Press release

Suffragan Bishop of Burnley: Reverend Philip John North

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Philip John North to the Suffragan See of Burnley.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Philip John North, MA, Team Rector of the Parish of Old Saint Pancras, in the Diocese of London, to the Suffragan See of Burnley, in the Diocese of Blackburn, in succession to the Right Reverend John William Goddard, BA, on his resignation on 31 August 2014.

The Reverend Philip North

The Reverend Philip North (aged 47), was educated at York University, and trained for the ministry at Saint Stephen’s House, Oxford.

He served his curacy at Sunderland Saint Mary and Saint Peter, in the Diocese of Durham from 1992 to 1996. Since 1997 he has been involved with the Company of Mission Priests. From 1996 to 2002 he was Vicar of Hartlepool Holy Trinity in Durham Diocese and from 2000 to 2002 he was Area Dean of Hartlepool. From 2002 to 2008 he was Priest Administrator at the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham and from 2004 to 2007 he was also Priest-in-Charge of Hempton and Pudding Norton in the diocese of Norwich.

Since 2008 he has been Team Rector of the Parish of Old Saint Pancras in the Diocese of London.

His interests include cycling and walking.

Published 7 November 2014