List of bishops in the Church of England

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The active bishops of the Church of England are usually either diocesan bishops or suffragan bishops.

Diocesan bishops[edit]

Lords Spiritual with ex officio seniority[edit]

# Bishop Person Date of birth & age Election confirmed[i] Consecrated[ii] Introduced[iii]
1 The Archbishop of Canterbury Welby, JustinJustin Welby[1][iv] (1956-01-06) 6 January 1956 (age 58) 4 February 2013[3] 28 October 2011[5] 26 February 2013[6]
2 The Archbishop of York Sentamu, JohnJohn Sentamu[v] (1949-06-10) 10 June 1949 (age 65) 5 October 2005[7] 25 September 1996[8] 25 January 2006[9]
3 The Bishop of London Chartres, RichardRichard Chartres[vi] (1947-07-11) 11 July 1947 (age 67) November 1995[10] 22 May 1992 22 January 1996[11]
4 The Bishop of Durham Butler, PaulPaul Butler[vii] (1955-09-18) 18 September 1955 (age 58)[13] 20 January 2014[12] 24 June 2004 3 March 2014[14]
5 The Bishop of Winchester
(also Bishop for Higher and Further Education)[15]
Dakin, TimTim Dakin[16][viii] (1958-02-06) 6 February 1958 (age 56) 20 December 2011[17] 25 January 2012[18][19] 26 March 2012[20]

Lords Spiritual with seniority of service[edit]

# Bishop Person Date of birth & age Election confirmed[i] Consecrated[ii] Introduced[iii]
6 The Bishop of Chester Forster, PeterPeter Forster (1950-03-16) 16 March 1950 (age 64) 1996 13 November 1996 14 November 2001[21]
7 The Bishop of Newcastle Wharton, MartinMartin Wharton[A] (1944-08-04) 4 August 1944 (age 69) 1997 1992 5 February 2003[23]
8 The Bishop of Leicester Stevens, TimTim Stevens (1946-12-31) 31 December 1946 (age 67) 1999[24] 1995 3 December 2003[25]
9 The Bishop of Norwich James, GrahamGraham James (1951-01-19) 19 January 1951 (age 63) 1999 1993 17 March 2004[26]
10 The Bishop of Bristol Hill, MikeMike Hill (1949-04-17) 17 April 1949 (age 65) 2003 1998 16 July 2009[27]
11 The Bishop of Lichfield Gledhill, JonathanJonathan Gledhill (1949-02-14) 14 February 1949 (age 65) 2003 1996 3 November 2009[28]
12 The Bishop of Gloucester Perham, MichaelMichael Perham[B] (1947-11-08) 8 November 1947 (age 66) 2004 May 2004 1 December 2009[31]
13 The Bishop of Derby Redfern, AlastairAlastair Redfern (1948-09-01) 1 September 1948 (age 65) 2005 1997 15 June 2010[32]
14 The Bishop of Birmingham Urquhart, DavidDavid Urquhart (1952-04-14) 14 April 1952 (age 62) 2006 2000 26 October 2010[33]
15 The Bishop of Oxford Pritchard, JohnJohn Pritchard[C] (1948-04-22) 22 April 1948 (age 66)[35] 2007 January 2002 25 November 2010[36]
16 The Bishop of Worcester Inge, JohnJohn Inge (1955-02-26) 26 February 1955 (age 59) 2008 9 October 2003 25 June 2012[37]
17 The Bishop of Coventry Cocksworth, ChristopherChristopher Cocksworth (1959-01-12) 12 January 1959 (age 55) 2008 3 July 2008 15 January 2013[38]
18 The Bishop of Truro Thornton, TimTim Thornton (1957-04-14) 14 April 1957 (age 57) 2009 2001 22 April 2013[39]
19 The Bishop of Sheffield Croft, StevenSteven Croft (1957-05-29) 29 May 1957 (age 57) 2008 25 January 2009 14 October 2013[40]
20 The Bishop of St Albans Smith, AlanAlan Smith (1957-02-14) 14 February 1957 (age 57) 31 March 2009[41] 2001 4 November 2013[42]
21 The Bishop of Carlisle
(Lead Bishop on Healthcare Issues)[43]
Newcome, JamesJames Newcome (1953-07-24) 24 July 1953 (age 61) 2009 2002 23 October 2013[44]
22 The Bishop of Peterborough Allister, DonaldDonald Allister (1952-08-27) 27 August 1952 (age 61) 2010 25 March 2010 4 February 2014[45]
23 The Bishop of Portsmouth Foster, ChristopherChristopher Foster[46] (1953-11-07) 7 November 1953 (age 60) 2010 2001 6 February 2014[47]
24 The Bishop of Chelmsford Cottrell, StephenStephen Cottrell (1958-08-31) 31 August 1958 (age 55) 6 October 2010[48] 4 May 2004 25 March 2014[49]
25 The Bishop of Rochester
(also Bishop to HM Prisons)[50]
Langstaff, JamesJames Langstaff[51] (1956-06-07) 7 June 1956 (age 58) 2010 21 June 2004 1 April 2014[52]
26 The Bishop of Ely Conway, StephenStephen Conway (1957-12-22) 22 December 1957 (age 56) 6 December 2010[53] 22 June 2006 7 July 2014[54]

