Bishop of Islington

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The Bishop of Islington is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of London, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1][2]

The title takes its name after Islington, an inner-city district of London, and the first suffragan bishop, who lived at Clapton Common,[3] was simultaneously Rector of St Andrew Undershaft.[4] Between 1923 and 2015, the title remained in abeyance.[1]

It was reported in 2015 that Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, had proposed to take the see out of abeyance for the appointment of a national "bishop for church plants",[5] and this was confirmed on 1 May 2015.[6] Ric Thorpe became Bishop of Islington from his consecration on 29 September.[7]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Islington
From Until Incumbent Notes
1898 1923 Charles Turner [8]
1923 2015 in abeyance
29 September 2015 present Ric Thorpe [7]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ National archive data: Fulham Papers
  3. ^ At one stage Clapton was home to two Bishops, as in 1909 the Bishop of Islington also lived at 96 Clapton Common. Clapton Common memories
  4. ^ Hatts, Leigh (2003). London City Churches. drawings by Paul Middleton. London: Bankside Press. ISBN 0-9545705-0-2. 
  5. ^ "Chartres sets out plan for ‘Bishop for church-plants’". Church Times (#7929). 6 March 2015. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 March 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Diocese of London — The Revival of the See of Islington (Accessed 1 May 2015)
  7. ^ a b Diocese of London – Two new bishops and new archdeacon for London announced (Accessed 9 July 2015)
  8. ^ The Bishop of London has appointed C. H. Turner to the living of St. Andrew Undershaft, and at the same time make him a new suffragan, with the title of Bishop of Islington Papers pertaining to Mandell Creighton

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