Press release

Suffragan Bishop of Whitby: Paul John Ferguson

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Paul John Ferguson to the Suffragan See of Whitby.

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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Paul John Ferguson, MA, FRCO, Archdeacon of Cleveland, in the Diocese of York to the Suffragan See of Whitby, in the Diocese of York, in succession to the Right Reverend Martin Clive Warner, MA, PhD, on his translation to the See of Chichester on 2 July 2012.

The Venerable Paul John Ferguson

The Venerable Paul Ferguson (aged 58), was educated at New College, Oxford, and then King’s College, Cambridge, and trained for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge. He served his curacy at Chester Saint Mary from 1985 to 1988 in the Diocese of Chester. From 1988 to 1992 he was Sacrist and Chaplain at Westminster Abbey, and Precentor from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 2001 he was Canon Residentiary and Precentor at York Minster in the Diocese of York. Since 2001 he has been Archdeacon of Cleveland and a member of the College of Canons of York. He is Warden of Readers for the Diocese of York, and a member of the Church of England’s Porvoo Panel which oversees links with the Scandinavian and Baltic Lutheran churches. He is author of Great is the Mystery of Faith: exploring faith through the words of worship (Canterbury Press).

He is married to Penny, who is Tees Valley Music Service’s co-ordinator for Redcar and Cleveland, and they have 3 grown-up children.

His interests include music, walking, and Scandinavian language and culture.

Published 2 May 2014