Bishop of Jarrow

The Bishop of Jarrow is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Durham, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the former Anglo Saxon monastery in the town of Jarrow in Tyne and Wear.

List of bishops

Bishops of Jarrow
From Until Incumbent Notes
1906 1914 George Nickson Translated to Bristol
1914 1924 John Quirk (1849–1924). Formerly Suffragan Bishop of Sheffield
1924 1932 Samuel Knight [2] (1868–1932).
1932 1939 James Gordon [3]
1939 1944 Leslie Owen Translated to Maidstone
1944 1950 Colin Dunlop Previously Prior and Precentor of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
1950 1958 John Ramsbotham Translated to Wakefield
1958 1965 Mervyn Armstrong
1965 1980 Alexander Hamilton
1980 1990 Michael Ball (b. 1932). Translated to Truro
1990 2002 Alan Smithson
2002 2007 John Pritchard (b. 1948). Translated to Oxford
2007 2018 Mark Bryant (b. 1949) Retired on 8 October 2018.[4]
2019 Incumbent Sarah Clark (b. 1965) Consecrated on 27 February 2019.[5]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ Samuel Kirshbaum Knight. National Register of Archives. Retrieved on 7 June 2008.
  3. ^ With the Jarrow marchers. The Guardian, Tuesday, October 13, 1936.
  4. ^ Diocese of Durham — Bishop of Jarrow to retire at next birthday (Announced 7 May 2018)
  5. ^

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Alan Smithson

Alan Smithson (1 December 1936 – 17 June 2010) was Bishop of Jarrow from 1990 to 2001.

He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Queen's College, Oxford (he gained an Oxford Master of Arts {MA(Oxon)} and a Diploma in Theology {DipTh}) before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Christ Church, Skipton after which he was Chaplain at his old college. Following this he was Vicar of Bracknell and later a Canon Residentiary at Carlisle Cathedral before being elevated to the Episcopate. In retirement he served the Diocese of Edinburgh as an assistant bishop. He was also National Chaplain to the Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade from 1992-2006 where he was much loved.

He died in Edinburgh and is buried in the churchyard of St Mark's in Portobello, just to the rear of the church.

Alexander Hamilton (bishop)

Alexander Kenneth Hamilton (11 May 1915 – 22 December 2001) was an eminent Anglican clergyman during the second half of the 20th century.Educated at Malvern and Trinity Hall, Cambridge (he proceeded Cambridge Master of Arts {MA Cantab} in 1941), he trained for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge. He was ordained a deacon by John Willis, assistant bishop, at Holy Apostles, Leicester, on 8 October 1939; and a priest

by Guy Smith, Bishop of Leicester, at St Margaret's, Leicester, on 22 September 1940. His first post was as a Curate in Birstall, Leicestershire, after which he was a Chaplain in the RNVR. When peace returned he was Vicar of St Francis, Ashton Gate. Appointed Rural Dean of Central Newcastle in 1962, when Vicar of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Grainger Street, he became Bishop of Jarrow, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Durham, three years later. He was ordained (consecrated) a bishop by Donald Coggan, Archbishop of York, on St Matthias' day (24 February) 1965.

Colin Dunlop

(David) Colin Dunlop (31 July 1897 – 23 February 1968) was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.

Educated at Radley and New College, Oxford, he was ordained after wartime service with The Buffs in 1922. His first post was as a Curate at St Mary, Primrose Hill, after which he became Chaplain to George Bell, Bishop of Chichester. Appointed Vicar of St Thomas Hove and then Henfield, in 1940 he became Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Jarrow (and Archdeacon of Auckland) five years later. In 1949 he became Dean of Lincoln, a post he held until he retired in 1964. In 1955 he was appointed the first chair of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England.

