List of bishops in the Church of England

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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 & ageConsecration[i]Installation[ii]Introduction[iii]
1The Archbishop of CanterburyWelby, JustinJustin Welby[1][iv](1956-01-06) 6 January 1956 (age 58)28 October 2011[5]21 March 2013[3]26 February 2013[6]
2The Archbishop of YorkSentamu, JohnJohn Sentamu[v](1949-06-10) 10 June 1949 (age 64)25 September 1996[8]30 November 2005[9]25 January 2006[10]
3The Bishop of LondonChartres, RichardRichard Chartres[vi](1947-07-11) 11 July 1947 (age 66)22 May 1992199522 January 1996[12]
4The Bishop of DurhamButler, PaulPaul Butler[vii](1955-09-18) 18 September 1955 (age 58)[14]24 June 200422 February 2014[13]3 March 2014[15]
5The Bishop of Winchester
(also Bishop for Higher and Further Education)[16]
Dakin, TimTim Dakin[17][viii](1958-02-06) 6 February 1958 (age 56)25 January 2012[19][20]21 April 2012[21]26 March 2012[22]

Lords Spiritual with seniority of service[edit]

#BishopPersonDate of birth & ageConsecration[i]Qualified[ix]Installation[ii]Introduction[iii]
6The Bishop of ChesterForster, PeterPeter Forster(1950-03-16) 16 March 1950 (age 64)13 November 199611 January 199711 January 199714 November 2001[23]
7The Bishop of NewcastleWharton, MartinMartin Wharton(1944-08-04) 4 August 1944 (age 69)1992199719975 February 2003[24]
8The Bishop of LeicesterStevens, TimTim Stevens(1946-12-31) 31 December 1946 (age 67)1995June 1999[25]June 19993 December 2003[26]
9The Bishop of NorwichJames, GrahamGraham James(1951-01-19) 19 January 1951 (age 63)199329 January 2000[27]29 January 200017 March 2004[28]
10The Bishop of BristolHill, MikeMike Hill(1949-04-17) 17 April 1949 (age 64)199821 June 200321 June 200316 July 2009[29]
11The Bishop of WakefieldPlatten, StephenStephen Platten[x](1947-05-17) 17 May 1947 (age 66)1 May 2003[31]19 July 2003[31]19 July 2003[31]22 June 2009[32]
12The Bishop of LichfieldGledhill, JonathanJonathan Gledhill(1949-02-14) 14 February 1949 (age 65)199615 November 200315 November 20033 November 2009[33]
13The Bishop of GloucesterPerham, MichaelMichael Perham[A](1947-11-08) 8 November 1947 (age 66)May 200429 May 200429 May 20041 December 2009[36]
14The Bishop of DerbyRedfern, AlastairAlastair Redfern(1948-09-01) 1 September 1948 (age 65)199712 November 200512 November 200515 June 2010[37]
15The Bishop of BirminghamUrquhart, DavidDavid Urquhart(1952-04-14) 14 April 1952 (age 61)200017 November 200617 November 200626 October 2010[38]
16The Bishop of OxfordPritchard, JohnJohn Pritchard(1948-04-22) 22 April 1948 (age 65)[39]January 20028 June 20078 June 200725 November 2010[40]
17The Bishop of WorcesterInge, JohnJohn Inge(1955-02-26) 26 February 1955 (age 59)9 October 20031 March 20081 March 200825 June 2012[41]
18The Bishop of CoventryCocksworth, ChristopherChristopher Cocksworth(1959-01-12) 12 January 1959 (age 55)3 July 20081 November 20081 November 200815 January 2013[42]
19The Bishop of TruroThornton, TimTim Thornton(1957-04-14) 14 April 1957 (age 56)20017 March 20097 March 200922 April 2013[43]
20The Bishop of SheffieldCroft, StevenSteven Croft(1957-05-29) 29 May 1957 (age 56)25 January 20099 May 20099 May 200914 October 2013[44]
21The Bishop of St AlbansSmith, AlanAlan Smith(1957-02-14) 14 February 1957 (age 57)200119 September 200919 September 20094 November 2013[45]
22The Bishop of Carlisle
(Lead Bishop on Healthcare Issues)[46]
Newcome, JamesJames Newcome(1953-07-24) 24 July 1953 (age 60)200210 October 200910 October 200923 October 2013[47]
23The Bishop of PeterboroughAllister, DonaldDonald Allister(1952-08-27) 27 August 1952 (age 61)25 March 201017 April 201017 April 20104 February 2014[48]
24The Bishop of PortsmouthFoster, ChristopherChristopher Foster[49](1953-11-07) 7 November 1953 (age 60)200118 September 2010[50]18 September 20106 February 2014[51]
25The Bishop of ChelmsfordCottrell, StephenStephen Cottrell[52](1958-08-31) 31 August 1958 (age 55)4 May 200427 November 2010[53]27 November 201025 March 2014[54]
26The Bishop of Rochester
(also Bishop to HM Prisons)[55]
Langstaff, JamesJames Langstaff[56](1956-06-07) 7 June 1956 (age 57)21 June 200411 December 2010[57]11 December 20101 April 2014[58]

