Archbishop appoints acting Archdeacon of York


The Archbishop of York has appointed the Reverend Canon John Weetman as the Acting Archdeacon of York.

John will begin his role with effect from 1 July 2019 and will continue to serve as Vicar at Selby Abbey. His contact details will be email: [email protected] and mb. 07432 289895

The appointment follows the nomination of The Venerable Sarah Bullock as Bishop Suffragan of Shrewsbury.  Sarah will be consecrated on 3 July 2019.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “I am delighted that John has accepted this invitation to serve as the acting Archdeacon of York.  He brings a wealth of experience in the Diocese and has a thoughtful and prayerful approach which will be warmly welcomed.”

The Revd. Canon John Weetman said: “I am grateful to my colleagues at Selby Abbey for their willingness to help me in the work here in what is a very important year for the Abbey as we celebrate the 950th anniversary of its foundation, so that I will also be able to serve in this wider role in the Archdeaconry of York until the appointment of Sarah's successor.”

The Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd Dr John Thomson, added: “I look forward to working with Canon Weetman. Having seen his ministry in Selby Abbey I know that he will exercise this role with wisdom and pastoral care.”

About The Revd. Canon John Weetman

John Weetman has been Vicar of Selby Abbey since April 2011. He was ordained Priest in 1992, and served his curacy in Hull. He was Vicar of Boosbeck, Lingdale and Moorsholm, some former ironstone mining villages in Cleveland, until he became Vicar of St. Peter’s in his home town of Redcar in 2002. He was Rural Dean of Guisborough from 1998 to 2011 and has been a member of the College of Canons at York Minster since 2005. He also serves on the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of the Fabric of Churches and the Diocesan Pastoral Committee.