Dunlop (surname)

Dunlop is a surname, originating in Ayrshire, Scotland. Notable people with the surname include:

Andrew Dunlop, Baron Dunlop (born 1959), British politician

Andy Dunlop (born 1972), Scottish guitarist

Beveridge C. Dunlop (1879–1961), New York politician

Bill Dunlop (born 1963), Canadian boxer

Blake Dunlop (born 1953), Canadian ice-hockey player

Bob Dunlop (1945-2000), Australian boxer of the 1960s

Bob Dunlop (footballer) (born 1935), Australian rules footballer

Boyd Lee Dunlop (1926–2013), American jazz pianist

Brian Dunlop (born 1938), Australian artist

Charles Dunlop (1870–1911), Scottish cricketer who played for Somerset

Daniel Nicol Dunlop (1868–1935), British anthroposophist and electrical industry executive

David Colin Dunlop (1897–1968), Dean of Lincoln, Bishop of Jarrow

Sir Derrick Dunlop (1902-1980), Scottish physician and founder of the "Dunlop Committee" on drug abuse

Douglas Dunlop, Scottish teacher and missionary; consultant (1880s–1919) to the Egyptian minister of education

Douglas Morton Dunlop (1909–1987), Scottish-American professor of history and orientalist

Ed Dunlop (born 1968), British thoroughbred racehorse trainer

Edward Arunah Dunlop (1876–1934), Canadian politician

Prof Ernest Dunlop (1893-1969) Scottish bacteriologist

Fuchsia Dunlop, English writer and chef, granddaughter of David Colin Dunlop

Garfield Dunlop, Canadian politician (currently opposition chief whip)

Graham Dunlop (born 1976), Scottish field hockey player

Henry Dunlop of Craigton (1799-1867) Lord Provost of Glasgow 1837-1840

James Dunlop (disambiguation), several people

Joan Dunlop, (1934-2012), British and American women's health advocate

Joey Dunlop (1952–2000), Northern Ireland motorcycle racer

John Dunlop (disambiguation), several persons, including:

John Boyd Dunlop (1840–1921), Scottish/Irish inventor, inventor of the pneumatic tyre and founder of the Dunlop rubber company

Juliet Dunlop, British television journalist

Lesley Dunlop (born 1956), British actress

Marion Wallace Dunlop (1864–1942), British suffragette

Michael Dunlop (born 1988), Northern Ireland motorcycle racer

Sir Nathaniel Dunlop (1830-1919) Glasgow shipowner and philanthropist

Nicholas Dunlop (born 1956), climate activist from New Zealand

Penelope Jane Dunlop (born 1960), South African entertainer also known as PJ Powers

Robert Dunlop (1960–2008), Northern Ireland motorcycle racer

Ronald Ossory Dunlop (1894–1973), Irish artist

Robert Graham Dunlop (1790–1841), Scottish-born ship's captain and political figure in Upper Canada

Sibyl Dunlop (1889-1968), British jewellery designer, best known for her Arts and Crafts work of the 1920s and 1930s

Sir Thomas Dunlop, 1st Baronet (1855–1938), Scottish businessman

Weary Dunlop (Sir Ernest Edward Dunlop, 1907–1993), Australian surgeon and prisoner of war hero

William Dunlop (disambiguation), several people named William and Billy

George Nickson

George Nickson (9 May 1864 – 23 February 1949) was an Anglican bishop.Nickson was born on 9 May 1864 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1889. His first post was as a curate at Holy Trinity, Cambridge, after which he was successively Vicar of St Benedict, Cambridge, St John the Divine Fairfield, Liverpool and St Andrew's Southport before being appointed Rural Dean of West Derby in 1905. In 1906 he became the first Suffragan Bishop of Jarrow. In 1914 he was translated to Bristol. A man whose dedication to his ministry led to occasional collapses, he retired in 1933 and settled in Church Stretton, Shropshire, dying on 23 February 1949 aged 84.

James Edward Henry Gordon

James Edward Henry Gordon (26 June 1852 – 3 February 1893) was a British electrical engineer, the son of James Alexander Gordon (1793-1872). He took his B.A. at Caius College, Cambridge in 1876.