Other diocesan bishops[edit]

# Bishop Person Date of birth & age Election confirmed[i] Consecrated[ii]
26a[ix] The Bishop at Lambeth,
Bishop to the Forces and
Bishop for the Falkland Islands[55]
Stock, NigelNigel Stock[56] (1950-01-29) 29 January 1950 (age 64) 20 October 2013Not elected 2000
26b[x] The Bishop of Sodor and Man Paterson, RobertRobert Paterson (1949-02-27) 27 February 1949 (age 65) 18 April 2008Not elected[57] 25 April 2008
27 The Bishop of Southwark
(also Bishop for Urban Life and Faith)
Chessun, ChristopherChristopher Chessun (1956-08-05) 5 August 1956 (age 57) 17 January 2011[58] 21 April 2005
28 The Bishop of Salisbury
(also Chair of the CMDDP)[59]
Holtam, NickNick Holtam (1954-08-08) 8 August 1954 (age 59) 21 July 2011[60] 22 July 2011[61]
29 The Bishop of Lincoln Lowson, ChristopherChristopher Lowson (1953-02-03) 3 February 1953 (age 61) 2011 21 September 2011[62]
30 The Bishop of Chichester Warner, MartinMartin Warner (1958-12-24) 24 December 1958 (age 55) 2 July 2012[63] 26 January 2010[64]
31 The Bishop of Blackburn Henderson, JulianJulian Henderson (1954-07-23) 23 July 1954 (age 60)[65] 30 September 2013[66] 10 October 2013[67]
32 The Bishop of Manchester
(Lead bishop for Religious Communities)[68]
Walker, DavidDavid Walker (1957-05-30) 30 May 1957 (age 57) 7 October 2013[69] 2000
33 The Bishop of Bath and Wells Hancock, PeterPeter Hancock (1955-07-26) 26 July 1955 (age 58) 4 March 2014[70] 21 September 2010[71]
34 The Bishop of Exeter Atwell, RobertRobert Atwell (1954-08-03) 3 August 1954 (age 59) 30 April 2014[60][xi] 24 June 2008[73]
35a The Bishop of Leeds Baines, NickNick Baines[xii] (1957-11-13) 13 November 1957 (age 56) 8 June 2014[75] 8 May 2003
35b[x] The Bishop in Europe Innes, RobRob Innes 1959 (age 54–55)[76] 20 July 2014Not elected[77] 20 July 2014[77]
36 The Bishop of Liverpool Bayes, PaulPaul Bayes (1953-11-02) 2 November 1953 (age 60) 23 July 2014[78] 21 September 2010[79][79]
37 The Bishop-designate of Hereford
(The Bishop of Hull)
Frith, RichardRichard Frith[xiii] (1949-04-08) 8 April 1949 (age 65) 2014 (announced)[80] 1998
38 The Bishop of Guildford ZxVacant since 29 September 2013 (2038-01-15) January 15, 2038 (age -24) 15 January 2038 15 January 2038
39 The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich ZyVacant since 20 October 2013 (2038-01-16) January 16, 2038 (age -24) 16 January 2038 16 January 2038
40 The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham ZzVacant since 20 January 2014 (2038-01-17) January 17, 2038 (age -24) 17 January 2038 17 January 2038

