York & North Yorkshire

New bishops of Selby and Whitby appointed by Queen

Archbishop of York, John Thomson and Paul Ferguson Image copyright diocese of york
Image caption The Archbishop of York (centre) said he was "delighted" to welcome Paul Ferguson (left) and John Thomson (right) into their new roles

Two new bishops have been appointed by the Queen to the Diocese of York.

The Reverend Canon Dr John Thomson, 54, has been appointed as Selby's new bishop, replacing the Right Reverend Martin Wallace who retired in October.

The Venerable Paul Ferguson, 58, is to take over as Bishop of Whitby from the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner, who was made Bishop of Chichester in 2012.

Both men are due to be consecrated at a special service at York Minster on 3 July.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said he was "delighted" to welcome them into their new roles.

Dr Thomson is currently director of ministry and training in the Diocese of Sheffield, while Archdeacon Ferguson is currently Archdeacon of Cleveland.

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