Bishop of Colombo

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The Anglican Bishop of Colombo is the ecclesiastical head of the Diocese of Colombo, a diocese in the Church of Ceylon which is part of the Anglican Communion. The Diocese of Colombo was founded in 1845, as the diocese of the Church of England in Ceylon.

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Bishops of Colombo
From Until Incumbent Qualifications Notes
1845 1861 James Chapman D.D. first Bishop of Colombo installed in the presiding seat
1862 1871 Piers Claughton D.D. first Bishop of St Helena (1859 – 61) and upon his return to England was appointed Archdeacon of London (1871 – 84)
1872 1875 Hugh Jermyn D.D. translated to Bishop of Brechin (1875 – 1903) and Primus of Scotland (1886 – 1901)
1876 1902 Reginald Copleston D.D. translated to Bishop of Calcutta and Metropolitan of India (1902 – 13)
1903 1924 Ernest Copleston D.D. translated to Bishop of Calcutta and Metropolitan of India (1903 – 24)
1924 1938 Mark Carpenter-Garnier D.D.
1938 1947 Cecil Horsley M.A., D.D. appointed as Bishop of Gibraltar (1947–53)
1948 1964 Rollo Graham Campbell D.D.
1964 1971 Harold de Soysa M.A. first Ceylonese Bishop of Colombo
1971 1977 Cyril Abeynaike M.A.
1978 1987 Swithin Fernando
1987 1992 Jabez Gnanapragasam B.D.
1992 2001 Kenneth Fernando B.A., B.D.
2001 2010 Duleep De Chickera B.Th., M.Sc.
2011 present Dhiloraj Canagasabey B.Th., B.Div.

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