Bishop of Woolwich
The title takes its name after Woolwich, a suburb of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Two of the best known former bishops are John A. T. Robinson, who was a major figure in Liberal Christianity, and David Sheppard, the former Sussex and England cricketer who went on to become the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. The bishops suffragan of Woolwich have been area bishops since the Southwark area scheme was founded in 1991.
The see is currently vacant following the confirmation of Michael Ipgrave's election as Bishop of Lichfield on 10 June 2016. On 20 December 2016, it was announced that Karowei Dorgu is to become the next area Bishop of Woolwich as of his episcopal consecration on 17 March 2017.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Woolwich|
|1969||1975||David Sheppard||Translated to Liverpool|
|1984||1996||Peter Hall||Formerly Rector of St Martin in the Bull Ring; first area bishop from 1991|
|1996||2005||Colin Buchanan||Formerly Bishop of Aston|
|2005||2011||Christopher Chessun||Translated to Southwark|
|2012||2016||Michael Ipgrave||Nominated on 3 February 2012 and consecrated on 21 March 2012; translated to Lichfield 10 June 2016.|
|2017 onwards||bishop-designate||Karowei Dorgu||Consecration scheduled for 17 March 2017.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 949. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- Diocesan web site
- "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- OurCofE twitter (Accessed 11 June 2016)
- Diocese of Southwark — Bishop of Woolwich Appointed (Accessed 20 December 2016)
- Diocese of London — New Bishop of Woolwich announced (Accessed 20 December 2016)
- "Two new Area Bishops for Southwark Diocese" (Press release). Diocese of Southwark. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "Episcopal Team completed in Southwark Diocese" (Press release). Diocese of Southwark. 21 March 2012. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
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