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Permission to Officiate (PTO)

We are deeply grateful for, and highly value, the ongoing ministry of retired clergy in the Diocese of York.

The Revd Dr Jenny Wright

Chaplain to the Archbishop of York

01904 707021

If you would like to apply for (or apply to renew) Archbishop’s Permission to Officiate (PTO), then please download and complete the form below:

Please do read each section of this document carefully, and return your completed PTO Application Form to the Chaplain to the Archbishop of York, The Revd Dr Jenny Wright, by email to or by post to:

Bishopthorpe Palace
YO23 2GE.

Your application will be acknowledged on receipt and then the relevant Bishop’s office will be in touch with you.

We look forward to receiving your application and in the meantime if you have any queries, do contact Jenny, your Area Dean or the Clergy Retirement Officer for your Archdeaconry.