Bishop of Taunton

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The Bishop of Taunton is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Bath and Wells, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534 and takes its name after Taunton, the county town of Somerset.

Ruth Worsley was consecrated Bishop of Taunton[2] on 29 September 2015.[3]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Taunton
From Until Incumbent Notes
1538 1559 William Finch
1559 1911 in abeyance
1911 1931 Charles de Salis
1931 1945 George Hollis
1945 1955 Harry Thomas
1955 1961 Mark Hodson Translated to Hereford
1962 1977 Francis West
1977 1985 Peter Nott Translated to Norwich
1986 1992 Nigel McCulloch Translated to Wakefield
1992 1997 Richard Lewis Translated to St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
1997 1998 Will Stewart Died in office
1998 2006 Andy Radford Died in office
2006 2015 Peter Maurice Retired 30 April 2015.[4]
29 September 2015 present Ruth Worsley [3]
Source(s):[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 949. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ Diocese of Bath & Wells — Ruth Worsley announced as next Bishop of Taunton (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  3. ^ a b Diocese of Bath & Wells — Bishops & Archdeacons (Accessed 4 September 2015)
  4. ^ Diocese of Bath & Wells – Bishop of Taunton announces retirement (Accessed 4 September 2014)

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