Diocesan Board of Patronage

Scope and Content

The records are divided into 2 series as follows:

  • Minute book, 1935-1942
  • Deeds of Patronage (Sheriff Hutton, Ingleby Arncliffe, Walkington, Patrington), 1867-1977

Administrative / Biographical History

Constituted under the Diocesan Boards of Patronage Measure (1932), the Diocesan Board of Patronage is entitled to acquire, hold, transfer and exercise rights of patronage to benefices. Under the Patronage (Benefices) Measure (1986), the Diocesan Registry is required to keep a register of patrons to benefices. If there is no registered patron of a particular benefice, then the Diocesan Board of Patronage becomes patron.