Other diocesan bishops[edit]

#BishopPersonDate of birth & ageConsecration[i]Qualified[ix]Installation[ii]
26a[xi]The Bishop at Lambeth[xii]Stock, NigelNigel Stock[60](1950-01-29) 29 January 1950 (age 64)200018 January 2038Not qualified20 October 2013Not installed
26b[xiii]The Bishop of Sodor and ManPaterson, RobertRobert Paterson(1949-02-27) 27 February 1949 (age 65)25 April 200818 January 2038Not qualified14 June 2008
27The Bishop of ElyConway, StephenStephen Conway[61](1957-12-22) 22 December 1957 (age 56)22 June 20065 March 2011[62]5 March 2011
28The Bishop of Southwark
(also Bishop for Urban Life and Faith)
Chessun, ChristopherChristopher Chessun[63](1956-08-05) 5 August 1956 (age 57)21 April 20056 March 2011[64]6 March 2011
29The Bishop of Bradford,
Bishop-designate of Leeds
(currently on sabbatical)
Baines, NickNick Baines[xiv](1957-11-13) 13 November 1957 (age 56)8 May 200321 May 2011[67]21 May 2011
30The Bishop of Salisbury
(also Chair of the CMDDP)[68]
Holtam, NickNick Holtam[69](1954-08-08) 8 August 1954 (age 59)22 July 2011[70]15 October 2011[71]15 October 2011
31The Bishop of LincolnLowson, ChristopherChristopher Lowson[72](1953-02-03) 3 February 1953 (age 61)21 September 2011[72]12 November 2011[72]12 November 2011
32The Bishop of ChichesterWarner, MartinMartin Warner(1958-12-24) 24 December 1958 (age 55)26 January 2010[73]25 November 2012[74]25 November 2012
33The Bishop of BlackburnHenderson, JulianJulian Henderson[xv](1954-07-23) 23 July 1954 (age 59)[76]10 October 2013[77]19 October 2013[77]19 October 2013
34The Bishop of Manchester
(Lead bishop for Religious Communities)[78]
Walker, DavidDavid Walker[xvi](1957-05-30) 30 May 1957 (age 56)200030 November 2013[79]30 November 2013
35The Bishop of Bath and WellsHancock, PeterPeter Hancock[xvii](1955-07-26) 26 July 1955 (age 58)21 September 2010[81]1 June 2014June 2014 (announced)[82][83]1 June 2014June 2014
36The Bishop-designate of ExeterAtwell, RobertRobert Atwell(1954-08-03) 3 August 1954 (age 59)24 June 2008[84]1 July 2014July 2014 (announced)[85]1 July 2014July 2014
37The Bishop of LiverpoolZtVacant since 18 August 2013(2038-01-11) January 11, 2038 (age -24)11 January 203811 January 203811 January 2038
38The Bishop of HerefordZuVacant since 24 September 2013(2038-01-12) January 12, 2038 (age -24)12 January 203812 January 203812 January 2038
39The Bishop of GuildfordZvVacant since 29 September 2013(2038-01-13) January 13, 2038 (age -24)13 January 203813 January 203813 January 2038