Acting diocesan bishops[edit]

nb: acting diocesan bishops, properly called episcopal commissaries, are referred to by a wide variety of informal titles. For simplicity, this article refers only to the acting Bishop of Somewhere.
Acting bishop Person Date of birth & age Acting since Consecration[ii]
Acting Bishop of Hereford[81]
(The Bishop suffragan of Ludlow)
Magowan, AlistairAlistair Magowan (1955-02-10) 10 February 1955 (age 59) 24 September 2013 29 September 2009[82]
Acting Bishop of Guildford[83]
(The Bishop suffragan of Dorking)
Brackley, IanIan Brackley (1947-12-13) 13 December 1947 (age 66) 29 September 2013 1996
Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
(The Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon)
Thomson, DavidDavid Thomson[xiii] (1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 62) 20 October 2013[84] 3 July 2008[85]
Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham[86] Inwood, RichardRichard Inwood (1946-03-04) 4 March 1946 (age 68) 9 April 2014 7 March 2003

Suffragan bishops[edit]

# Diocese Bishop Person Date of birth & age Took office[xiv] Consecrated[ii]
1 Canterbury The Bishop of Dover Willmott, TrevorTrevor Willmott (1950-03-29) 29 March 1950 (age 64) 6 February 2010 (installed) 2002
2 Guildford The Bishop of Dorking,
acting Bishop of Guildford
Brackley, IanIan Brackley (1947-12-13) 13 December 1947 (age 66) 1996 (consecrated) 1996
3 York The Bishop of Hull
(Bishop-designate of Hereford)
Frith, RichardRichard Frith[xiii] (1949-04-08) 8 April 1949 (age 65) 1998 (consecrated) 1998
4 London The area Bishop of Edmonton Wheatley, PeterPeter Wheatley[D] (1947-09-07) 7 September 1947 (age 66) March 1999 (consecrated) March 1999
5 Oxford The area Bishop of Dorchester Fletcher, ColinColin Fletcher[xiii] (1950-11-17) 17 November 1950 (age 63) October 2000 (consecrated) October 2000
6[xv] Leicester The Assistant Bishop of Leicester Boyle, ChristopherChristopher Boyle (1951-11-08) 8 November 1951 (age 62) 2009 (translated)[88] 2001
7 London The area Bishop of Willesden[xiii] Broadbent, PetePete Broadbent (1952-07-31) 31 July 1952 (age 61) 2001 (consecrated) 2001
8[xv] Newcastle The Assistant Bishop of Newcastle White, FrankFrank White (1949-05-26) 26 May 1949 (age 65) 2010 (translated) 2002
9 Rochester The Bishop of Tonbridge Castle, BrianBrian Castle (1949-09-07) 7 September 1949 (age 64) 2002 (consecrated) 2002
10 Southwark The area Bishop of Kingston Cheetham, RichardRichard Cheetham (1955-08-18) 18 August 1955 (age 58) 17 October 2002 (consecrated) 17 October 2002[89]
11 Europe The Suffragan Bishop in Europe Hamid, DavidDavid Hamid (1955-06-18) 18 June 1955 (age 59) 17 October 2002 (consecrated) 17 October 2002[90]
12 Leeds The Bishop of Pontefract,
area bishop for Wakefield and
interim area bishop for Huddersfield[xvi]
Robinson, TonyTony Robinson (1956-04-25) 25 April 1956 (age 58) 6 December 2002 (consecrated) 6 December 2002
