The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell

Archbishop of York

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Stephen became 98th Archbishop of York in 2020 following nine years as Bishop of Chelmsford and previously as Bishop of Reading.

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The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson

The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson

Bishop of Whitby

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Born and brought up in Birkenhead, Paul served as curate at St Mary’s, Handbridge, Chester. He went on to Westminster Abbey, where he served firstly as Chaplain and then Precentor. In 1995 he came to York Minster as Precentor and Residentiary Canon, and in 2001 was appointed Archdeacon of Cleveland. He was consecrated as Bishop of Whitby in June 2014.

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The Rt Revd Glyn Webster

The Rt Revd Glyn Webster

Bishop of Beverley

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Glyn worked as a State Registered Nurse before training for the ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He served as Vicar of St Luke’s, York, and Senior Chaplain of York District Hospital, and was Rural Dean of York for ten years. He was appointed Canon Pastor of York Minster in 2000, and Canon Chancellor in 2003. During vacancies, Glyn twice served as Acting Dean of York Minster.

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The Rt Revd Dr John Thomson

The Rt Revd Dr John Thomson

Bishop of Selby

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Brought up in Uganda, John studied at York University and then at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He served his curacy at Ecclesall, Sheffield from 1985 to 1989. From 1989 to 1992 he worked in higher edication in South Africa. From 1993 to 2001 he was Vicar of St Mary Doncaster, and gained his PhD at Nottingham University. In 2001 he became Director of Ministry in the Diocese of Sheffield. John was consecrated as Bishop of Selby in July 2014, and is the Diocese's ambassador for Rural Life and Faith.

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The Rt Revd Alison White

The Rt Revd Alison White

Bishop of Hull

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Alison served at Chester-le-Street as deaconess, deacon and priest from 1994. In the Diocese of Durham she was Adviser in Local Mission and later Diocesan Director of Ordinands, and was Director of Mission and Pastoral Studies at Cranmer Hall. She served five years as an Adult Education Officer for the Diocese of Peterborough before becoming priest-in-charge of Riding Mill and Diocesan Adviser for Spirituality and Spiritual Direction in the Diocese of Newcastle.

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The Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost

The Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost

Dean of York

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Jonathan was consecrated Bishop in 2010 and was the Suffragan Bishop of Southampton until becoming Dean of York in 2019. He was Anglican Chaplain to the University of Surrey, a Canon Residentiary of Guildford Cathedral, and was the Bishop of Guildford's Advisor for Inter-Faith Relations. He is a Benedictine Oblate and follows a Rule of Life.

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The Venerable Andy Broom

The Venerable Andy Broom

Archdeacon of the East Riding

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Andy was born in Norwich and studied Geography and Politics at Keele University. He was a youth worker for three years before training for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol. He served his curacy at All Saints Wellington in Telford and then became Curate in Charge of St John's Walton within the parish of St Thomas Brampton in Chesterfield. He became Vicar of St John's when a new parish was created in 2000 and in 2009 became Director of Mission and Ministry in Derby Diocese.

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The Venerable Sam Rushton

The Venerable Sam Rushton

Archdeacon of York & Warden of Readers

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In addition to her role as Archdeacon of York, Sam holds the diocesan-wide portfolio of Warden of Readers. Sam served as Archdeacon of Cleveland from 2015 to 2019, and was previously Diocesan Adviser for Licensed Ministry, Warden of Readers, Area Dean of Chippenham and Associate Minister of the North Chippenham Group of Churches in the Diocese of Bristol.

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The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor

The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor

Archdeacon of Cleveland

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Amanda became Archdeacon of Cleveland in 2020, having served as Priest in Charge of Holy Trinity Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight, and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

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Canon Peter Warry

Canon Peter Warry

Diocesan Secretary and Chief Executive

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Born and bred in West Yorkshire, Peter studied at Lancaster University and arrived in the Diocese of York in 1986 to work in operational research at Rowntree Mackintosh. He became Operational Research Manager for Nestlé UK before joining a US business planning software company as European Development Director. He became Diocesan Secretary in 2006 and is an active member of St Luke's, York.

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The Revd Simon Bray

The Revd Simon Bray

Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York

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Simon was Director of Music and Worship at St Michael-le-Belfrey in York for seven years prior to his ordination in 2015, and served as Curate at St Nicholas' Church Beverley for three years before becoming Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York in 2018. The Domestic Chaplain supports the Archbishop in all aspects of his ministry within the Diocese of York.