Bishop of Woolwich
The title takes its name after Woolwich, a suburb of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Two of the best known former bishops are John A. T. Robinson, who was a major figure in Liberal Christianity, and David Sheppard, the former Sussex and England cricketer who went on to become the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. The bishops suffragan of Woolwich have been area bishops since the Southwark area scheme was founded in 1991.
The current incumbent is the Rt. Rev. Michael Ipgrave, the Bishop of Woolwich, who was nominated on 3 February 2012 and subsequently consecrated and installed at Southwark Cathedral on 21 March 2012.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Woolwich|
|1969||1975||David Sheppard||Translated to Liverpool|
|1984||1996||Peter Hall||Formerly Rector of St Martin in the Bull Ring; first area bishop from 1991|
|1996||2005||Colin Buchanan||Formerly Bishop of Aston|
|2005||2011||Christopher Chessun||Translated to Southwark|
|2012||present||Michael Ipgrave||Nominated on 3 February 2012 and consecrated on 21 March 2012.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 949. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- Diocesan web site
- "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002". Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- "Two new Area Bishops for Southwark Diocese" (Press release). Diocese of Southwark. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "Episcopal Team completed in Southwark Diocese" (Press release). Diocese of Southwark. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
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