Consecration of Fr Stephen Race SSC

Posted on the 23rd Oct 2022 in the category Announcements

We urge supporters of The Society, and those sympathetic to its aims, to attend Fr Stephen Race SSC’s consecration as Bishop of Beverley on the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, at 11am on Wednesday 30 November, in York Minster, wherever that is feasible. It would be great to see the Minster full for this special occasion.


We ask, whether you can attend the consecration or not, to join with us in a novena of prayer to mark this important moment in the life of The Society. The novena (available here) runs from Tuesday 22 to Wednesday 30 November and links us through prayer to the consecration and to Fr Stephen’s episcopal ministry within the Church.



  1. For those intending to sit in the congregation, no prior booking is required.

  2. For clergy (alb / white stole) and lay readers (surplice / scarf / hood) wishing to robe, please register here and assemble in the Minster’s Lady Chapel by 10.40am.

  3. The three consecrating bishops will be Society bishops from the Northern Province:

    The Principal Consecrator will be +Tony Robinson (Bishop of Wakefield).

    The Co-Consecrators will be +Philip North (Bishop of Burnley) and

    +Glyn Webster (Fr Stephen’s immediate predecessor as Bishop of Beverley).