List of bishops in the Church of England

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Inactive bishop
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The active bishops of the Church of England are usually either diocesan bishops or suffragan bishops.

Diocesan bishops[edit]

Lords Spiritual with ex officio seniority[edit]

#BishopPersonDate of birth & ageElection confirmed[i]Consecrated[ii]Introduced[iii]
1The Archbishop of CanterburyWelby, JustinJustin Welby[1][iv](1956-01-06) 6 January 1956 (age 58)4 February 2013[3]28 October 2011[5]26 February 2013[6]
2The Archbishop of YorkSentamu, JohnJohn Sentamu[v](1949-06-10) 10 June 1949 (age 65)5 October 2005[7]25 September 1996[8]25 January 2006[9]
3The Bishop of LondonChartres, RichardRichard Chartres[vi](1947-07-11) 11 July 1947 (age 67)November 1995[10]22 May 199222 January 1996[11]
4The Bishop of DurhamButler, PaulPaul Butler[vii](1955-09-18) 18 September 1955 (age 59)[13]20 January 2014[12]24 June 20043 March 2014[14]
5The Bishop of Winchester
(also Bishop for Higher and Further Education)[15]
Dakin, TimTim Dakin[16][viii](1958-02-06) 6 February 1958 (age 56)20 December 2011[17]25 January 2012[18][19]26 March 2012[20]

Lords Spiritual with seniority of service[edit]

#BishopPersonDate of birth & ageElection confirmed[i]Consecrated[ii]Introduced[iii]
6The Bishop of ChesterForster, PeterPeter Forster(1950-03-16) 16 March 1950 (age 64)199613 November 199614 November 2001[21]
7The Bishop of NewcastleWharton, MartinMartin Wharton[A](1944-08-04) 4 August 1944 (age 70)199719925 February 2003[24]
8The Bishop of LeicesterStevens, TimTim Stevens(1946-12-31) 31 December 1946 (age 67)1999[25]19953 December 2003[26]
9The Bishop of NorwichJames, GrahamGraham James(1951-01-19) 19 January 1951 (age 63)1999199317 March 2004[27]
10The Bishop of BristolHill, MikeMike Hill(1949-04-17) 17 April 1949 (age 65)2003199816 July 2009[28]
11The Bishop of LichfieldGledhill, JonathanJonathan Gledhill(1949-02-14) 14 February 1949 (age 65)200319963 November 2009[29]
12The Bishop of GloucesterPerham, MichaelMichael Perham[B]
(on leave since 2 August 2014)
[C]
(1947-11-08) 8 November 1947 (age 66)2004May 20041 December 2009[33]
13The Bishop of DerbyRedfern, AlastairAlastair Redfern(1948-09-01) 1 September 1948 (age 66)2005199715 June 2010[34]
14The Bishop of BirminghamUrquhart, DavidDavid Urquhart(1952-04-14) 14 April 1952 (age 62)2006200026 October 2010[35]
15The Bishop of OxfordPritchard, JohnJohn Pritchard[D](1948-04-22) 22 April 1948 (age 66)[37]2007January 200225 November 2010[38]
16The Bishop of WorcesterInge, JohnJohn Inge(1955-02-26) 26 February 1955 (age 59)20089 October 200325 June 2012[39]
17The Bishop of CoventryCocksworth, ChristopherChristopher Cocksworth(1959-01-12) 12 January 1959 (age 55)20083 July 200815 January 2013[40]
18The Bishop of TruroThornton, TimTim Thornton(1957-04-14) 14 April 1957 (age 57)2009200122 April 2013[41]
19The Bishop of SheffieldCroft, StevenSteven Croft(1957-05-29) 29 May 1957 (age 57)200825 January 200914 October 2013[42]
20The Bishop of St AlbansSmith, AlanAlan Smith(1957-02-14) 14 February 1957 (age 57)31 March 2009[43]20014 November 2013[44]
21The Bishop of Carlisle
(Lead Bishop on Healthcare Issues)[45]
Newcome, JamesJames Newcome(1953-07-24) 24 July 1953 (age 61)2009200223 October 2013[46]
22The Bishop of PeterboroughAllister, DonaldDonald Allister(1952-08-27) 27 August 1952 (age 62)201025 March 20104 February 2014[47]
23The Bishop of PortsmouthFoster, ChristopherChristopher Foster[48](1953-11-07) 7 November 1953 (age 60)201020016 February 2014[49]
24The Bishop of ChelmsfordCottrell, StephenStephen Cottrell(1958-08-31) 31 August 1958 (age 56)6 October 2010[50]4 May 200425 March 2014[51]
25The Bishop of Rochester
(also Bishop to HM Prisons)[52]
Langstaff, JamesJames Langstaff[53](1956-06-07) 7 June 1956 (age 58)201021 June 20041 April 2014[54]
26The Bishop of ElyConway, StephenStephen Conway(1957-12-22) 22 December 1957 (age 56)6 December 2010[55]22 June 20067 July 2014[56]

