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On Monday 21 September two new Bishops will be consecrated in two separate services taking place at York Minster. The consecration services will take place in the context of the Eucharist and will include readings, prayers, music and a sermon.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in line with the Church of England and the government’s guidance, attendance at these services is restricted, with no walk-up entry allowed. However, friends, family and congregations are invited to experience them in real time, with both services will be live-streamed via our YouTube channel. Links direct to the services are available below.


The Revd Canon Sophie Jelley, former Director of Mission, Discipleship and Ministry in the Diocese of Durham and Canon Missioner at Durham Cathedral, will be consecrated as Bishop of Doncaster in the Diocese of Sheffield.

Sophie will be consecrated in the morning by The Archbishop of York, The Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell, assisted by the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler and the Bishop of Sheffield, Pete Wilcox. Please find the full order of service here.

The livestream will be available from 11am until approximately 12.30pm.



In the afternoon, the Revd Dr Andrew Emerton, former Dean of St Mellitus College, London, will be consecrated as Bishop of Sherwood in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.

Andrew will be consecrated by the Bishop of Durham, the Right Revd Paul Butler, assisted by the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally and the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, Paul Williams. Please find the full order of service here.

The livestream will be available from 2.30pm until approximately 4.00pm.


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