Geoffrey Turner (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
Geoffrey Turner
Bishop of Stockport
Diocese Diocese of Chester
In office 1994–2000
Predecessor Frank Sargeant
Successor Nigel Stock
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Chester (2002–present)
Archdeacon of Chester (1993–1994)
Ordination 1963 (deacon); 1964 (priest)
Consecration 1994
Personal details
Born (1934-03-16) 16 March 1934 (age 81)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Ernest and Winifred Martin
Spouse Gillian Chope (m. 1959)
Children 2 sons; 1 daughter
Alma mater Sandhurst

Geoffrey Martin Turner (born 16 March 1934) is a retired bishop of the Church of England. He was the sixth Suffragan Bishop of Stockport.[1]

Turner was educated at Bideford Grammar School, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oak Hill Theological College.[2] Ordained in 1963, he was a curate in Tonbridge and then Vicar of St Peter's Derby.[3] He was then Rural Dean of Wirral until his ordination to the episcopate in 1994. He resigned in 2000[4] and in retirement is an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Chester.


  1. ^ Crockfords On line- accessed Thursday 18 September 2008, 22:37
  2. ^ "Turner, Rt Rev. Geoffrey Martin", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 4 July 2012
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ Official announcement of retirement
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Frank Sargeant
Bishop of Stockport
Succeeded by
Nigel Stock