Brian Castle

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The Right Reverend
Brian Castle
Bishop of Tonbridge
Diocese Diocese of Rochester
In office 2002–2015
Predecessor Brian Smith
Ordination 1977[1]
Consecration c. 2002
Personal details
Born (1949-09-07) 7 September 1949 (age 67)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Jane[2]
Children 3[1]
Profession Theologian; formerly social worker
Alma mater University College London

Brian Colin Castle (born 7 September 1949) is a retired bishop in the Church of England, the most recent Bishop suffragan of Tonbridge.[3] He retired from that See on 31 October 2015.[4][5]

Castle was educated at Wilson's School and University College London.[6] He was ordained in 1978 after studying at Cuddesdon.[7] He began his ordained ministry as a curate at St Nicholas' Sutton[8] and was then successively priest in charge at Solwezi, Zambia, Vicar of Northmore Green, Somerset and Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon before his ordination to the episcopate. In 1989 he was awarded a PhD in theology from the University of Birmingham. [1][9] He is married to Jane, with whom he has three children.


  • Brian Castle (1949–1978)
  • The Reverend Brian Castle (1978–1989)
  • The Reverend Doctor Brian Castle (1989–2002)
  • The Right Reverend Doctor Brian Castle (2002–present)


  1. ^ a b c Diocese of Rochester — Bishop Brian's Biography
  2. ^ Number 10 — Suffragan See of Tonbridge (National Archives)
  3. ^ Official website
  4. ^ "Gazette: Appointments". Church Times (#7930). 13 March 2015. p. 34. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 September 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Brian Castle — Retirement as Bishop of Tonbridge (Accessed 4 September 2015)
  6. ^ Who’s Who 2008 (London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8)
  7. ^ Crockfords On line- accessed 21 April 2008
  8. ^ Church details
  9. ^ Who’s Who — (Ibid)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Brian Smith
Bishop of Tonbridge