John Scott Gaisford was the second Bishop of Beverley, appointed by the Archbishop of York to be a provincial episcopal visitor when the Church of England began ordaining women as priests.
University of Durham.
Gaisford was educated at Durham University, ordained in 1961 and began his ordained ministry with a curacy at Street Hilda"s Audenshaw. from 1960 to 1962. Following this he was curate at Street Michael and All Angels in Bramhall, Cheshire until 1965 when he became vicar of Street Andrew’s Crewe and was Rural Dean of Nantwich from 1974 until 1985 and then Archdeacon of Macclesfield until 1994. He retired in 2000.