Bishop of Islington
The title takes its name after Islington, an inner-city district of London, and the first suffragan bishop, who lived at Clapton Common, was simultaneously Rector of St Andrew Undershaft. Between 1923 and 2015, the title remained in abeyance.
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", and this was confirmed on 1 May 2015. Ric Thorpe became Bishop of Islington from his consecration on 29 September.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Islington|
|1898||1923||Charles Turner |
|29 September 2015||present||Ric Thorpe|||
References and notes
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- National archive data: Fulham Papers
- 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
- Hatts, Leigh (2003). London City Churches. drawings by Paul Middleton. London: Bankside Press. ISBN 0-9545705-0-2.
- "Chartres sets out plan for 'Bishop for church-plants'". Church Times (#7929). 6 March 2015. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 March 2015. (Subscription required (. ))
- Diocese of London — The Revival of the See of Islington (Accessed 1 May 2015)
- Diocese of London – Two new bishops and new archdeacon for London announced (Accessed 9 July 2015)
- 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