Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury
The Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield, in the Province of Canterbury, England. The title takes its name after the town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire and was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534. The Bishop of Shrewsbury has particular episcopal oversight of the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Salop. The bishops suffragan of Shrewsbury have been area bishops since the Lichfield area scheme was instituted in 1992.
It has been announced that the present Bishop, Mark Rylands is to resign the See in July 2018 to return to parish ministry.
List of bishops
|Anglican Bishops of Shrewsbury|
|1537||1561||Lewis Thomas||Not appointed for diocese of Lichfield, but probably for the diocese of Llandaff.|
|1888||1905||Sir Lovelace Stamer, Bt|
|1980||1987||Leslie Lloyd Rees|
|1987||1994||John Davies||First area bishop from 1992.|
|2001||2009||Alan Smith||Translated to St Albans|
|2009||present||Mark Rylands||Resigning July 2018.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- Diocese of Lichfield — Bishop Mark to bid farewell (Accessed 22 March 2018)
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 288. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
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