Tony Porter

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The Rt Revd
Tony Porter
MA(Oxon)[1]
Bishop of Sherwood
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
Predecessor Rt Revd Alan Morgan
Orders
Ordination c. 1977
Consecration 21 March 2006
Personal details
Born (1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 62)
RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Lucille[2]
Children Sarah, Richard, Jennifer and David[2]
Occupation Author
Alma mater Hertford College, Oxford

The Rt. Rev. Anthony Porter (known as Tony; born 10 February 1952) is the suffragan Bishop of Sherwood in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.

Early life and education[edit]

Porter was born at RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire on 10 February 1952. He was one of four children of a building society manager.[2] Porter went to school at Gravesend Grammar School and university at Hertford College, Oxford before training for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

Career[edit]

From 1977–1980, Porter served his first curacy at Edgware Parish Church in the Diocese of London, and from 1980–1983 was curate at St. Mary's Haughton Green in the Diocese of Manchester. From 1983–1987, he was priest in charge of Christ Church, Bacup, Lancashire, and was made vicar of that congregation in 1987.

In 1991, he was made rector of Holy Trinity Platt Church, Rusholme, Manchester. During his time in Manchester, he was also chaplain to both Manchester City F.C. and Greater Manchester Police, and became Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral in 2004.

On 4 November 2005, it was announced that Porter would be raised to the episcopate as Bishop of Sherwood in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.[1] He was consecrated on 21 March 2006 in York Minster by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.[3] Porter was Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham from the translation of Paul Butler to Durham on 20 January[4] until he relinquished the additional role due to ill health on 9 April 2014.[5]

Besides his clerical posts, Porter has also written several books.[2]

Marriage and family[edit]

Porter is married to Lucille, a part-time I.T. tutor, and they have two sons and two daughters: Sarah, Richard, Jennifer and David.[2] Porter enjoys sport, having played cricket and hockey for many years.[1]

Styles[edit]

  • Tony Porter Esq (1952–c1977)
  • The Revd Tony Porter (c1977–2004)
  • The Revd Canon Tony Porter (2004–2006)
  • The Rt Revd Tony Porter (2006–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Official notification of appointment
  2. ^ a b c d e Southwell Diocese Press Release — City focus for new Bishop of Sherwood
  3. ^ Diocese of Southwell — The Bishop of Sherwood (cached)
  4. ^ Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham – Bishops (Archived, 2 January 2014) (Accessed 10 April 2014)
  5. ^ Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham – Bishop Richard Inwood takes temporary charge (Accessed 10 April 2014)

External links[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alan Morgan
Bishop of Sherwood
2006–present
Incumbent