13 Oxford The area Bishop of Buckingham Wilson, AlanAlan Wilson (1955-03-27) 27 March 1955 (age 59) 9 October 2003 (consecrated) 9 October 2003
14 Leeds The Bishop of Knaresborough,
area bishop for Ripon[xvii]
Bell, JamesJames Bell[xiii] (1950-11-20) 20 November 1950 (age 63) 2 March 2004 (consecrated) 2 March 2004
15 Coventry The Bishop of Warwick Stroyan, JohnJohn Stroyan (1955-05-05) 5 May 1955 (age 59) 21 April 2005 (consecrated) 21 April 2005
16 Bristol The Bishop of Swindon Rayfield, LeeLee Rayfield (1955-09-30) 30 September 1955 (age 58) 8 June 2005 (consecrated) 8 June 2005
17 Southwell & Nottingham The Bishop of Sherwood Porter, TonyTony Porter (1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 62) 21 March 2006 (consecrated) 21 March 2006
18 Blackburn The Bishop of Lancaster Pearson, GeoffGeoff Pearson (1951-07-18) 18 July 1951 (age 63) 2 November 2006 (consecrated) 2 November 2006[91]
19 Bath & Wells The Bishop of Taunton Maurice, PeterPeter Maurice (1951-04-16) 16 April 1951 (age 63) 7 December 2006 (consecrated) 7 December 2006[92]
20 Chester The Bishop of Birkenhead Sinclair, KeithKeith Sinclair (1952-12-03) 3 December 1952 (age 61) 8 March 2007 (consecrated) 8 March 2007[93]
21 Lichfield The area Bishop of Wolverhampton Gregory, CliveClive Gregory (1961-11-25) 25 November 1961 (age 52) 19 April 2007 (consecrated) 19 April 2007[94]
22 Derby The Bishop of Repton Southern, HumphreyHumphrey Southern (1960-09-17) 17 September 1960 (age 53) 31 May 2007 (consecrated) 31 May 2007[95]
23 Durham The Bishop of Jarrow Bryant, MarkMark Bryant (1949-10-08) 8 October 1949 (age 64) 13 September 2007 (consecrated) 13 September 2007
24 Oxford The area Bishop of Reading Proud, AndrewAndrew Proud (1954-03-27) 27 March 1954 (age 60) 2011 (translated)[96] 2007[97]
25a Manchester The Bishop of Middleton Davies, MarkMark Davies (1962-05-12) 12 May 1962 (age 52) 25 April 2008 (consecrated) 25 April 2008[98]
25b Manchester The Bishop of Bolton Edmondson, ChrisChris Edmondson (1950-06-25) 25 June 1950 (age 64) 25 April 2008 (consecrated) 25 April 2008[98]
27 Ely The Bishop of Huntingdon &
Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Thomson, DavidDavid Thomson[xiii][xviii] (1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 62) 3 July 2008 (consecrated) 3 July 2008[85]
28 Birmingham The Bishop of Aston Watson, AndrewAndrew Watson (1961-07-16) 16 July 1961 (age 53) 28 October 2008 (consecrated) 28 October 2008[100]
29 London The area Bishop of Kensington Williams, PaulPaul Williams (1968-01-16) 16 January 1968 (age 46) 25 March 2009 (consecrated) 25 March 2009[101]
30 Salisbury The Bishop of Sherborne Kings, GrahamGraham Kings (1953-10-10) 10 October 1953 (age 60) 24 June 2009 (consecrated) 24 June 2009[82]
31 Chichester The area Bishop of Horsham Sowerby, MarkMark Sowerby (1963-10-28) 28 October 1963 (age 50) 25 July 2009 (consecrated) 25 July 2009[82]