40The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and IpswichZwVacant since 20 October 2013(2038-01-14) January 14, 2038 (age -24)14 January 203814 January 203814 January 2038
[xiii]The Bishop in EuropeZxVacant since 8 November 2013(2038-01-15) January 15, 2038 (age -24)15 January 203815 January 203815 January 2038
41The Bishop of Southwell and NottinghamZyVacant since 20 January 2014(2038-01-16) January 16, 2038 (age -24)16 January 203816 January 203816 January 2038
42The Bishop of Ripon and LeedsZzVacant since 31 January 2014; see not to be filled.[B](2038-01-17) January 17, 2038 (age -24)17 January 203817 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 & ageConsecration[i]Acting since
Acting Bishop of Bath and Wells[87]
(The Bishop suffragan of Taunton)
Maurice, PeterPeter Maurice(1951-04-16) 16 April 1951 (age 62)7 December 2006[88]30 June 2013
Acting Bishop of Liverpool[89]
(The Bishop suffragan of Warrington)
Blackburn, RichardRichard Blackburn(1952-01-22) 22 January 1952 (age 62)3 November 2009[90]18 August 2013
Acting Bishop of Hereford[91]
(The Bishop suffragan of Ludlow)
Magowan, AlistairAlistair Magowan(1955-02-10) 10 February 1955 (age 59)29 September 2009[90]24 September 2013
Acting Bishop of Guildford[92]
(The Bishop suffragan of Dorking)
Brackley, IanIan Brackley(1947-12-13) 13 December 1947 (age 66)199629 September 2013
Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
(The Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon)
Thomson, DavidDavid Thomson(1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 62)3 July 2008[93]20 October 2013[94]
Acting Bishop in Europe[95]
(The Suffragan Bishop in Europe)
Hamid, DavidDavid Hamid(1955-06-18) 18 June 1955 (age 58)17 October 2002[96]8 November 2013
Acting Bishop of Exeter[97]
(The Bishop suffragan of Crediton)
McKinnel, NickNick McKinnel(1954-08-19) 19 August 1954 (age 59)30 November 2012[98]6 December 2013
Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham[99]
(The Bishop suffragan of Sherwood)
Porter, TonyTony Porter(1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 62)21 March 200620 January 2014
Acting Bishop of Ripon and Leeds[100]
(The Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough)
Bell, JamesJames Bell(1950-11-20) 20 November 1950 (age 63)2 March 200431 January 2014
Acting Bishop of Bradford
("Mentor bishop" for the Diocese of Leeds)
Butler, TomTom Butler[xiv](1940-03-05) 5 March 1940 (age 74)19851 February 2014

Suffragan bishops[edit]

