Bishop of Kingston

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For the Roman Catholic archbishops (and their bishop predecessors), see Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston in Canada and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica. There have also been bishops suffragan of Kingston, Jamaica and of Kingston, Ontario in the Anglican church.

The Bishop of Kingston (technically of Kingston upon Thames or, originally, of Kingston-on-Thames)[1] is an episcopal title used by an area bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Southwark, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[2] The title takes its name after Kingston upon Thames, a settlement in south-west London. The bishops suffragan of Kingston have been area bishops since the Southwark area scheme was founded in 1991.[3]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Kingston
From Until Incumbent Notes
1905 1915 Cecil Hook
1915 1922 Samuel Taylor
1922 1927 Percy Herbert Translated to Blackburn
1927 1952 Frederick Hawkes
1952 1970 William Gilpin
1970 1978 Hugh Montefiore Translated to Birmingham
1978 1984 Keith Sutton Translated to Lichfield
1984 1992 Peter Selby First area bishop from 1991; translated to Worcester
1992 1997 Martin Wharton Translated to Newcastle
1997 2001 Peter Price Translated to Bath and Wells
2002 present Richard Cheetham
Source(s): [2]


  1. ^ "No. 27801". The London Gazette. 6 June 1905. p. 4030.
  2. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  3. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.

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