Other diocesan bishops[edit]

#BishopPersonDate of birth & ageElection confirmed[i]Consecrated[ii]
26a[ix]The Bishop at Lambeth,
Bishop to the Forces and
Bishop for the Falkland Islands[57]
Stock, NigelNigel Stock[58](1950-01-29) 29 January 1950 (age 64)20 October 2013Not elected2000
26b[x]The Bishop of Sodor and ManPaterson, RobertRobert Paterson(1949-02-27) 27 February 1949 (age 65)18 April 2008Not elected[59]25 April 2008
27The Bishop of Southwark
(also Bishop for Urban Life and Faith)
Chessun, ChristopherChristopher Chessun(1956-08-05) 5 August 1956 (age 58)17 January 2011[60]21 April 2005
28The Bishop of Salisbury
(also Chair of the CMDDP)[61]
Holtam, NickNick Holtam(1954-08-08) 8 August 1954 (age 60)21 July 2011[62]22 July 2011[63]
29The Bishop of LincolnLowson, ChristopherChristopher Lowson(1953-02-03) 3 February 1953 (age 61)201121 September 2011[64]
30The Bishop of ChichesterWarner, MartinMartin Warner(1958-12-24) 24 December 1958 (age 55)2 July 2012[65]26 January 2010[66]
31The Bishop of BlackburnHenderson, JulianJulian Henderson(1954-07-23) 23 July 1954 (age 60)[67]30 September 2013[68]10 October 2013[69]
32The Bishop of Manchester
(Lead bishop for Religious Communities)[70]
Walker, DavidDavid Walker(1957-05-30) 30 May 1957 (age 57)7 October 2013[71]2000
33The Bishop of Bath and WellsHancock, PeterPeter Hancock(1955-07-26) 26 July 1955 (age 59)4 March 2014[72]21 September 2010[73]
34The Bishop of ExeterAtwell, RobertRobert Atwell(1954-08-03) 3 August 1954 (age 60)30 April 2014[62][xi]24 June 2008[75]
35aThe Bishop of LeedsBaines, NickNick Baines[xii](1957-11-13) 13 November 1957 (age 56)8 June 2014[77]8 May 2003
35b[x]The Bishop in EuropeInnes, RobRob Innes1959 (age 54–55)[78]20 July 2014Not elected[79]20 July 2014[79]
36The Bishop of LiverpoolBayes, PaulPaul Bayes(1953-11-02) 2 November 1953 (age 60)23 July 2014[80]21 September 2010[81][81]
37The Bishop-elect of Hereford
(The Bishop of Hull)
Frith, RichardRichard Frith[xiii](1949-04-08) 8 April 1949 (age 65)17 October 2014 (announced)[82]1998
38The Bishop-designate of Guildford
(The Bishop of Aston)
Watson, AndrewAndrew Watson(1961-07-16) 16 July 1961 (age 53)December 2014TBA28 October 2008[83]
39The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and IpswichZyVacant since 20 October 2013(2038-01-16) January 16, 2038 (age -24)16 January 203816 January 2038
40The Bishop of Southwell and NottinghamZzVacant since 20 January 2014(2038-01-17) January 17, 2038 (age -24)17 January 203817 January 2038

