Bishop of Reading
The Bishop of Reading is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford, which is within the Province of Canterbury, England. The current bishop is Andrew Proud.
The title takes its name after the town of Reading in Berkshire. The bishops suffragan of Reading have been area bishops since the Oxford area scheme was founded in 1984. The Bishop of Reading is responsible for the archdeaconry of Berkshire.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Reading|
|1982||1989||Graham Foley||First area bishop from 1984.|
|1997||2003||Dominic Walker||Also known as Edward William Murray Walker. Translated to Monmouth.|
|2003||Jeffrey John||Nominated in May 2003, but withdrew in July 2003 after controversy about his homosexuality.|
|2004||2010||Stephen Cottrell ||Translated to Chelmsford.|
|2011||present||Andrew Proud||Retired announced for May 2019.|
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- "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- Suffragan See of Reading - 2003 Archived August 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 9 June 2008.
- Suffragan See of Reading - 2004 Archived June 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 9 June 2008.
- Biography: Dominic Walker Archived April 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 9 June 2008.
- Gay priest rejects bishop post. BBC News, Sunday, 6 July 2003.
- "Diocese of Chelmsford". Number10. 22 March 2010. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
- "Bishop of Chelmsford: Together we will be a transforming presence and make Christ known". Diocese of Chelmsford. 11 October 2010. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- Diocese of Oxford — Bishop of Reading to retire in 2019 (Accessed 6 September 2018)
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