Frank White (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
Frank White
Assistant Bishop of Newcastle
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Newcastle
Installed 28 November 2010
Predecessor Paul Richardson
Other posts Bishop of Brixworth (2002–2010)
Ordination 1980[1]
Consecration 2002[2]
Personal details
Born (1949-05-26) 26 May 1949 (age 65)
Nationality British
Denomination Christian (Anglican)
Spouse Alison (1982–present)[1]
Profession formerly social worker
Alma mater University of Wales

Frank White (born 26 May 1949) is an English Anglican bishop. He is currently the Assistant Bishop of Newcastle and acting Bishop of Newcastle in the Church of England.[3]

White was educated at University College Cardiff, after which he was a social worker for nine years.[4] He was ordained in 1980 and was a curate at St Nicholas' Church, Durham[5] and then hospital chaplain at the University Hospital of North Durham, vicar of Birtley, Rural Dean of Chester-le-Street and Archdeacon of Sunderland before his ordination to the episcopate in 2002 as the Bishop of Brixworth in the Diocese of Peterborough. For much of 2008 and 2009 he deputised for Bishop Ian Cundy, the Bishop of Peterborough, before Cundy's death from cancer. A keen ornithologist,[4] he has strong views on why fewer and fewer Anglicans regularly attend church.[6] He is a supporter of his hometown football team, Newcastle United.

In May 2010 it was announced that White would become the Assistant Bishop of Newcastle from 28 November 2010.[1][2]


  • Frank White Esq (1949–1980)
  • The Revd Frank White (1980–1997)
  • The Ven Frank White (1997–2002)
  • The Rt Revd Frank White (2002–present)


  1. ^ a b c d Diocese of Peterborough — Bishop Frank
  2. ^ a b "New Assistant Bishop of Newcastle announced". Diocese of Newcastle. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Crockford's Online – accessed Sunday 2 June 2008
  4. ^ a b Who's Who 2008 London, A & C Black, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ Parish web site
  6. ^ BBC report
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Paul Barber
Bishop of Brixworth
Succeeded by
John Holbrook
Preceded by
Paul Richardson
Assistant Bishop of Newcastle