Bishop of Truro
|Bishop of Truro|
|First incumbent||Edward White Benson|
The current incumbent is Tim Thornton, 15th Bishop of Truro, who was enthroned at Truro Cathedral on 7 March 2009. On 4 April 2017, it was announced that Thornton is to resign his seat to become Bishop at Lambeth in September 2017.
The Diocese of Truro was established by Act of Parliament in 1876 under Queen Victoria. It was created by the division of the Diocese of Exeter in 1876 approximately along the Devon-Cornwall border (a few parishes of Devon west of the Tamar were included in the new diocese). The bishop's seat is located at Truro Cathedral and his official residence at Lis Escop, Feock, Truro. The Bishop of Truro is assisted by the suffragan Bishop of St Germans in overseeing the diocese.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Truro|
|1877||1883||Edward White Benson||Translated to Canterbury|
|1883||1891||George Wilkinson||Translated to St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane; later became Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church|
|1912||1919||Winfrid Burrows||Translated to Chichester|
|1919||1923||Guy Warman||Translated to Chelmsford; later to Manchester|
|1923||1935||Walter Frere CR|
|1951||1960||Edmund Morgan||Translated from Southampton|
|1960||1973||Maurice Key||Translated from Sherborne|
|1973||1981||Graham Leonard||Translated from Willesden; later to London. Ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1994.|
|1981||1989||Peter Mumford||Translated from Hertford|
|1990||1997||Michael Ball CGA||Translated from Jarrow. Founder of the Community of the Glorious Ascension with his twin brother.|
|1997||2008||Bill Ind||Translated from Grantham|
|2009||2017||Tim Thornton||Translated from Sherborne; resigning September 2017.|
- The Diocese of Truro: Homepage. Retrieved on 7 December 2008.
- Lambeth Palace — Tim Thornton announced as new Bishop at Lambeth (Accessed 4 April 2017)
- Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, pp. 214–215.
- "Joseph Hunkin in New York". Time Inc. 14 February 1938. Retrieved 20 March 2009.
- "The Bishops of Truro". The Diocese of Truro. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "Historical successions: Truro". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 275.