Bishop of East Anglia

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For the Anglo-Saxon bishopric of the East Angles, see Bishop of Dunwich.
Bishop of East Anglia
Bishopric
Catholic
Incumbent:
Alan Hopes

Province: Westminster
Diocese: East Anglia
Cathedral: St John the Baptist, Norwich
First Bishop: Alan Charles Clark
Formation: 13 March 1976

The Bishop of East Anglia is the Ordinary of the modern Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia in the Province of Westminster, England.[1]

The current bishop is the Right Reverend Alan Hopes who was appointed by Pope Francis and was formally installed at the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist in Norwich on 16 July 2013.[2][3] Bishop Hopes had served as an auxiliary bishop of Westminster from 2003 to 2013.[3]

History[edit]

The Diocese of East Anglia covers an area of 12,570 km2 (4,900 sq mi) and spans the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the unitary authority of Peterborough, and was formed by Papal decree on 13 March 1976. Prior to this the area came under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Northampton. The Episcopal see is in the city of Norwich where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist.

List of the Bishops of East Anglia[edit]

Bishops of East Anglia
From Until Incumbent Notes
1976 1995 Alan Charles Clark Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Northampton (1969–1976). Appointed Bishop of East Anglia on 26 April 1976. Retired on 21 March 1995 and died on 16 July 2002.[4]
1995 2001 Peter David Smith Appointed bishop on 21 March 1995 and consecrated on 27 May 1995. Translated to the archbishopric of Cardiff on 26 October 2001.[5]
2001 2003 See vacant
2003 2011 Michael Charles Evans Appointed Bishop of East Anglia on 14 February 2003 and consecrated on 19 March 2003. Died in office on 11 July 2011.[6]
2011 2013 See vacant
2013 present Alan Hopes Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Westminster (2003–2013). Appointed Bishop of East Anglia on 11 June 2013 and installed at St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich on 16 July 2013.[3][7][2]

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