Gordon designed large electrical machines, such as an early 350 kilowatt alternator, and wrote extensively on practical electrical problems such as lighting. In 1875, he published results of experiments on electrical constants done at the Cavendish Laboratory under the supervision of James Clerk Maxwell. In 1878 he was assistant secretary to the British Association. In 1879, he published "Electrostatic Induction" based on lectures and in 1880 released "Physical Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism." After 1882 he turned to consulting engineering and construction of central station power plants. He was manager of the electric lighting department at the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company in 1883. In 1884 he released

"Practical Treatise on Electric Lighting." He was engineer for the Metropolitan Electric Supply Company in 1888-9, then in 1889 he started practice with W. J. Rivington, forming "J. E. H. Gordon and Company".

His wife Alice wrote a popular book on application of electricity to household lighting in 1891. Their son James Geoffrey Gordon (1881-1938) became Bishop of Jarrow. Gordon died from injuries sustained from a fall from his horse on 3 February 1893.

James Gordon (bishop of Jarrow)

James Geoffrey Gordon (11 December 1881 – 28 August 1938) was a priest and bishop in the Church of England.

John Pritchard (bishop)

John Lawrence Pritchard (born 22 April 1948) is a Church of England bishop. He was the Bishop of Oxford from 2007 to 2014. He is in the Open Evangelical tradition.

John Quirk

John Nathaniel Quirk (1849 – 26 April 1924) was an Anglican bishop.

John Ramsbotham

John Alexander Ramsbotham (25 February 1906 – 16 December 1989) was an eminent Anglican clergyman during the middle third of the 20th century.

Leslie Owen

Leslie Owen (1886–1947) was an Anglican bishop.

Owen was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood and St John's College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1912 and was firstly a curate at Ashford, Kent, after which he became a chaplain to the British Armed Forces during the First World War. When peace returned he was a lecturer at Bishop's College, Cheshunt and then Warden of the Scholar Cancellarii, Lincoln. Appointed Archdeacon of Auckland in 1936, he was ordained to the Episcopate as Bishop of Jarrow three years later. He was translated to be the Bishop of Maidstone five years later. His final position was as Bishop of Lincoln but he died less than a year later after a short illness.

Mark Bryant (bishop)

Mark Watts Bryant (born 8 October 1949) is a retired British Anglican bishop. From 2007 to 2018, he was the Bishop of Jarrow, the suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Durham in the Church of England.

Mervyn Armstrong

Mervyn Armstrong, OBE (1906 – 1984) was an eminent Anglican clergyman during the middle third of the 20th century.

Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1938. His first posts were as a Chaplain in the RNVR, after which he was Vicar of Margate. Appointed Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1949 he became Archdeacon of Stow and then Provost of Leicester Cathedral before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Jarrow in 1958.

Michael Ball (bishop)

Michael Thomas Ball (born 14 February 1932) is an Anglican bishop and the co-founder of the Community of the Glorious Ascension. He was the Bishop of Truro from 1990 to 1997.

Samuel Knight

Samuel Knight may refer to:

Samuel Knight (priest) (1675–1746), English priest and antiquary

Samuel Knight (bishop) (1868–1932), Bishop of Jarrow, 1924–1932

Samuel Knight (architect) (1834-1911), English architect

Samuel Knight (judge) (1731-1804), Vermont Supreme Court Justice

Samuel Knight (bishop)

Samuel Kirshbaum Knight was a suffragan bishop from 1924 until his death in 1932.

Born in 1868 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin he was ordained in 1892. His first post was as a curate at Wardleworth after which he was successively Priest-in-charge at St Paul’s Barking and Vicar of St Mark’s Notting Hill before being appointed a Lecturer at King's College London. In 1919 he moved to the North East to becoming the Rural Dean for the Houghton-le-Spring area, then a Canon Residentiary at Durham Cathedral and finally in 1924 the Bishop of Jarrow.He was married to Emmeline Cicely Knight, who died on 26 November 1955, aged 83. They are buried together in St Cuthbert's Cemetery, Durham.

Sarah Clark (bishop)

Sarah Elizabeth Clark (born 21 April 1965) is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2019, she has served as Bishop of Jarrow, the suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Durham in the Church of England. She was Archdeacon of Nottingham from 2014 to 2019.

Bishops of Jarrow
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