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The Bishop of Knaresborough is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the historic market town and spa town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

List of the Bishops of Knaresborough

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 Lucius Frederick Moses Bottomley Smith 1905 1934 (1860-1934)
2 Paul Fulcrand Delacour de Labilliere 1934 1938 (1879-1946)
3 John Norman Bateman-Champain 1938 1948 (1880-1950)
4 Henry Handley Vully de Candole 1948 1965 (1895-1971)
5 John Howard Cruse 1965 1972 (1908-1979)
6 Ralph Emmerson 1972 1979 (1914-2008)
7 John Dennis 1979 1986 (b.1931) . Translated to St Edmundsbury
8 Malcolm James Menin 1986 1997 (b.1932)
9 Frank Valentine Weston 1997 2003 (1935-2003)
10 James Harold Bell 2004 present (b.1950)


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).

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