32a Hereford The Bishop of Ludlow,
acting Bishop of Hereford
Magowan, AlistairAlistair Magowan (1955-02-10) 10 February 1955 (age 59) 29 September 2009 (consecrated) 29 September 2009[82]
32b Norwich The Bishop of Thetford Winton, AlanAlan Winton (1958-09-04) 4 September 1958 (age 55) 29 September 2009 (consecrated) 29 September 2009[82]
34 Lichfield The area Bishop of Shrewsbury Rylands, MarkMark Rylands (1961-07-11) 11 July 1961 (age 53) 28 October 2009 (consecrated) 28 October 2009[102]
35 Liverpool The Bishop of Warrington Blackburn, RichardRichard Blackburn (1952-01-22) 22 January 1952 (age 62) 3 November 2009 (consecrated) 3 November 2009[82]
36 Lichfield The area Bishop of Stafford Annas, GeoffGeoff Annas (1953-11-29) 29 November 1953 (age 60) 21 September 2010 (consecrated) 21 September 2010[103]
37 Winchester The Bishop of Southampton Frost, JonathanJonathan Frost (1964-09-26) 26 September 1964 (age 49) 30 November 2010 (consecrated) 30 November 2010[104]
38a Peterborough The Bishop of Brixworth Holbrook, JohnJohn Holbrook (1962-06-14) 14 June 1962 (age 52) 2 June 2011 (consecrated) 2 June 2011[105]
38b Norwich The Bishop of Lynn Meyrick, JonathanJonathan Meyrick[xiii] (1953-04-23) 23 April 1953 (age 61) 2 June 2011 (consecrated) 2 June 2011[106]
40a London AEO The Bishop of Fulham Baker, JonathanJonathan Baker (1966-10-06) 6 October 1966 (age 47) 13 February 2013 (translated)[107][108] 16 June 2011
40b Canterbury PEV The Bishop of Richborough Banks, NormanNorman Banks (1954-04-04) 4 April 1954 (age 60) 16 June 2011 (consecrated) 16 June 2011
42 London The area Bishop of Stepney Newman, AdrianAdrian Newman (1958-12-21) 21 December 1958 (age 55) 22 July 2011 (consecrated) 22 July 2011[109]
43 Carlisle The Bishop of Penrith Freeman, RobertRobert Freeman[110] (1952-10-26) 26 October 1952 (age 61) 28 October 2011 (consecrated) 28 October 2011[5]
44 Chelmsford The area Bishop of Bradwell Wraw, JohnJohn Wraw[111] (1959-02-04) 4 February 1959 (age 55) 25 January 2012 (consecrated) 25 January 2012[112]
45 Sheffield The Bishop of Doncaster Burrows, PeterPeter Burrows (1955-05-27) 27 May 1955 (age 59) 2 February 2012 (consecrated) 2 February 2012
46a Southwark The area Bishop of Croydon Clark, JonathanJonathan Clark[113] (1961-02-13) 13 February 1961 (age 53) 21 March 2012 (consecrated) 21 March 2012[113]
46b Southwark The area Bishop of Woolwich Ipgrave, MichaelMichael Ipgrave[113] (1958-04-18) 18 April 1958 (age 56) 21 March 2012 (consecrated) 21 March 2012[113]
48 St Albans The Bishop of Bedford Atkinson, RichardRichard Atkinson[114] (1958-12-17) 17 December 1958 (age 55)[115] 17 May 2012 (consecrated) 17 May 2012[116]
49 Salisbury The Bishop of Ramsbury Condry, EdEd Condry[117] (1953-04-25) 25 April 1953 (age 61)[118] 21 September 2012 (consecrated) 21 September 2012[119]