Acting diocesan bishops[edit]

nb: acting diocesan bishops, properly called episcopal commissaries, are referred to by a wide variety of informal titles. For simplicity, this article refers only to the acting Bishop of Somewhere.
Acting bishopPersonDate of birth & ageActing sinceConsecration[ii]
Acting Bishop of Hereford[84]
(The Bishop suffragan of Ludlow)
Magowan, AlistairAlistair Magowan(1955-02-10) 10 February 1955 (age 59)24 September 201329 September 2009[85]
Acting Bishop of Guildford[86]
(The Bishop suffragan of Dorking)
Brackley, IanIan Brackley(1947-12-13) 13 December 1947 (age 66)29 September 20131996
Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
(The Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon)
Thomson, DavidDavid Thomson[xiii](1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 62)20 October 2013[87]3 July 2008[88]
Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham[89]Inwood, RichardRichard Inwood(1946-03-04) 4 March 1946 (age 68)9 April 20147 March 2003
Acting Bishop of Gloucester
(The Bishop suffragan of Tewkesbury)[90]
Snow, MartynMartyn Snow1968 (age 45–46)[91]5 August 201425 September 2013

Suffragan bishops[edit]

#DioceseBishopPersonDate of birth & ageTook office[xiv]Consecrated[ii]
1CanterburyThe Bishop of DoverWillmott, TrevorTrevor Willmott(1950-03-29) 29 March 1950 (age 64)6 February 2010 (installed)2002
2GuildfordThe Bishop of Dorking,
acting Bishop of Guildford
Brackley, IanIan Brackley(1947-12-13) 13 December 1947 (age 66)1996 (consecrated)1996
3YorkThe Bishop of Hull
(Bishop-elect of Hereford)
Frith, RichardRichard Frith[xiii](1949-04-08) 8 April 1949 (age 65)1998 (consecrated)1998
4LondonThe area Bishop of EdmontonWheatley, PeterPeter Wheatley[E](1947-09-07) 7 September 1947 (age 67)March 1999 (consecrated)March 1999
5OxfordThe area Bishop of DorchesterFletcher, ColinColin Fletcher[xiii](1950-11-17) 17 November 1950 (age 63)October 2000 (consecrated)October 2000
6[xv]LeicesterThe Assistant Bishop of LeicesterBoyle, ChristopherChristopher Boyle(1951-11-08) 8 November 1951 (age 62)2009 (translated)[93]2001
7LondonThe area Bishop of Willesden[xiii]Broadbent, PetePete Broadbent(1952-07-31) 31 July 1952 (age 62)2001 (consecrated)2001
8[xv]NewcastleThe Assistant Bishop of NewcastleWhite, FrankFrank White(1949-05-26) 26 May 1949 (age 65)2010 (translated)2002
9RochesterThe Bishop of TonbridgeCastle, BrianBrian Castle(1949-09-07) 7 September 1949 (age 65)2002 (consecrated)2002
10SouthwarkThe area Bishop of KingstonCheetham, RichardRichard Cheetham(1955-08-18) 18 August 1955 (age 59)17 October 2002 (consecrated)17 October 2002[94]
11EuropeThe Suffragan Bishop in EuropeHamid, DavidDavid Hamid(1955-06-18) 18 June 1955 (age 59)17 October 2002 (consecrated)17 October 2002[95]
12LeedsThe Bishop of Pontefract,
area bishop for Wakefield and
interim area bishop for Huddersfield[xvi]
Robinson, TonyTony Robinson(1956-04-25) 25 April 1956 (age 58)6 December 2002 (consecrated)6 December 2002
13OxfordThe area Bishop of BuckinghamWilson, AlanAlan Wilson(1955-03-27) 27 March 1955 (age 59)9 October 2003 (consecrated)9 October 2003
14LeedsThe Bishop of Knaresborough,
area bishop for Ripon[xvii]
Bell, JamesJames Bell[xiii](1950-11-20) 20 November 1950 (age 63)2 March 2004 (consecrated)2 March 2004
15CoventryThe Bishop of WarwickStroyan, JohnJohn Stroyan(1955-05-05) 5 May 1955 (age 59)21 April 2005 (consecrated)21 April 2005
16BristolThe Bishop of SwindonRayfield, LeeLee Rayfield(1955-09-30) 30 September 1955 (age 59)8 June 2005 (consecrated)8 June 2005
17Southwell & NottinghamThe Bishop of SherwoodPorter, TonyTony Porter(1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 62)21 March 2006 (consecrated)21 March 2006
18BlackburnThe Bishop of LancasterPearson, GeoffGeoff Pearson(1951-07-18) 18 July 1951 (age 63)2 November 2006 (consecrated)2 November 2006[96]
