The Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness was an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle, in the Province of York, England. The See was created by Order in Council on 6 April 1889 (under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888)[1] and took its name after the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. Since 1944, the title has been in abeyance.[2]

List of bishops

Bishops of Barrow-in-Furness
From Until Incumbent Notes
1889 1909 Henry Ware Held in plurality with a Residentiary Canonry at Carlisle Cathedral. Died in Office, buried in the English Cemetery, Rome.
1909 1926 Campbell West-Watson Held in plurality with a Residentiary Canonry at Carlisle Cathedral until 1921, then with the Rectory of Aldingham, near Ulverston, Cumbria. Became Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand.
1926 1944 Herbert Sidney Pelham Held in plurality with the Rectory of Aldingham. Died in Office, buried in Aldingham Churchyard. A portrait of him hangs in the chancel of the church.
1944 present in abeyance
Source(s):[2] Crockford's Clerical Directory

2. D.H.Marston : "The Bishopric of Barrow-in-Furness" (2016)

See also


  1. ^ Church of England — Dormant Suffragan Sees (Archived 30 May 2016, which accessed 4 March 2020)
  2. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 945. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.