Bishop of Newcastle (England)
Bishop of Newcastle
|Residence||Bishop's House, Gosforth|
|First holder||Ernest Wilberforce|
The diocese presently covers the County of Northumberland and the Alston Moor area of Cumbria. The see is in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas, a parish church elevated to cathedral status in 1882. The bishop's residence is Bishop's House, Gosforth — not far north of Newcastle city centre.
The office has existed since the founding of the diocese in 1882 under Queen Victoria by division of the diocese of Durham. Christine Hardman became the Bishop of Newcastle upon the confirmation of her canonical election on 22 September 2015 at York Minster; her episcopal consecration occurred on 30 November at York Minster.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Newcastle|
|1882||1896||Ernest Wilberforce||Translated to Chichester.|
|1896||1903||Edgar Jacob||Translated to St Albans.|
|1903||1907||Arthur Lloyd||Translated from Thetford.|
|1907||1915||Norman Straton||Translated from Sodor and Man.|
|1927||1941||Harold Bilbrough||Translated from Dover.|
|1941||1957||Noel Hudson||Previously Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak then assistant bishop of St Albans; translated to Ely.|
|1973||1980||Ronald Bowlby||Translated to Southwark.|
|1981||1997||Alec Graham||Translated from Bedford.|
|1997||2014||Martin Wharton||Translated from Kingston-upon-Thames.|
Assistant Bishop of Newcastle
|Acting bishop, as Assistant Bishop of Newcastle|
- For those full-time Assistant Bishops of Newcastle who preceded the Bishop suffragan of Berwick, see Bishop of Berwick; for assistant bishops in Newcastle, New South Wales, see Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (Australia).''
- "Christine Elizabeth Hardman". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
- Diocese of Newcastle — Confirmation of Election Service for the 12th Bishop of Newcastle Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 23 September 2015)
- "Historical successions: Newcastle". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- "Newcastle's new Assistant Bishop". Church Times (#6117). 9 October 1980. p. 20. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 September 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.