19Bath & WellsThe Bishop of TauntonMaurice, PeterPeter Maurice[F](1951-04-16) 16 April 1951 (age 63)7 December 2006 (consecrated)7 December 2006[98]
20ChesterThe Bishop of BirkenheadSinclair, KeithKeith Sinclair(1952-12-03) 3 December 1952 (age 61)8 March 2007 (consecrated)8 March 2007[99]
21LichfieldThe area Bishop of WolverhamptonGregory, CliveClive Gregory(1961-11-25) 25 November 1961 (age 52)19 April 2007 (consecrated)19 April 2007[100]
22DerbyThe Bishop of ReptonSouthern, HumphreyHumphrey Southern(1960-09-17) 17 September 1960 (age 54)31 May 2007 (consecrated)31 May 2007[101]
23DurhamThe Bishop of JarrowBryant, MarkMark Bryant(1949-10-08) 8 October 1949 (age 64)13 September 2007 (consecrated)13 September 2007
24OxfordThe area Bishop of ReadingProud, AndrewAndrew Proud(1954-03-27) 27 March 1954 (age 60)2011 (translated)[102]2007[103]
25aManchesterThe Bishop of MiddletonDavies, MarkMark Davies(1962-05-12) 12 May 1962 (age 52)25 April 2008 (consecrated)25 April 2008[104]
25bManchesterThe Bishop of BoltonEdmondson, ChrisChris Edmondson(1950-06-25) 25 June 1950 (age 64)25 April 2008 (consecrated)25 April 2008[104]
27ElyThe Bishop of Huntingdon &
Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Thomson, DavidDavid Thomson[xiii][xviii](1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 62)3 July 2008 (consecrated)3 July 2008[88]
28BirminghamThe Bishop of Aston
(Bishop-designate of Guildford)
Watson, AndrewAndrew Watson(1961-07-16) 16 July 1961 (age 53)28 October 2008 (consecrated)28 October 2008[83]
29LondonThe area Bishop of KensingtonWilliams, PaulPaul Williams(1968-01-16) 16 January 1968 (age 46)25 March 2009 (consecrated)25 March 2009[106]
30SalisburyThe Bishop of SherborneKings, GrahamGraham Kings(1953-10-10) 10 October 1953 (age 60)24 June 2009 (consecrated)24 June 2009[85]
31ChichesterThe area Bishop of HorshamSowerby, MarkMark Sowerby(1963-10-28) 28 October 1963 (age 50)25 July 2009 (consecrated)25 July 2009[85]
32aHerefordThe Bishop of Ludlow,
acting Bishop of Hereford
Magowan, AlistairAlistair Magowan(1955-02-10) 10 February 1955 (age 59)29 September 2009 (consecrated)29 September 2009[85]
32bNorwichThe Bishop of ThetfordWinton, AlanAlan Winton(1958-09-04) 4 September 1958 (age 56)29 September 2009 (consecrated)29 September 2009[85]
34LichfieldThe area Bishop of ShrewsburyRylands, MarkMark Rylands(1961-07-11) 11 July 1961 (age 53)28 October 2009 (consecrated)28 October 2009[107]
35LiverpoolThe Bishop of WarringtonBlackburn, RichardRichard Blackburn(1952-01-22) 22 January 1952 (age 62)3 November 2009 (consecrated)3 November 2009[85]
36LichfieldThe area Bishop of StaffordAnnas, GeoffGeoff Annas(1953-11-29) 29 November 1953 (age 60)21 September 2010 (consecrated)21 September 2010[108]
37WinchesterThe Bishop of SouthamptonFrost, JonathanJonathan Frost(1964-09-26) 26 September 1964 (age 50)30 November 2010 (consecrated)30 November 2010[109]
38aPeterboroughThe Bishop of BrixworthHolbrook, JohnJohn Holbrook(1962-06-14) 14 June 1962 (age 52)2 June 2011 (consecrated)2 June 2011[110]
38bNorwichThe Bishop of LynnMeyrick, JonathanJonathan Meyrick[xiii](1953-04-23) 23 April 1953 (age 61)2 June 2011 (consecrated)2 June 2011[111]
40aLondon AEOThe Bishop of FulhamBaker, JonathanJonathan Baker(1966-10-06) 6 October 1966 (age 47)13 February 2013 (translated)[112][113]16 June 2011
40bCanterbury PEVThe Bishop of RichboroughBanks, NormanNorman Banks(1954-04-04) 4 April 1954 (age 60)16 June 2011 (consecrated)16 June 2011
42LondonThe area Bishop of StepneyNewman, AdrianAdrian Newman(1958-12-21) 21 December 1958 (age 55)22 July 2011 (consecrated)22 July 2011[114]
43CarlisleThe Bishop of PenrithFreeman, RobertRobert Freeman[115](1952-10-26) 26 October 1952 (age 61)28 October 2011 (consecrated)28 October 2011[5]
