Bishop of Newcastle (England)
|Bishop of Newcastle|
acting bishop: Frank White
|First incumbent||Ernest Wilberforce|
The diocese at present covers the County of Northumberland and the Alston Moor area of Cumbria. The see is in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas, a parish church elevated to cathedral status in 1882.
The bishop's residence is Bishop's House, Gosforth.
The office has existed since the founding of the diocese in 1882 under Queen Victoria by division of the diocese of Durham. The see is currently vacant following the retirement on 30 November 2014 of Martin Wharton.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Newcastle|
|1882||1896||Ernest Wilberforce||Translated to Chichester.|
|1896||1903||Edgar Jacob||Translated to St Albans.|
|1903||1907||Arthur Lloyd||Translated from Thetford.|
|1907||1915||Norman Straton||Translated from Sodor and Man.|
|1927||1941||Harold Bilbrough||Translated from Dover.|
|1941||1957||Noel Hudson||Previously Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak then assistant bishop of St Albans; translated to Ely.|
|1973||1980||Ronald Bowlby||Translated to Southwark.|
|1981||1997||Alec Graham||Translated from Bedford.|
|1997||2014||Martin Wharton||Translated from Kingston-upon-Thames.|
|2014||present||Frank White (acting)||Assistant Bishop of Newcastle|