#DioceseBishopPersonDate of birth & ageConsecration[i]Installation[ii]
1CanterburyThe Bishop of DoverWillmott, TrevorTrevor Willmott(1950-03-29) 29 March 1950 (age 64)20026 February 2010
2GuildfordThe Bishop of Dorking
(also acting Bishop of Guildford)
Brackley, IanIan Brackley(1947-12-13) 13 December 1947 (age 66)19961996
3YorkThe Bishop of HullFrith, RichardRichard Frith(1949-04-08) 8 April 1949 (age 65)19981998
4LondonThe Bishop of EdmontonWheatley, PeterPeter Wheatley(1947-09-07) 7 September 1947 (age 66)March 1999March 1999
5OxfordThe Bishop of DorchesterFletcher, ColinColin Fletcher(1950-11-17) 17 November 1950 (age 63)October 20002000
6aBlackburnThe Bishop of BurnleyGoddard, JohnJohn Goddard[C](1947-09-08) 8 September 1947 (age 66)7 December 20009 December 2000
6b[xviii]LeicesterThe Assistant Bishop of LeicesterBoyle, ChristopherChristopher Boyle(1951-11-08) 8 November 1951 (age 62)20016 September 2009[102]
7aLondonThe Bishop of WillesdenBroadbent, PetePete Broadbent(1952-07-31) 31 July 1952 (age 61)20012001
7b[xviii]NewcastleThe Assistant Bishop of NewcastleWhite, FrankFrank White(1949-05-26) 26 May 1949 (age 64)200228 November 2010
8RochesterThe Bishop of TonbridgeCastle, BrianBrian Castle(1949-09-07) 7 September 1949 (age 64)20022002
9SouthwarkThe Bishop of Kingston-upon-ThamesCheetham, RichardRichard Cheetham(1955-08-18) 18 August 1955 (age 58)17 October 2002[103]27 October 2002
10EuropeThe Suffragan Bishop in Europe
(also acting Bishop in Europe)
Hamid, DavidDavid Hamid(1955-06-18) 18 June 1955 (age 58)17 October 2002[96]28 October 2002
11Wakefield[xix]The Bishop of PontefractRobinson, TonyTony Robinson(1956-04-25) 25 April 1956 (age 57)6 December 2002February 2003
12OxfordThe Bishop of BuckinghamWilson, AlanAlan Wilson(1955-03-27) 27 March 1955 (age 59)9 October 2003November 2003
13Ripon & Leeds[xix]The Bishop of Knaresborough
(also acting Bishop of Ripon and Leeds)
Bell, JamesJames Bell(1950-11-20) 20 November 1950 (age 63)2 March 200414 March 2004
14CoventryThe Bishop of WarwickStroyan, JohnJohn Stroyan(1955-05-05) 5 May 1955 (age 58)21 April 20051 May 2005
15BristolThe Bishop of SwindonRayfield, LeeLee Rayfield(1955-09-30) 30 September 1955 (age 58)8 June 200518 June 2005
16Southwell & NottinghamThe Bishop of Sherwood
(also acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham)
Porter, TonyTony Porter(1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 62)21 March 2006April 2006
17BlackburnThe Bishop of LancasterPearson, GeoffGeoff Pearson(1951-07-18) 18 July 1951 (age 62)2 November 2006[104]December 2006
18Bath & WellsThe Bishop of Taunton
(also acting Bishop of Bath and Wells)
Maurice, PeterPeter Maurice(1951-04-16) 16 April 1951 (age 62)7 December 2006[88]January 2007
19ChesterThe Bishop of BirkenheadSinclair, KeithKeith Sinclair(1952-12-03) 3 December 1952 (age 61)8 March 2007[105]April 2007
20LichfieldThe Bishop of WolverhamptonGregory, CliveClive Gregory(1961-11-25) 25 November 1961 (age 52)19 April 2007[106]5 May 2007[107]
