Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Sudbury, Suffolk, Ipswich[N 1]
Parishes 446
Churches 482
Cathedral St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop David Thomson, Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Suffragan Bishop of Dunwich (Vacant)
Archdeacons Dr David Jenkins, Archdeacon of Sudbury
Ian Morgan, Archdeacon of Suffolk
Archdeacon of Ipswich (Vacant)

The Diocese of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich is a Church of England diocese based in Ipswich, covering Suffolk (excluding Lowestoft). The cathedral is St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the bishop is the Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich. It is part of the Province of Canterbury.

The diocese was formed on 23 January 1914 from part of the Diocese of Norwich and the Diocese of Ely.[2]

Though the diocesan offices, the bishops' offices and residences are all in Ipswich – only the cathedral (and its offices) are in Bury St Edmunds – the diocese is nonetheless often referred to as St Edmundsbury diocese.[3] Both the diocese[4] and the diocesan bishop[5] are commonly called "(St) Eds and Ips."

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  1. ^ Ipswich archdeaconry still exists As of 2012 pending an archidiaconal reorganisation which will split its current territory between the two remaining archdeaconries;[1] no such scheme can go forward until a new diocesan bishop is in post.


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Coordinates: 52°14′38″N 0°43′00″E / 52.2439°N 0.7168°E / 52.2439; 0.7168