This site gives only the briefest summary of this fascinating story. A book, written and published by David Marston in 2016 entitled "The Bishopric of Barrow-in-Furness", gives the only full and detailed account of how the Bishopric came into being, the three Bishops, and its eventual placing into abeyance. Researched from contemporary sources, it contains a wealth of local detail which will engage anyone with an interest in the civic and religious history of Barrow, Furness, and Cumbria.    

88 pages, with colour and B&W pictures, it is available, price £10 (UK post-free) by contacting the author by e.mail:

david.marston@zoho.com


Reference copies can also be seen at the Cumbria County Council Archive Centres at Carlisle, Barrow, & Whitehaven.