21DerbyThe Bishop of ReptonSouthern, HumphreyHumphrey Southern(1960-09-17) 17 September 1960 (age 53)31 May 2007[108]9 June 2007[108]
22DurhamThe Bishop of JarrowBryant, MarkMark Bryant(1949-10-08) 8 October 1949 (age 64)13 September 200716 September 2007
23OxfordThe Bishop of ReadingProud, AndrewAndrew Proud(1954-03-27) 27 March 1954 (age 60)2007[109]16 April 2011[110]
24aManchesterThe Bishop of MiddletonDavies, MarkMark Davies(1962-05-12) 12 May 1962 (age 51)25 April 2008[111]27 April 2008[111]
24bManchesterThe Bishop of BoltonEdmondson, ChrisChris Edmondson(1950-06-25) 25 June 1950 (age 63)25 April 2008[111]27 April 2008[111]
26ChesterThe Bishop of StockportAtwell, RobertRobert Atwell(1954-08-03) 3 August 1954 (age 59)24 June 2008[84]29 June 2008[84]
27ElyThe Bishop of Huntingdon &
Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Thomson, DavidDavid Thomson[xx](1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 62)3 July 2008[93]17 October 2008[93]
28BirminghamThe Bishop of AstonWatson, AndrewAndrew Watson(1961-07-16) 16 July 1961 (age 52)28 October 2008[113]8 November 2008[113]
29LondonThe Bishop of KensingtonWilliams, PaulPaul Williams(1968-01-16) 16 January 1968 (age 46)25 March 2009[114]1 April 2009[115]
30SalisburyThe Bishop of SherborneKings, GrahamGraham Kings(1953-10-10) 10 October 1953 (age 60)24 June 2009[90]July 2009
31ChichesterThe Bishop of HorshamSowerby, MarkMark Sowerby(1963-10-28) 28 October 1963 (age 50)25 July 2009[90]August 2009
32aHerefordThe Bishop of Ludlow
(also acting Bishop of Hereford)
Magowan, AlistairAlistair Magowan(1955-02-10) 10 February 1955 (age 59)29 September 2009[90]2 October 2009[116]
32bNorwichThe Bishop of ThetfordWinton, AlanAlan Winton(1958-09-04) 4 September 1958 (age 55)29 September 2009[90]30 October 2009
34LichfieldThe Bishop of ShrewsburyRylands, MarkMark Rylands(1961-07-11) 11 July 1961 (age 52)28 October 2009[117]2 November 2009[117]
35LiverpoolThe Bishop of Warrington
(also acting Bishop of Liverpool)
Blackburn, RichardRichard Blackburn(1952-01-22) 22 January 1952 (age 62)3 November 2009[90]December 2009
36St AlbansThe Bishop of HertfordBayes, PaulPaul Bayes(1953-11-02) 2 November 1953 (age 60)21 September 2010[118]25 September 2010[119]
37LichfieldThe Bishop of StaffordAnnas, GeoffGeoff Annas(1953-11-29) 29 November 1953 (age 60)21 September 2010[120]26 September 2010[120]
38WinchesterThe Bishop of SouthamptonFrost, JonathanJonathan Frost(1964-09-26) 26 September 1964 (age 49)30 November 2010[121]4 December 2010[121]
39aPeterboroughThe Bishop of BrixworthHolbrook, JohnJohn Holbrook(1962-06-14) 14 June 1962 (age 51)2 June 2011[122]29 June 2011[122]
39bNorwichThe Bishop of LynnMeyrick, JonathanJonathan Meyrick(1953-04-23) 23 April 1953 (age 60)2 June 2011[123]29 June 2011[123]
41aLondon AEOThe Bishop of Fulham[xxi]Baker, JonathanJonathan Baker(1966-10-06) 6 October 1966 (age 47)16 June 2011n/a
41bCanterbury PEVThe Bishop of RichboroughBanks, NormanNorman Banks(1954-04-04) 4 April 1954 (age 60)16 June 2011n/a
