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John Gaisford
Bishop of Beverley
In office1994–2000
PredecessorRobert Crosthwaite
SuccessorMartyn Jarrett
Other postsArchdeacon of Macclesfield
Ordination25 September 1960 (deacon)
24 September 1961 (priest)
by William Greer
Consecration7 March 1994
by John Habgood
Personal details
Born (1934-10-07) 7 October 1934 (age 86)
Alma materDurham University

John Scott Gaisford[1] (born 7 October 1934) is a British retired Anglican bishop. He was the second Bishop of Beverley,[2] the first appointed to be a provincial episcopal visitor ("flying bishop") for the Province of York when the Church of England began ordaining women as priests.

Education and ministry

Gaisford was educated at Durham University, made a deacon at Michaelmas 1960 (25 September)[3] and ordained a priest the Michaelmas following (24 September 1961) — both times by William Greer, Bishop of Manchester, at Manchester Cathedral[4] and began his ordained ministry with a curacy at St Hilda's Audenshaw.[5] from 1960 to 1962. Following this he was curate at St Michael and All Angels in Bramhall, Cheshire until 1965 when he became vicar of St Andrew's Crewe and was Rural Dean of Nantwich from 1974 until 1985 [6] and then Archdeacon of Macclesfield until 1994.[7] He was consecrated a bishop on 7 March 1994, by John Habgood, Archbishop of York, at York Minster;[8] and retired in 2000.[9]


  1. ^ Photo of Gaisford in 1998
  2. ^ The first, Robert Crosthwaite had been a standard suffragan bishop within the Diocese of York from 1889 to 1923 > Obituary in The Times, Friday, Sep 11, 1925; pg. 14; Issue 44064; col C
  3. ^ "Michaelmas Ordinations". Church Times (#5094). 30 September 1960. p. 15. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  4. ^ "Michaelmas Ordinations". Church Times (#5146). 29 September 1961. p. 19. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ Church website
  6. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  7. ^ Joins Redundant Churches Fund
  8. ^ "Disagreement is Acknowledged". Church Times (#6839). 11 March 1994. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  9. ^ Official announcement Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine

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