44ChelmsfordThe area Bishop of BradwellWraw, JohnJohn Wraw[116](1959-02-04) 4 February 1959 (age 55)25 January 2012 (consecrated)25 January 2012[117]
45SheffieldThe Bishop of DoncasterBurrows, PeterPeter Burrows(1955-05-27) 27 May 1955 (age 59)2 February 2012 (consecrated)2 February 2012
46aSouthwarkThe area Bishop of CroydonClark, JonathanJonathan Clark[118](1961-02-13) 13 February 1961 (age 53)21 March 2012 (consecrated)21 March 2012[118]
46bSouthwarkThe area Bishop of WoolwichIpgrave, MichaelMichael Ipgrave[118](1958-04-18) 18 April 1958 (age 56)21 March 2012 (consecrated)21 March 2012[118]
48St AlbansThe Bishop of BedfordAtkinson, RichardRichard Atkinson[119](1958-12-17) 17 December 1958 (age 55)[120]17 May 2012 (consecrated)17 May 2012[121]
49SalisburyThe Bishop of RamsburyCondry, EdEd Condry[122](1953-04-25) 25 April 1953 (age 61)[123]21 September 2012 (consecrated)21 September 2012[124]
50ExeterThe Bishop of CreditonMcKinnel, NickNick McKinnel[125](1954-08-19) 19 August 1954 (age 60)30 November 2012 (consecrated)30 November 2012[126]
51York PEVThe Bishop of BeverleyWebster, GlynGlyn Webster[127](1951-06-03) 3 June 1951 (age 63)25 January 2013 (consecrated)25 January 2013[128]
52TruroThe Bishop of St GermansGoldsmith, ChrisChris Goldsmith[129]1954 (age 59–60)[130]14 May 2013 (consecrated)14 May 2013[131]
53aCanterbury PEVThe Bishop of EbbsfleetGoodall, JonathanJonathan Goodall[132]1961 (age 52–53)[133]25 September 2013 (consecrated)25 September 2013
53bGloucesterThe Bishop of Tewkesbury,
acting Bishop of Gloucester[90]
Snow, MartynMartyn Snow[134]1968 (age 45–46)[91]25 September 2013 (consecrated)25 September 2013
55aWorcesterThe Bishop of DudleyUsher, GrahamGraham Usher[135]1970 (age 43–44)[136]25 March 2014 (consecrated)25 March 2014[137]
55bLeedsThe acting area bishop for BradfordButler, TomTom Butler[xix](1940-03-05) 5 March 1940 (age 74)20 April 2014 (Acting)1985
56ChichesterThe area Bishop of LewesJackson, RichardRichard Jackson[139]1961 (age 52–53)[140]14 May 2014 (consecrated)14 May 2014[139]
57aYorkThe Bishop of WhitbyFerguson, PaulPaul Ferguson[141](1955-07-13) 13 July 1955 (age 59)[142]3 July 2014 (consecrated)3 July 2014[141]
57bYorkThe Bishop of SelbyThomson, JohnJohn Thomson[141]1959 (age 54–55)[143]3 July 2014 (consecrated)3 July 2014[141]
59aLincolnThe Bishop of GrimsbyCourt, DavidDavid Court[144]1958 (age 55–56)[145]25 July 201425 July 2014[144]
59bChelmsfordThe area Bishop of BarkingHill, PeterPeter Hill[146](1950-02-04) 4 February 1950 (age 64)[147]25 July 201425 July 2014[146]
59cChelmsfordThe area Bishop of ColchesterMorris, RogerRoger Morris[148](1968-07-18) 18 July 1968 (age 46)[149]25 July 201425 July 2014[148]
62WinchesterThe Bishop of BasingstokeWilliams, DavidDavid Williams[150]1961 (age 52–53)[151]19 September 201419 September 2014[150]
63aLeedsThe area Bishop-designate of HuddersfieldGibbs, JonathanJonathan Gibbs[152]1961 (age 52–53)[153]17 October 201417 October 2014 (announced)[152]
63bLeedsThe area Bishop-designate of BradfordHowarth, TobyToby Howarth[152]1962 (age 51–52)[154]17 October 201417 October 2014 (announced)[152]
65St Edmundsbury & IpswichThe Bishop of DunwichZvVacant since 12 May 2013[xx](2038-01-13) January 13, 2038 (age -24)13 January 203813 January 2038
66ExeterThe Bishop of PlymouthZwVacant since 6 December 2013(2038-01-14) January 14, 2038 (age -24)14 January 203814 January 2038
67ChesterThe Bishop of StockportZxVacant since 30 April 2014(2038-01-15) January 15, 2038 (age -24)15 January 203815 January 2038
68BlackburnThe Bishop of BurnleyZyVacant since 19 July 2014(2038-01-16) January 16, 2038 (age -24)16 January 203816 January 2038
69St AlbansThe Bishop of HertfordZzVacant since 23 July 2014(2038-01-17) January 17, 2038 (age -24)17 January 203817 January 2038

