Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534, the title Bishop of Ipswich was created in 1536, but it fell into abeyance following the first holder surrendering the office in 1538. In 1899, the title was revived with two suffragan bishops of Ipswich were appointed to assist the diocesan bishop of Norwich. Through reorganisation in the Church of England, the Diocese of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich was established by Act of Parliament in 1913 under King George V. The bishop's and the diocesan offices are located in Ipswich, while the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of St James in Bury St Edmunds. Since 1934, the bishops of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich have been assisted by the suffragan bishops of Dunwich in overseeing the diocese.
List of bishops
|Bishops of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich|
|1914||1921||Henry Hodgson, DD||Nominated on 18 February, consecrated on 24 February, and enthroned in March 1914. Died in office on 28 February 1921.|
|1921||1923||Albert David||Nominated on 21 January and consecrated on 25 July 1921. Translated to Liverpool on 18 October 1923.|
|1923||1940||Walter Whittingham, DD, MA||Nominated on 22 October and consecrated on 1 November 1923. Resigned on 31 August 1940 and died on 17 June 1941.|
|1940||1953||Richard Brook, DD||Nominated on 24 September and consecrated on 1 November 1940. Resigned on 1 October 1953 and died on 31 January 1969.|
|1954||1965||Arthur Morris, DD||Translated from Pontefract. Nominated on 4 May and confirmed on 2 June 1954. Resigned on 31 December 1965 and died on 15 October 1977.|
|1966||1978||Leslie Brown, CBE, DD||Previously Archbishop of Uganda. Nominated on 25 January and confirmed on 25 March 1966. Resigned on 30 September 1978 and died on 27 December 1999.|
|1978||1986||John Waine, KCVO, BA||Translated from Stafford. Nominated on 23 October and confirmed on 21 November 1978. Translated to Chelmsford in 1986.|
|1986||1996||John Dennis||Father of the British comedian Hugh Dennis. Translated from Knaresborough. Nominated and confirmed in 1986. Retired in 1996.|
|1997||2007||Richard Lewis||Translated from Taunton. Nominated and confirmed in 1997. Retired in June 2007.|
|2007||2013||Nigel Stock, BA, DipTh||Translated from Stockport. Nominated and confirmed in 2007.|
|20 October 2013||present||David Thomson (Acting)||Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon (Ely)|
- Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 288.
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 2007, p. 947.
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 2007, p. 946
- Entry at [http://www.crockford.org.uk/clergy.asp?id=112&isr=4243 Crockford Clerical Directory.
- Entry at [http://www.crockford.org.uk/clergy.asp?id=112&isr=19354 Crockford Clerical Directory.
- Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich – Bishop Nigel: privileged to have served Suffolk (Accessed 30 October 2013)
- "Historical successions: St Edmundsbury and Ipswich". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 270.