This afternoon, Friday 25th February, the Diocese of York bids its final official farewell to the Rt Revd Alison White on her retirement as Bishop of Hull, in the course of the regular service of Evensong at York Minster at 5.30pm.

All are welcome to attend in person, and the service will be livestreamed on the York Minster website at

A selection of photographs will be available through this site after the event.

Hull and the East Riding said their farewells to Bishop Alison on the weekend of the 5th and 6th February, firstly at a Saturday afternoon service in Hull Minster, and then at an informal Sunday evening service of prayer and thanksgiving at Christ Church, Bridlington, which you can view in the video on this page.

As Bishop Alison, and her husband Bishop Frank, pray at 49:55:

Creator Spirit,
Re-kindle in us your gifts of grace,
Renew our life in Christ,
And bring to completion all that your calling has begun.
To the glory of God the Father;