Bishop of Manchester
Bishop of Manchester
|First holder||James Prince Lee|
The Diocese of Manchester was founded in 1847. With the growth of the population in and around Manchester, the bishop appointed the first suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Hulme, in 1924 to assist in overseeing the diocese. Three years later a second was appointed, the Bishop of Middleton. After nearly sixty years, the third and final suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Bolton, was appointed in 1984.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Manchester|
|1848||1869||James Prince Lee||Died in office.|
|1870||1885||James Fraser||Died in office; in the ensuing vacancy, John Mitchinson was acting bishop.|
|1886||1903||James Moorhouse||Translated from Melbourne; retired; died 1915.|
|1903||1921||Edmund Knox||Translated from Coventry; retired; died 1937.|
|1921||1929||William Temple||Translated to York then Canterbury; died in office 1944.|
|1929||1947||Guy Warman||Translated from Chelmsford; retired; died 1953.|
|1947||1970||William Greer||Retired; died 1972.|
|1970||1978||Patrick Rodger||Translated to Oxford; retired; died 2002.|
|1979||1992||Stanley Booth-Clibborn||Retired; died 1996.|
|1993||2002||Christopher Mayfield||Translated from Wolverhampton; retired.|
|2002||2013||Nigel McCulloch||Translated from Wakefield.|
|2013||incumbent||David Walker||Translated from Dudley|
Among those who have served as assistant bishops of the diocese are:
- 1887 – 1901 (d.): Francis Cramer-Roberts, Vicar of Blackburn, Archdeacon of Blackburn (1900 onwards) and former Bishop of Nassau
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 260–261. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Provincial Directory: Manchester. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
- Manchester and its many bishops. BBC. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
- "col. 1". Church Times (#1191). 20 November 1885. p. 899. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 27 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
- "New bishop announced". Independent. 23 Dec 1992. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
- "Historical successions: Manchester". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "Church news". Church Times (#1252). 21 January 1887. p. 46. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 20 December 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.