The Rt Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow. (Picture: Keith Blundy)

The Diocese of Durham will be saying farewell to The Rt Revd, Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow this Sunday at a Eucharist service in Durham Cathedral.

Bishop Mark announced his retirement in May 2018 when he said: “I shall be 69 in October and will have been Bishop of Jarrow for just over eleven wonderful and happy years and that seems to be a good time to retire and move onto the next stage of life.

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham said: “After his great service as Bishop of Jarrow, Elisabeth’s own work as a nurse and their ministry of hospitality together, we say farewell formally at a special Eucharist on Sunday 23rd September at 3:30pm in Durham Cathedral.

“Bishop Mark has been a great servant to the Diocese and the region over these last eleven years and I want to personally thank him on behalf of the whole Diocese for everything he has done, for the energies he has brought to being Bishop of Jarrow and to his ministry here in the North East.”

Further details on the progress of finding the next Bishop of Jarrow will be announced as appropriate.


Bishop Mark came to the Diocese in 2007, from Coventry where he was Archdeacon of Coventry, Residentiary Canon of Coventry Cathedral and Director of Ordinands. He was ordained in 1975 and served his curacy in the Diocese of Guildford. He was University Chaplain at Trowbridge college in Salisbury and then Vicar of St John the Evangelist in Studley in Salisbury before moving to the Diocese of Guildford as Director of Ordinands in 1988.

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