Brian Castle

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The Rt Revd
Brian Castle
PhD MA BA[1]
Bishop of Tonbridge
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Rochester
Installed c. 2002
Predecessor Brian Smith
Ordination 1977[2]
Consecration c. 2002
Personal details
Born (1949-09-07) 7 September 1949 (age 65)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence Bishop's Lodge, Sevenoaks
Spouse Jane[1]
Children Three adult children[2]
Profession Theologian; formerly social worker
Alma mater University College London

Brian Colin Castle (born 7 September 1949) is the current Suffragan Bishop of Tonbridge.[3]

Castle was educated at Wilson's School and University College London[4] and ordained in 1978 after a period of study at Cuddesdon.[5] He began his career with a curacy at St Nicholas, Sutton[6] 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. [2][7] He is married to Jane, with whom he has three children.


  • Brian Castle Esq (1949–1978)
  • The Revd Brian Castle (1978–1989)
  • The Revd Dr Brian Castle (1989–2002)
  • The Rt Revd Dr Brian Castle (2002—present)


  1. ^ a b Number 10 — Suffragan See of Tonbridge (National Archives)
  2. ^ a b c Diocese of Rochester — Bishop Brian's Biography
  3. ^ Official website
  4. ^ Who’s Who 2008 (London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8)
  5. ^ Crockfords On line- accessed 21 April 2008
  6. ^ Church details
  7. ^ Who’s Who — (Ibid)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Brian Smith
Bishop of Tonbridge