43LondonThe Bishop of StepneyNewman, AdrianAdrian Newman(1958-12-21) 21 December 1958 (age 55)22 July 2011[126]July 2011
44CarlisleThe Bishop of PenrithFreeman, RobertRobert Freeman[127](1952-10-26) 26 October 1952 (age 61)28 October 2011[5]6 November 2011[128]
45ChelmsfordThe Bishop of BradwellWraw, JohnJohn Wraw[129](1959-02-04) 4 February 1959 (age 55)25 January 2012[130]29 January 2012[131]
46SheffieldThe Bishop of DoncasterBurrows, PeterPeter Burrows(1955-05-27) 27 May 1955 (age 58)2 February 20125 February 2012
47aSouthwarkThe Bishop of CroydonClark, JonathanJonathan Clark[132](1961-02-13) 13 February 1961 (age 53)21 March 2012[132]21 March 2012[132]
47bSouthwarkThe Bishop of WoolwichIpgrave, MichaelMichael Ipgrave[132](1958-04-18) 18 April 1958 (age 55)21 March 2012[132]21 March 2012[132]
49St AlbansThe Bishop of BedfordAtkinson, RichardRichard Atkinson[133](1958-12-17) 17 December 1958 (age 55)[134]17 May 2012[135]19 May 2012[135]
50SalisburyThe Bishop of RamsburyCondry, EdEd Condry[136](1953-04-25) 25 April 1953 (age 60)[137]21 September 2012[138]23 September 2012[138]
51ExeterThe Bishop of Crediton
(also acting Bishop of Exeter)
McKinnel, NickNick McKinnel[139](1954-08-19) 19 August 1954 (age 59)30 November 2012[98]23 January 2013[140]
52York PEVThe Bishop of BeverleyWebster, GlynGlyn Webster[141](1951-06-03) 3 June 1951 (age 62)25 January 2013[142]n/a
53TruroThe Bishop of St GermansGoldsmith, ChrisChris Goldsmith[143]1954 (age 59–60)[144]14 May 2013[145]19 May 2013[145]
54aCanterbury PEVThe Bishop of EbbsfleetGoodall, JonathanJonathan Goodall[146]1961 (age 52–53)[147]25 September 2013n/a
54bGloucesterThe Bishop of TewkesburySnow, MartynMartyn Snow[148]1968 (age 45–46)[149]25 September 201312 October 2013
56WorcesterThe Bishop of DudleyUsher, GrahamGraham Usher[150]1970 (age 43–44)[151]25 March 2014[152]4 May 2014 (announced)[152]
57ChichesterThe Bishop-designate of LewesJackson, RichardRichard Jackson[153]1961 (age 52–53)[154]14 May 2014 (announced)[153]1 June 2014TBA
58YorkThe Bishop of WhitbyZsVacant since 25 November 2012[xxii](2038-01-09) January 9, 2038 (age -24)9 January 20389 January 2038
59LincolnThe Bishop of GrimsbyZtVacant since 6 April 2013(2038-01-10) January 10, 2038 (age -24)10 January 203810 January 2038
60St Edmundsbury & IpswichThe Bishop of DunwichZuVacant since 12 May 2013[xxiii](2038-01-11) January 11, 2038 (age -24)11 January 203811 January 2038
61ChelmsfordThe Bishop of ColchesterZvVacant since July 2013(2038-01-12) January 12, 2038 (age -24)12 January 203812 January 2038
62YorkThe Bishop of SelbyZwVacant since 30 November 2013(2038-01-13) January 13, 2038 (age -24)13 January 203813 January 2038
63ExeterThe Bishop of PlymouthZxVacant since 6 December 2013(2038-01-14) January 14, 2038 (age -24)14 January 203814 January 2038
64WinchesterThe Bishop of BasingstokeZyVacant since 4 March 2014(2038-01-16) January 16, 2038 (age -24)16 January 203816 January 2038
65ChelmsfordThe Bishop of BarkingZzVacant since 30 March 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:[158]

