Bishop of Willesden

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The Bishop of Willesden is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of London, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after Willesden, an area of the London Borough of Brent.

The post was created in 1911, and was the fourth suffragan bishopric in the diocese. The new bishop was given oversight of four rural deaneries: Hampstead, Hornsey, St Pancras and Willesden, previously the responsibility of the Bishop of Islington.[2][3]

The bishop now has responsibility for the Willesden Episcopal Area, comprising four deaneries: Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon.[4]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Willesden
From Until Incumbent Notes
1911 1929 William Perrin
1929 1940 Guy Smith Translated to Leicester
1940 1942 Henry Campbell Translated to Kensington
1942 1950 Edward Jones Translated to St Albans
1950 1955 Gerald Ellison Translated to Chester
1955 1964 George Ingle Formerly Bishop of Fulham
1964 1973 Graham Leonard Translated to Truro
1974 1985 Hewlett Thompson Translated to Exeter
1985 1991 Thomas Butler Translated to Leicester
1992 2000 Graham Dow Translated to Carlisle
2001 present Pete Broadbent Also was Acting Bishop of Stepney (2010–2011)[5][6] Effectively suspended 23 November 2010–10 January 2011.[6][7]
Source(s): [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 949. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ "A Fourth Suffragan For London". The Times. 9 August 1911. p. 11. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28520. p. 5909. 8 August 1911.
  4. ^ "Willesden Episcopal Area". Diocese of London. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Diocese of London — Ad clerum: Acting Bishop of Stepney
  6. ^ a b Diocese of London — Ad clerum: The Bishop of Willesden
  7. ^ Bishop who said 'shallow' William and Kate's marriage would fall apart within seven years is suspended. Daily Mail. Published on 23 November 2010.

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