House of Bishops[edit]

The membership of the General Synod's House of Bishops is:[156]

  1. The area Bishop of Willesden (Pete Broadbent; since 2001)
  2. The Bishop suffragan of Hull, Bishop-elect of Hereford (Richard Frith; since 2009)
  3. The area Bishop of Dorchester (Colin Fletcher; since 2010)
  4. The Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough, area bishop for Ripon (James Bell; since 2012)
  5. The Bishop suffragan of Lynn (Jonathan Meyrick; since 2013)
  6. The Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon, Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (David Thomson; since 2013)
  7. One York vacancy, since John Goddard's retirement on 19 July 2014.

Acting diocesan bishops (commissaries) also attend but do not vote (unless they happen to hold a vote as an elected representative suffragan) at meetings of the House.[157]

Additionally, eight women, each elected by and from the female "senior priests" of one region, attend meetings of the House of Bishops:[158]

  1. Vivienne Faull, Dean of York (North East region)
  2. Annette Cooper, Archdeacon of Colchester (East Anglia region)
  3. Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney (South East region)
  4. Nicola Sullivan, Archdeacon of Wells (South West region)
  5. Christine Wilson, Archdeacon of Chesterfield (East Midlands region)
  6. Joanne Grenfell, Archdeacon of Portsdown (South and Central region)
  7. Jane Tillier, Diocesan Adviser for Women in Ministry, Diocese of Lichfield (West Midlands region)
  8. Libby Lane, Dean of Women in Ministry, Diocese of Chester (North West region)

Scheduled CNC meetings[edit]

The following meetings of the Crown Nominations Commission have been announced for 2013 and 2014:[159][160]

SeeFirst meetingSecond meetingAnnouncementElection confirmed
Blackburn10 January 201330 & 31 January 20131 March 201330 September 2013
Manchester11 March19 & 20 April5 June7 October
Durham8 May6 & 7 June12 September 201320 January 2014
Bath and Wells18 July3 & 4 October10 December 20134 March 2014
Exeter18 October6 & 7 November 201321 January 201430 April
Leeds[161]12 November 20139 & 10 January 20144 February8 June
Europe6 February 201410 & 11 March6 May20 July (commissioning)
Liverpool6 March1 & 2 April7 May23 July
Hereford22 January
1 May[162]
25 & 26 February
6 June[162]
16 JulyOctober 2014 (announced)[82]
Guildford11 June21 & 22 July26 September 2014TBA
Eds & Ips11 September15 & 16 Octoberc. December 2014 (expected)TBA
Southwell & Nottingham3 November 20142 & 3 December 2014c. February 2015 (expected)TBA
Gloucester8 January 201519 & 20 February 2015c. April 2015 (expected)TBA
Oxford14 April11–12 Mayc. June 2015 (expected)TBA
Newcastle23 June23–24 Julyc. September 2015 (expected)TBA
TBA11 September8–9 Octoberc. December 2015 (expected)TBA
TBA27 October3–4 November 2015c. January 2016 (expected)TBA
TBA9 December 201520–21 January 2016c. March 2016 (expected)TBA

See also[edit]

Retirements[edit]

