|The Rt Revd
|Bishop of Winchester|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Winchester|
|Other posts||Bishop for Higher and Further Education
General Secretary, CMS
|Ordination||1993 (deacon); 1994 (priest)|
|Consecration||25 January 2012|
6 February 1958 |
|Children||Anna and Johnny|
|Alma mater||King's College London
Christ Church, Oxford
Timothy John "Tim" Dakin (born 6 February 1958) was the General Secretary of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) and the South American Missionary Society (SAMS). He is currently the Bishop of Winchester.
Timothy Dakin was born in East Africa, where his parents were church missionaries working in Tanzania and Kenya. He attended kindergarten and primary school at St. Mary's School, Nairobi, Kenya, but was otherwise educated in England, returning to work in East Africa as an adult. He is married to Sally and has two children, Anna and Johnny.
Dakin studied for ordination at King's College London and was ordained deacon in 1993 and priest in 1994. His first appointment was as Principal of the Church Army training college in Nairobi, during which time he was also an assistant curate at All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi. He took up his appointment as General Secretary of CMS in 2000. His appointment as Bishop of Winchester was announced on 6 September 2011 and he took up the role in the first part of 2012, around the time of his 25 January consecration at St Paul's Cathedral. His installation at Winchester Cathedral was on 21 April. He was introduced in the House of Lords on 26 March. In May 2013, Dakin was additionally appointed the Bishop for Higher and Further Education, a national spokesperson role.
In January 2014, it was announced that the Channel Islands would be removed from the oversight of the Bishop of Winchester for the first time for 500 years, after relations between Tim Dakin and the Dean of Jersey broke down over the handling of alleged abuse.
He is a Committee member of the Evangelical Group of the General Synod. In March 2014, it sent an email to its members about the introduction of same sex marriage in England and Wales, saying that the Committee members believed that "appropriate sacramental discipline should apply to those who choose to enter into any sexual relationship other than within marriage between a man and a woman".
- Mr Tim Dakin (1958-1993)
- The Revd Tim Dakin (1993-2000)
- The Revd Canon Tim Dakin (2000-2012)
- The Rt Revd Tim Dakin (2012–present)
- The Rt Revd The Lord Bishop of Winchester (2012–present)
- Number 10 – Diocese of Winchester
- See entry at Crockford Clerical Directory.
- Dicoese of Winchester – The next Bishop of Winchester announced
- "Future Business", House of Lords Business, 21 March 2012.
- Church of England Higher Education Bulletin – May 2013
- "Channel Island church in Winchester split". BBC News. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- "Evangelical Group of the General Synod website". Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- . Thinking Anglicans http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/006482.html. Retrieved 10 March 2014. Missing or empty
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Winchester
|Order of precedence in England and Wales|
The Rt Revd
as Bishop of Durham
as Bishop of Winchester
The Rt Revd
as Bishop of Chester