Bishop of Bermuda

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The Bishop of Bermuda is an episcopal title given to the ordinary of the Anglican Church of Bermuda,[1] one of six extra-provincial Anglican churches within the Church of England overseen by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The present Bishop is Nick Dill.

From the date of official colonisation in 1612 (three years after Bermuda had been settled by the wreck of the Sea Venture, the survivors of which included the Reverend Richard Buck, who carried out the first Church of England services in Bermuda) until 1825, the nine parishes of the Church of England in Bermuda had rarely enough ministers, and there was no local Bishop. From 1825 to 1839, Bermuda was attached to the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Synod of the Church of England in Bermuda was formed in 1879, and a Diocese of Bermuda became separate from the Diocese of Newfoundland, but they continued to be grouped under the Bishop of Newfoundland and Bermuda until 1919, when Newfoundland and Bermuda each received its own Bishop.

List of the Bishops of Bermuda[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
1925 to 1948 Arthur Heber Browne (1864–1951)
1949 to 1956 John Arthur Jagoe (1889–1962).
1956 to 1962 Anthony Lewis Elliott Williams (1892–1975).
1963 to 1970 John Armstrong (1905–1992).
1970 to 1976 Eric Joseph Trapp (1910–1993).
1976 Robert Wright Stopford (1901–1976)
1977 to 1982 Anselm Genders (1919–2008)
1983 no appointment
1984 to 1989 Christopher Charles Luxmoore (1926-2014)
1990 to 1996 William John Denbigh Down (b 1936)
1996 to 2008 Ewen Ratteray [2] (b. 1942)
2009 to 2012 Patrick White (b. 1943)
2013 to Present Nick Dill (b. 1963)

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