Alan Winton

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The Right Reverend
Alan Winton
Bishop of Thetford
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
In office 2009–present
Predecessor David Atkinson
Ordination 1991
Consecration 29 September 2009[1]
Personal details
Born (1958-09-04) 4 September 1958 (age 58)
south London[2]
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence The Red House, Stoke Holy Cross
Spouse Pippa[3]
Children 2 adult daughters: Sarah & Tasha[3]
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, and gaining his PhD from that university in 1987, Winton trained for ministry at Lincoln Theological College and was ordained a deacon in 1991.[4] His first post was as a Curate in Southgate, in the Diocese of London.[7][8] 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;[9] during the latter part of that appointment, from 2007 til 2009, he was also an honorary canon of St Albans Abbey.[4]

Winton is married with two children.[3]



  1. ^ Peter Owen — Vacant Suffragan Sees
  2. ^ Diocese of Norwich — Bishop of Thetford biography
  3. ^ a b c Official announcement
  4. ^ a b c 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. ^ Norwich Cathedral website
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  9. ^ St Albans Anglican
Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Atkinson
Bishop of Thetford