Diocese in Europe
Eastern, France, Germany and Northern Europe, Gibraltar, Italy and Malta, Northwest Europe, Switzerland
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar
Geoffrey Rowell, Bishop in Europe
David Hamid, Suffragan Bishop in Europe
Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe, also called simply the Diocese in Europe, is geographically the largest diocese of the Church of England and arguably the largest diocese in the Anglican Communion, covering some one-sixth of the Earth's landmass, including Morocco, Europe (excluding the British Isles but including Iceland), Turkey and the territory of the former Soviet Union.
The cathedral is the
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar and it is headed by the Bishop in Europe, who is assisted by the Suffragan Bishop in Europe. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Geoffrey Rowell, who was enthroned in Gibraltar Cathedral on 1 November 2001. The current suffragan bishop is the Right Reverend David Hamid, who was consecrated bishop on 17 October 2002. The pro-cathedrals are St Paul's Cathedral, Valletta, Malta, and Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels, Belgium.
The diocese is attached to the
Province of Canterbury. The Diocese of Gibraltar was created on 29 September 1842 [1 ] and at that time covered all Anglican [2 ] chaplaincies from Portugal to the Caspian Sea. On 30 June 1980, the diocese was amalgamated with the Jurisdiction of North and Central Europe (exercised by the Bishop of London through the Suffragan Bishop of Fulham) and renamed the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe. It is divided into seven [3 ] archdeaconries.
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A map showing the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe. Archdeaconries are colour-coded.
Eastern Archdeaconry, consisting of: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The current archdeacon is the Venerable Patrick Curran (2008), who is based in Vienna, Austria and has served since 2002. He is assisted by two area deans, one in Athens, Greece and one in Moscow, Russia.
Archdeaconry of (including France Monaco). The current (2008) archdeacon is the Venerable Ian Naylor who is based in Pau and has served since 2013.
Archdeaconry of Gibraltar, consisting of: Andorra, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, and Spain. The current archdeacon is the Venerable David Sutch who was appointed in 2008. He is based in Fuengirola, Spain.
Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe, consisting of: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden. The current archdeacon is the Venerable Jonathan LLoyd, who is based in Copenhagen and has served since 2010. He is assisted by two area deans.
Archdeaconry of The current archdeacon is the Venerable Jonathan Boardman (2008). He is based in Italy and Malta. Rome, Italy.
Archdeaconry of Northwest Europe, consisting of: Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. The Acting Archdeacon is the Reverend Canon Meurig Williams (2012).
Archdeaconry of The current archdeacon is the Venerable Peter Potter (2009). He is based in Switzerland. Bern.
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