Tony Robinson (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
Tony Robinson
Bishop of Pontefract,
Area bishop for Wakefield and interim area bishop for Huddersfield[1]
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Leeds (2014–present)
Diocese of Wakefield (2002–2014)
Predecessor Rt Revd Dr David James
Other posts Archdeacon of Pontefract (1997–2002)
Orders
Ordination 1983
Consecration 6 December 2002
Personal details
Born (1956-04-25) 25 April 1956 (age 58)
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence Pontefract House, Wakefield
Spouse Sue (wife)[2]
Children 3: William, Lucy & Matthew[2]
Profession formerly teacher

Anthony William Robinson (known as Tony;[3] born 25 April 1956) is the current Bishop of Pontefract,[3] area bishop for Wakefield and interim area bishop for Huddersfield in the Diocese of Leeds.[1] He was educated at Bedford Modern.[4] After a period of study at Salisbury and Wells Theological College he was ordained in 1983.[5] His career began with a curacy at St Paul’s Tottenham. He was then Rural Dean of North Leicester and finally (before his consecration to the episcopate on 6 December 2002[6]) Archdeacon of Pontefract.[7]

Bishop Tony is also the Patron of Street Angels - Christian Nightlife Initiatives, a post held since 2010.

As of late March 2014 he is the only Bishop in the Church of England to have voted in his diocesan synod against new legislation which could enable women to become bishops.[8] [9]

Styles[edit]

  • Tony Robinson Esq (1956–1983)
  • The Revd Tony Robinson (1983–1994)
  • The Revd Canon Tony Robinson (1994–1997)[2]
  • The Ven Tony Robinson (1997–2002)
  • The Rt Revd Tony Robinson (2002–present)

References[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
David James
Bishop of Pontefract
2002–present
Incumbent