50 Exeter The Bishop of Crediton McKinnel, NickNick McKinnel[120] (1954-08-19) 19 August 1954 (age 59) 30 November 2012 (consecrated) 30 November 2012[121]
51 York PEV The Bishop of Beverley Webster, GlynGlyn Webster[122] (1951-06-03) 3 June 1951 (age 63) 25 January 2013 (consecrated) 25 January 2013[123]
52 Truro The Bishop of St Germans Goldsmith, ChrisChris Goldsmith[124] 1954 (age 59–60)[125] 14 May 2013 (consecrated) 14 May 2013[126]
53a Canterbury PEV The Bishop of Ebbsfleet Goodall, JonathanJonathan Goodall[127] 1961 (age 52–53)[128] 25 September 2013 (consecrated) 25 September 2013
53b Gloucester The Bishop of Tewkesbury Snow, MartynMartyn Snow[129] 1968 (age 45–46)[130] 25 September 2013 (consecrated) 25 September 2013
55a Worcester The Bishop of Dudley Usher, GrahamGraham Usher[131] 1970 (age 43–44)[132] 25 March 2014 (consecrated) 25 March 2014[133]
55b Leeds The acting area bishop for Bradford Butler, TomTom Butler[xix] (1940-03-05) 5 March 1940 (age 74) 20 April 2014 (Acting) 1985
56 Chichester The area Bishop of Lewes Jackson, RichardRichard Jackson[135] 1961 (age 52–53)[136] 14 May 2014 (consecrated) 14 May 2014[135]
57a York The Bishop of Whitby Ferguson, PaulPaul Ferguson[137] (1955-07-13) 13 July 1955 (age 59)[138] 3 July 2014 (consecrated) 3 July 2014[137]
57b York The Bishop of Selby Thomson, JohnJohn Thomson[137] 1959 (age 54–55)[139] 3 July 2014 (consecrated) 3 July 2014[137]
59a Lincoln The Bishop of Grimsby Court, DavidDavid Court[140] 1958 (age 55–56)[141] 25 July 2014 25 July 2014[140]
59b Chelmsford The area Bishop of Barking Hill, PeterPeter Hill[142] (1950-02-04) 4 February 1950 (age 64)[143] 25 July 2014 25 July 2014[142]
59c Chelmsford The area Bishop of Colchester Morris, RogerRoger Morris[144] (1968-07-18) 18 July 1968 (age 46)[145] 25 July 2014 25 July 2014[144]
62 Winchester The Bishop-designate of Basingstoke Williams, DavidDavid Williams[146] 1961 (age 52–53)[147] 19 September 2014 19 September 2014 (announced)[146]
63 St Edmundsbury & Ipswich The Bishop of Dunwich ZtVacant since 12 May 2013[xx] (2038-01-11) January 11, 2038 (age -24) 11 January 2038 11 January 2038
64 Exeter The Bishop of Plymouth ZuVacant since 6 December 2013 (2038-01-12) January 12, 2038 (age -24) 12 January 2038 12 January 2038
65 Leeds The area Bishop of Bradford ZvVacant since creation (20 April 2014) (2038-01-13) January 13, 2038 (age -24) 13 January 2038 13 January 2038
66 Leeds The area Bishop of Huddersfield ZwVacant since creation (20 April 2014) (2038-01-14) January 14, 2038 (age -24) 14 January 2038 14 January 2038
67 Chester The Bishop of Stockport ZxVacant since 30 April 2014 (2038-01-15) January 15, 2038 (age -24) 15 January 2038 15 January 2038
68 Blackburn The Bishop of Burnley ZyVacant since 19 July 2014 (2038-01-16) January 16, 2038 (age -24) 16 January 2038 16 January 2038
69 St Albans The Bishop of Hertford ZzVacant since 23 July 2014 (2038-01-17) January 17, 2038 (age -24) 17 January 2038 17 January 2038

