Bishop of Newcastle (England)
Bishop of Newcastle
|Residence||Bishop's House, Gosforth|
|First incumbent||Ernest Wilberforce|
The diocese at present 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|
- "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 (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.