  1. ^ It has been announced that Wharton is to retire in November 2014;[22] in the ensuing vacancy, the Assistant Bishop of Newcastle will also be acting bishop.[23]
  2. ^ It has been announced that Perham is to retire on 21 November 2014.[30][31]
  3. ^ Perham "stepped back" from his role as bishop on 2 August 2014.[32]
  4. ^ It has been announced that Pritchard is to retire on 31 October 2014; the Bishop suffragan of Dorchester will be acting diocesan bishop during the vacancy in see.[36]
  5. ^ Wheatley has announced that he is to retire before the end of 2014.[92]
  6. ^ Maurice has announced that he is to retire on 30 April 2015.[97]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The date the person's election to their current see was confirmed.
  2. ^ a b c d e The date the person was consecrated as an Anglican bishop.
  3. ^ a b The date(s) the person was introduced in the House of Lords.
  4. ^ Welby was translated to Canterbury upon the confirmation of his election (at which point he became the bishop diocesan proper)[2] on 4 February.[3] His installation at Canterbury Cathedral duly occurred on 21 March 2013[4]
  5. ^ Sentamu was translated to York upon the confirmation of his election at St Mary-le-Bow, London on 5 October 2005.[7]
  6. ^ Chartres was translated to London upon the confirmation of his election in November 1995.[10]
  7. ^ Butler was translated to Durham upon the confirmation of his election at York Minster on 20 January 2014.[12]
  8. ^ Dakin became Lord Bishop of Winchester upon the confirmation of his election on 20 December 2011.[17]
  9. ^ The Bishop of Lambeth is not a diocesan bishop (he cannot join the Lords), but ranks highly as chief of staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
  10. ^ a b The Bishops of Sodor and Man and in Europe are ineligible for seats in the House of Lords; the Bishop of Sodor and Man is, however, ex officio a member of the Manx Legislative Council.
  11. ^ Atwell was elected at Exeter on 27 February[74] and translated to Exeter upon the confirmation of his election.
  12. ^ Baines became acting diocesan and area bishop for Leeds on 22 April 2014,[76] then became diocesan and area Bishop of Leeds proper upon the confirmation of his election on 8 June.[77]
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Elected suffragan member of the House of Bishops.
  14. ^ The date the person took up office in their current suffragan role; for suffragans in their first see, this date is the same as their consecration.
  15. ^ a b The Assistant Bishops of Newcastle and of Leicester are suffragan bishops only in practice. They are officially stipendiary assistant bishops.
  16. ^ From the creation of the new Leeds diocese on 20 April 2014, the Bishop suffragan of Pontefract became area bishop in Wakefield and interim area bishop in Huddersfield;[76] no announcement has been made as to when the see shall be transferred by Order in Council.
  17. ^ From the creation of the new Leeds diocese on 20 April 2014, the Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough became area bishop in Ripon;[76] no announcement has been made as to when the see shall be transferred by Order in Council.
  18. ^ Thomson is commissioned full-time Acting Bishop of Eds & Ips, between the resignation of Nigel Stock in October 2013 and the confirmation of a new diocesan bishop. Thomson remains Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon throughout his additional appointment.[105][87]
  19. ^ Butler became "mentor bishop" for the new Diocese of Leeds and interim area bishop in Bradford upon the new diocese's creation on 20 April 2014.[138]
  20. ^ The suffragan see of Dunwich is not expected to be filled until the next Bishop diocesan of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is in post.[155]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Durham" (Press release). Number10.gov.uk. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter Owen – Choosing Bishops
  3. ^ a b Canterbury Cathedral – Welby announced as 105th Archbishop
  4. ^ "Diocese welcomes announcement of 105th Archbishop" (Press release). Diocese of Canterbury. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Consecrations of the Bishops of Durham and Penrith" (Press release). Dioceseofyork.org.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "26 February 2013". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (UK: House of Lords). col. 951. 
  7. ^ a b Church of England – Sentamu: Confirmation as Archbishop of York (Accessed 15 July 2013)
  8. ^ Archbishop of York – Biography (Accessed 8 November 2013)
  9. ^ "25 January 2006". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (UK: House of Lords). col. 1175. 
  10. ^ a b Gresham College – Dr Richard Chartres (Accessed 15 July 2013)
  11. ^ "22 January 1996". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (UK: House of Lords). col. 795. 
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