Martin Warner (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
Martin Warner
Bishop of Chichester
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Chichester
Elected 2 July 2012 (confirmed)[2]
Installed 25 November 2012[3]
Predecessor John Hind
Other posts Bishop of Whitby
Ordination c. 1984
Consecration 26 January 2010[1]
Personal details
Born (1958-12-24) 24 December 1958 (age 55)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater University of Durham

Martin Clive Warner (born 24 December 1958[4]) is an Anglican bishop in England. He is currently the Bishop of Chichester.

Education and ordained ministry[edit]

Warner studied at St Chad's College, University of Durham in the 1970s and then trained for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford, later earning a PhD in Durham. He was the Canon Pastor at St Paul’s Cathedral from 2003 to 2008 and then Canon Treasurer there until 2009.[5]

Warner was consecrated as a bishop in the Church of England at York Minster on 26 January 2010[1] and then welcomed on 30 January 2010 at St Hilda's Church, Whitby.[6] He suffered a cardiac arrest on 23 August 2010 while on holiday in Florence,[7] but has since returned to work.[8] From 2008 to 2011, Warner wrote the weekly "Sunday's Readings" column for the Church Times.

On 3 May 2012, Warner's appointment as the next diocesan Bishop of Chichester was announced,[9] his election was confirmed on 2 July[2] and his enthronement took place in Chichester Cathedral on 25 November.[3]

On 20 November 2012, Warner was one of three diocesan bishops in the General Synod who voted against a motion to allow the ordination of women as bishops in the Church of England.[10] His position on the issue has been criticised by some local clergy and parishioners across the Chichester diocese.[11]



  • Martin Warner Esq (1958–1984)
  • The Revd Martin Warner (1984–2000)
  • The Revd Canon Martin Warner (2000–2010)
  • The Rt Revd Martin Warner (2010–present)


Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Hind
Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by