Honorary Doctorate for the Bishop of Pontefract

Posted on the 18th Mar 2014 in the category News

The Right Reverend Tony Robinson, the Chairman of the Council of Bishops, will join professors and knights of the realm among the distinguished people who are to be honoured in 2014 by the University of Huddersfield as they receive the title Honorary Doctor of the University at ceremonies taking place in July.


Tony Robinson is the Bishop of Pontefract, but will also be the interim area Bishop of Huddersfield, temporarily occupying an all-new Church of England post, created as part of the new Diocese of Leeds. Bishop Tony is a former teacher who moved to West Yorkshire in 1997, first as Archdeacon of Pontefract and since 2002 as Bishop of Pontefract. He chairs Kirklees Faiths Forum and is co-Chair of North Kirklees Interfaith Council working with Muslims and Christians in Dewsbury and Batley. He was a founder member of Interfaith Kirklees, which works with schools to provide education and promote community cohesion, and also chairs the Wakefield Interfaith Group.