Martyn Jarrett

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Martyn Jarrett

Bishop of Beverley (PEV)
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Bishop Jarrett in 2012
ChurchChurch of England
ProvinceProvince of York
DioceseDiocese of York
In office2000–2012
PredecessorJohn Gaisford
SuccessorGlyn Webster
Other post(s)Bishop of Burnley (1994–2000)
Bishop of Beverley (2000–2012)
Ordination1968 (deacon); 1969 (priest)
by John Habgood, Archbishop of York
Personal details
Born (1944-10-25) 25 October 1944 (age 76)
Kingsdown, Bristol, England
Children2 daughters
Alma materKing's College London

Martyn William Jarrett SSC [2] (born 25 October 1944) is an Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Beverley in the Church of England from 2000 to 2012.[3]

Jarrett was educated at Cotham Grammar School and King's College London (BD, AKC).[4]

He was ordained in 1968[5] and began his ordained ministry with a curacy in Bristol followed by one in Swindon.[6] Following this, he held incumbencies in Northolt and then Hillingdon. From 1985 to 1991, he worked for the Advisory Council on Church Ministry and was then vicar of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield[7] before his ordination to the episcopate. He was consecrated as a bishop by John Habgood, Archbishop of York, on 2 February 1994 at York Minster[8] and translated to be a provincial episcopal visitor in 2000. He is a keen ornithologist.[9]

It was announced in December 2011 that Jarrett would retire as Bishop of Beverley on 30 September 2012.[10]


  • The Reverend Martyn Jarrett (1970–1994)
  • The Right Reverend Martyn Jarrett (1994–present)


  1. ^ Bishop of Beverley
  2. ^ Communion
  3. ^ Official announcement Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Burkes Peerage
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  6. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  7. ^ Church website
  8. ^ "Briefly". Church Times (#6834). 4 February 1994. p. 2. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 21 February 2016 – via UK Press Online archives.
  9. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  10. ^ The Church Times, 9 December 2011, p. 6
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ronald Milner
Bishop of Burnley
Succeeded by
John Goddard
Preceded by
John Gaisford
Bishop of Beverley
Succeeded by
Glyn Webster

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