House of Bishops[edit]

The membership of the General Synod's House of Bishops is:[149]

  • All 42 bishops diocesan (or as many as are in post)
  • The Bishop suffragan of Dover (Trevor Willmott)
  • 7 bishops suffragan (4 from Canterbury province; 3 from York) elected by and from among all the bishops suffragan:
  1. The area Bishop of Willesden (Pete Broadbent; since 2001)
  2. The Bishop suffragan of Hull, Bishop-designate of Hereford (Richard Frith; since 2009)
  3. The area Bishop of Dorchester (Colin Fletcher; since 2010)
  4. The Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough, area bishop for Ripon (James Bell; since 2012)
  5. The Bishop suffragan of Lynn (Jonathan Meyrick; since 2013)
  6. The Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon, Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (David Thomson; since 2013)
  7. One York vacancy, since John Goddard's retirement on 19 July 2014.

Acting diocesan bishops (commissaries) also attend but do not vote (unless they happen to hold a vote as an elected representative suffragan) at meetings of the House.[150]

Additionally, eight women, each elected by and from the female "senior priests" of one region, attend meetings of the House of Bishops:[151]

  1. Vivienne Faull, Dean of York (North East region)
  2. Annette Cooper, Archdeacon of Colchester (East Anglia region)
  3. Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney (South East region)
  4. Nicola Sullivan, Archdeacon of Wells (South West region)
  5. Christine Wilson, Archdeacon of Chesterfield (East Midlands region)
  6. Joanne Grenfell, Archdeacon of Portsdown (South and Central region)
  7. Jane Tillier, Diocesan Adviser for Women in Ministry, Diocese of Lichfield (West Midlands region)
  8. Libby Lane, Dean of Women in Ministry, Diocese of Chester (North West region)

Scheduled CNC meetings[edit]

The following meetings of the Crown Nominations Commission have been announced for 2013 and 2014:[152][153]

See First meeting Second meeting Announcement Election confirmed
Blackburn 10 January 2013 30 & 31 January 2013 1 March 2013 30 September 2013
Manchester 11 March 19 & 20 April 5 June 7 October
Durham 8 May 6 & 7 June 12 September 2013 20 January 2014
Bath and Wells 18 July 3 & 4 October 10 December 2013 4 March 2014
Exeter 18 October 6 & 7 November 2013 21 January 2014 30 April
Leeds[154] 12 November 2013 9 & 10 January 2014 4 February 8 June
Europe 6 February 2014 10 & 11 March 6 May 20 July (commissioning)
Liverpool 6 March 1 & 2 April 7 May 23 July
Hereford 22 January
1 May[155]
25 & 26 February
6 June[155]
16 July TBA
Guildford 11 June 21 & 22 July c. September 2014 (expected) TBA
Eds & Ips 11 September 15 & 16 October c. December 2014 (expected) TBA
Southwell & Nottingham 3 November 2014 2 & 3 December 2014 c. February 2015 (expected) TBA
Gloucester 8 January 2015 19 & 20 February 2015 c. April 2015 (expected) TBA
Oxford 14 April 11–12 May c. June 2015 (expected) TBA
Newcastle 23 June 23–24 July c. September 2015 (expected) TBA
TBA 11 September 8–9 October c. December 2015 (expected) TBA
TBA 27 October 3–4 November 2015 c. January 2016 (expected) TBA
TBA 9 December 2015 20–21 January 2016 c. March 2016 (expected) TBA

See also[edit]

Retirements[edit]