  1. The Area Bishop of Willesden (Pete Broadbent; since 2001)
  2. The Bishop suffragan of Burnley (John Goddard; since 2005)
  3. The Bishop suffragan of Hull (Richard Frith; since 2009)
  4. The Area Bishop of Dorchester (Colin Fletcher; since 2010)
  5. The Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough, Acting Bishop of Ripon and Leeds (James Bell; since 2012)
  6. The Bishop suffragan of Lynn (Jonathan Meyrick; since 2013)
  7. The Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon, Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (David Thomson; since 2013)

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.[159]

Additionally, eight women, each elected by and from the female "senior priests" of one region, attend meetings of the House of Bishops:[160]

  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:[161][162]

SeeFirst meetingSecond meetingAnnouncement
Blackburn10 January 201330 & 31 January 20131 March 2013
Manchester11 March19 & 20 April5 June
Durham8 May6 & 7 June12 September
Bath and Wells18 July3 & 4 October10 December
Exeter18 October6 & 7 November21 January 2014
Leeds[163]12 November 20139 & 10 January 20144 February 2014
Europe6 February10 & 11 MarchMid-May (expected)
Liverpool6 March1 & 2 AprilStart of June (expected)
Hereford22 January
1 May[164]
25 & 26 February
6 June[164]
Start of August (expected)
Guildford11 June21 & 22 JulyLate September (expected)
Eds & Ips11 September15 & 16 OctoberMid-December (expected)
Southwell & Nottingham3 November 20142 & 3 December 2014Start of February 2015 (expected)

The see of Gloucester will be vacated on 21 November 2014 and, at the current approximate rate of appointments, stands to be filled again in summer 2015.[165]

See also[edit]

Retirements[edit]

  1. ^ It has been announced that Perham is to retire on 21 November 2014.[34][35]
  2. ^ Since Ripon and Leeds diocese will be dissolved at Easter, Packer will not be replaced.[86]
  3. ^ It has been announced that Goddard is to retire on 19 July 2014.[101]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The date the person was consecrated as an Anglican bishop.
  2. ^ a b c d The date the person was installed in their current role.
  3. ^ a b The date the person was introduced in the House of Lords in their current role.
  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.[11]
  7. ^ Butler was translated to Durham upon the confirmation of his election at York Minster on 20 January 2014.[13]
  8. ^ Dakin became Lord Bishop of Winchester upon the confirmation of his election on 20 December 2011.[18]
  9. ^ a b The date the person was enthroned in their first role as a qualifying (i.e. neither Europe nor S&M) diocesan Bishop.
  10. ^ Platten will cease to be Bishop of Wakefield upon the diocese's dissolution on 20 April 2014.[30]
  11. ^ The Bishop of Lambeth is not a diocesan bishop, but ranks highly as chief of staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
  12. ^ It has been announced that the Bishop of Lambeth is to additionally become Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands from 19 June 2014.[59]
  13. ^ a b The Bishops of Sodor and Man and in Europe are ineligible for seats in the House of Lords.
  14. ^ a b Baines is on sabbatical from February 2014 until he ceases to be Bishop of Bradford upon the diocese's dissolution on 20 April 2014; during which time Butler is acting Bishop of Bradford. Butler will then become "mentor bishop" and acting area bishop of Bradford in the new Diocese of Leeds.[65] It was announced on 4 February 2014 that Baines will become diocesan and area Bishop of Leeds upon the confirmation of his election on 8 June.[66]
  15. ^ Henderson became Bishop of Blackburn upon the confirmation of his election on 30 September 2013.[75]
  16. ^ Walker was translated to Manchester upon the confirmation of his election on 7 October 2013.[79]
  17. ^ Hancock was translated to Bath and Wells upon the confirmation of his election on 4 March 2014.[80]
  18. ^ a b The Assistant Bishops of Newcastle and of Leicester are suffragan bishops only in practice. They are officially stipendiary assistant bishops.
  19. ^ a b When the Leeds diocese is formed, the suffragan sees of Pontefract and of Knaresborough from the current Wakefield and Ripon & Leeds dioceses will become part of that diocese.
  20. ^ 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.[112][94]
  21. ^ Baker translated from Ebbsfleet to Fulham on 13 February 2013.[124][125]
  22. ^ The appointment of Fr Philip North was announced on 24 October 2012,[155] but his withdrawal from the post was announced on 17 December; following which, the Archbishop referred the decision whether to fill the post to the Diocese Commission.[156]
  23. ^ The suffragan see of Dunwich is not expected to be filled until the next Bishop diocesan of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is in post.[157]

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. ^ Church of England – Sentamu: Confirmation as Archbishop of York (Accessed 15 July 2013)
  8. ^ Archbishop of York – Biography (Accessed 8 November 2013)
  9. ^ "First black Archbishop enthroned". BBC News. 30 November 2005. Retrieved 12 August 2006. 
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