Barry Rogerson

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Barry Rogerson
Bishop of Bristol
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Bristol
Term ended2002 (retirement)
PredecessorJohn Tinsley
SuccessorMike Hill
Other postsHonorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bath and Wells
Bishop of Wolverhampton
Ordination1962 (deacon); 1963 (priest)
Personal details
Born (1936-07-25) 25 July 1936 (age 82)
Occupationformerly Banker
Alma materUniversity of Leeds

Barry Rogerson (born 25 July 1936) was the first Bishop of Wolverhampton from 1979 to 1985 and, from then until his retirement in 2002, the Bishop of Bristol.

Rogerson was educated at the University of Leeds[1] and Wells Theological College. Initially a bank employee, he was ordained in 1962, after which he held curacies at St Hilda’s South Shields and St Nicholas’ Bishopwearmouth.[2] From 1967 to 1975 he was a lecturer at Lichfield Theological College and then Salisbury and Wells Theological College, after which he became Vicar of St Thomas' Church, Wednesfield[3]—a post he held until his ordination to the episcopate. In retirement he continues to serve as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bath and Wells as well as being a governor of the University of the West of England.[4]

In the course of his episcopal ministry in Bristol, Rogerson ordained the first 32 female priests in the Church of England on 12 March 1994 at his cathedral.


  1. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ UWE web site
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Wolverhampton
Succeeded by
Christopher Mayfield
Preceded by
John Tinsley
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Mike Hill