:
* Ripon Cathedral
* Priory Church of St Mary & St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey (Bolton Priory) †
– Archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven (6 deaneries) — or Harrogate or Craven
— Area Deaneries: Bowland & Ewecross; Skipton; Harrogate; Richmond; Ripon; Wensley

Wakefield area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Wakefield (suffragan see created in 1931 as Pontefract)
Notable churches:
* Wakefield Cathedral
* Minster Church of All Saints, Dewsbury (Dewsbury Minster)
– Archdeaconry of Pontefract (4 deaneries) — or Dewsbury
— Area Deaneries: Dewsbury; Kirkburton; Pontefract; Wakefield

Bradford area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Bradford (suffragan see created in 2014)
Notable churches: Bradford Cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Bradford (4 deaneries) — or Keighley
— Area Deaneries: Aire and Worth; Inner Bradford; Outer Bradford; South Craven and Wharfedale

Huddersfield area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Huddersfield (suffragan see created in 2014)
Notable churches:
* Minster and Parish Church of St Peter, Huddersfield (Huddersfield Minster)
* Minster Church of St John the Baptist, Halifax (Halifax Minster)
– Archdeaconry of Halifax (6 deaneries) — or Kirklees or Kirkless & Calderdale
— Area Deaneries: Almondbury; Birstall; Brighouse & Elland; Calder Valley; Halifax; Huddersfield

11. Diocese of Morpeth (Northumberland; new)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Morpeth (or Berwick or Lindisfarne)
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of St James the Great, Morpeth (Morpeth Cathedral) — or HT Berwick or St Mary’s Holy Island
Suggested arms: argent a cruz espada gules (for St James the Great), a chief paly of eight Or and gules per fesse embattled all counterchanged (the arms of the county.)


2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Alnwick (1889); Hexham (1889)
approx. pop’n: 316,028 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Cramlington, Blyth, Ashington, Bedlington, Morpeth, Berwick, Prudhoe, Hexham, Ponteland, Alnwick

Morpeth area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Cramlington (new suffragan see)
Notable churches:
* the cathedral
* Abbey?/Priory? and Parish Church of St Andrew, Hexham (Hexham Abbey; former ancient cathedral) †
– Archdeaconry of Morpeth (4 deaneries) — or Cramlington or South Northumberland
— Area Deaneries: Bedlington; Corbridge; Hexham; Morpeth

Berwick area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Berwick (suffragan see created in 1534; res.)
Notable churches: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island (St Mary’s Church, Holy Island; former ancient cathedral)
– Archdeaconry of Lindisfarne (4 deaneries) — or Alnwick or Borders
— Area Deaneries: Alnwick; Bamburgh & Glendale; Bellingham; Norham

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