  1. ^ It has been announced that Wharton is to retire on or around his 70th birthday (4 August 2014); in the ensuing vacancy, the Assistant Bishop of Newcastle will also be acting bishop.[22]
  2. ^ It has been announced that Perham is to retire on 21 November 2014.[29][30]
  3. ^ It has been announced that Pritchard is to retire on 31 October 2014; the Bishop suffragan of Dorchester will be acting diocesan bishop during the vacancy in see.[34]
  4. ^ Wheatley has announced that he is to retire before the end of 2014.[87]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The date the person's election to their current see was confirmed.
  2. ^ a b c d e The date the person was consecrated as an Anglican bishop.
  3. ^ a b The date(s) the person was introduced in the House of Lords.
  4. ^ Welby was translated to Canterbury upon the confirmation of his election (at which point he became the bishop diocesan proper)[2] on 4 February.[3] His installation at Canterbury Cathedral duly occurred on 21 March 2013[4]
  5. ^ Sentamu was translated to York upon the confirmation of his election at St Mary-le-Bow, London on 5 October 2005.[7]
  6. ^ Chartres was translated to London upon the confirmation of his election in November 1995.[10]
  7. ^ Butler was translated to Durham upon the confirmation of his election at York Minster on 20 January 2014.[12]
  8. ^ Dakin became Lord Bishop of Winchester upon the confirmation of his election on 20 December 2011.[17]
  9. ^ The Bishop of Lambeth is not a diocesan bishop (he cannot join the Lords), but ranks highly as chief of staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
  10. ^ a b The Bishops of Sodor and Man and in Europe are ineligible for seats in the House of Lords; the Bishop of Sodor and Man is, however, ex officio a member of the Manx Legislative Council.
  11. ^ Atwell was elected at Exeter on 27 February[72] and translated to Exeter upon the confirmation of his election.
  12. ^ Baines became acting diocesan and area bishop for Leeds on 22 April 2014,[74] then became diocesan and area Bishop of Leeds proper upon the confirmation of his election on 8 June.[75]
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Elected suffragan member of the House of Bishops.
  14. ^ The date the person took up office in their current suffragan role; for suffragans in their first see, this date is the same as their consecration.
  15. ^ a b The Assistant Bishops of Newcastle and of Leicester are suffragan bishops only in practice. They are officially stipendiary assistant bishops.
  16. ^ From the creation of the new Leeds diocese on 20 April 2014, the Bishop suffragan of Pontefract became area bishop in Wakefield and interim area bishop in Huddersfield;[74] no announcement has been made as to when the see shall be transferred by Order in Council.
  17. ^ From the creation of the new Leeds diocese on 20 April 2014, the Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough became area bishop in Ripon;[74] no announcement has been made as to when the see shall be transferred by Order in Council.
  18. ^ Thomson is commissioned full-time Acting Bishop of Eds & Ips, between the resignation of Nigel Stock in October 2013 and the confirmation of a new diocesan bishop. Thomson remains Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon throughout his additional appointment.[99][84]
  19. ^ Butler became "mentor bishop" for the new Diocese of Leeds and interim area bishop in Bradford upon the new diocese's creation on 20 April 2014.[134]
  20. ^ The suffragan see of Dunwich is not expected to be filled until the next Bishop diocesan of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is in post.[148]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Durham" (Press release). Number10.gov.uk. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter Owen – Choosing Bishops
  3. ^ a b Canterbury Cathedral – Welby announced as 105th Archbishop
  4. ^ "Diocese welcomes announcement of 105th Archbishop" (Press release). Diocese of Canterbury. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Consecrations of the Bishops of Durham and Penrith" (Press release). Dioceseofyork.org.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "26 February 2013". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (UK: House of Lords). col. 951. 
  7. ^ a b Church of England – Sentamu: Confirmation as Archbishop of York (Accessed 15 July 2013)
  8. ^ Archbishop of York – Biography (Accessed 8 November 2013)
  9. ^ "25 January 2006". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (UK: House of Lords). col. 1175. 
  10. ^ a b Gresham College – Dr Richard Chartres (Accessed 15 July 2013)
  11. ^ "22 January 1996". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (UK: House of Lords). col. 795. 
  12. ^ a b Archbishop of York – Bishop of Durham Election Confirmed (Accessed 20 January 2014)
  13. ^ "The Rt Rev the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham". Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "3 March 2014". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (UK: House of Lords). col. 1095. 
  15. ^ Church of England Higher Education Bulletin – May 2013
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