Alan Winton

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The Rt Revd
Alan Winton
PhD BA[1]
Bishop of Thetford
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
Predecessor David Atkinson
Ordination 1991
Consecration 29 September 2009[2]
Personal details
Born (1958-09-04) 4 September 1958 (age 56)
South London[3]
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence The Red House, Stoke Holy Cross
Spouse Pippa[1]
Children 2 adult daughters: Sarah & Tasha[1]
Alma mater Sheffield University

Alan Peter Winton (born 4 September 1958)[4] is the Bishop of Thetford in the Church of England.[5][6]

Educated at Sheffield University, he was ordained in 1991. His first post was as a Curate in Southgate[disambiguation needed].[7] Later he was Priest in charge of St Paul's Walden, then CME Officer for the St Albans Diocese. Finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) he was Rector of Welwyn.[8]

Winton is married with two children.[1]


  • Alan Winton Esq (1958–1991)
  • The Revd Alan Winton (1991–canon)
  • The Revd Canon Alan Winton (canon–2009)
  • The Rt Revd Alan Winton (2009–present)


  1. ^ a b c d Official announcement
  2. ^ Peter Owen — Vacant Suffragan Sees
  3. ^ Diocese of Norwich — Bishop of Thetford biography
  4. ^ Who's Who 2012 – THETFORD, Bishop Suffragan of
  5. ^ Thetford and Brandon Times
  6. ^ Daily Telegraph “Appointments in the clergy” p32 Issue no 47,931 (dated Friday 9 July 2009)
  7. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  8. ^ St Albans Anglican
Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Atkinson
Bishop of Thetford