Glyn Hamilton Webster (born 1951) is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2013, he has been the Bishop of Beverley in the Church of England. He was previously the Canon Chancellor (a canon residentiary) and Acting Dean of York at York Minster in the Diocese of York.
Early life and education
Webster worked as a State Registered Nurse at the Blackburn Royal Infirmary before training for the ordained ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham.
He was a curate at Huntington in the Diocese of York from 1977 to 1981. From 1981 to 1992, he was Vicar of St Luke's York. From 1981 to 1992, he was a chaplain at the York Hospital, known at the time as York District Hospital, and from 1992 to 1999, he was the Senior Chaplain for the York Health Services NHS Trust. He was additionally a canon and prebendary of York Minster from 1994 to 1999 and also Rural Dean for the City of York from 1997 to 2004. From 2005 to 2010, he was also Associate Diocesan Director of Ordinands. From 1999 his main role was as canon residentiary of York Minster — firstly as Treasurer until 2003, and then as Chancellor, and twice as Acting Dean during vacancies. He was elected as a member of General Synod in 1995. From 2000 to January 2013, he served as Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of York and also as a member of the Crown Nominations Commission and the Archbishops' Council. He was a chaplain to Elizabeth II.
In August 2012, his appointment as the next Bishop of Beverley was announced following the announcement in December 2011 that Martyn Jarrett would retire as Bishop of Beverley on 30 September 2012. Beverley is the see reserved for the Provincial Episcopal Visitor for the Province of York.
Webster is a member of the Council of Bishops of The Society.
Safeguarding controversy and CDM complaint
In May 2016 Webster was one of six bishops accused of misconduct by somebody who claimed to be a survivor of child sex abuse. He was cited in the Guardian and Church Times along with Bishops Peter Burrows, Steven Croft, Martyn Snow, Roy Williamson and Archbishop of York, John Sentamu as subject of Clergy Disciplinary Measure complaints owing to their inaction on the survivor's disclosure. The bishops contested the complaints because they were made after the church’s required one-year limit. All six bishops were pictured on a protest brochure which the alleged survivor handed out at Steven Croft's enthronement as Bishop of Oxford later that year.
- The Reverend Glyn Webster (1977–1994)
- The Reverend Canon Glyn Webster (1994–2013)
- The Right Reverend Glyn Webster (2013–present)