Nigel Stock (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
Nigel Stock
Bishop at Lambeth
In office 2013–present
Predecessor Vacant
Other posts Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
2007–2013
Bishop of Stockport
2000–2007
Bishop to the Forces
2014–present
Bishop for the Falkland Islands
2014–present
Orders
Ordination c. 1976
Consecration c. 2000
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 64–65)
Denomination Anglican
Residence Lambeth Palace
Spouse Carolyne[1]
Children 3 sons[1]
Alma mater St Cuthbert's Society, Durham

William Nigel Stock (born 29 January 1950[2]) is the current Bishop at Lambeth, Bishop to the Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands.[3] From 2007 to 2013 he was Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Stock was educated at St Cuthbert's Society, Durham University and studied for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon. From 1976 to 1979, he was a curate at St Peter's Stockton in the Diocese of Durham.

From 1979 to 1984, he was priest-in-charge of St Peter's in Taraka in the Diocese of Aipo Rongo, Papua New Guinea. From 1985 to 1991, he was vicar of St Mark's Shiremoor in the Diocese of Newcastle; moving to become Team Rector of North Shields from 1991 to 1998. He was appointed Commissary for the Archbishop of Papua New Guinea in 1986.[1] He was also Rural Dean of Tynemouth from 1992 to 1998 and an honorary canon of Newcastle Cathedral from 1997 to 1998. He was a canon residentiary of Durham Cathedral from 1998 to 2000 and also Chaplain of Grey College, Durham in 1999 and 2000. He became Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester in 2000.

Stock became Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 2007, and entered the House of Lords as a Lord Spiritual in March 2011.[4]

It was announced on 25 June 2013 that Stock would resign his see to become Bishop at Lambeth, the right-hand bishop to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.[5] Stock was commissioned as Bishop of the Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands by the Archbishop on 9 July 2014 at Lambeth Palace.[3]

Styles[edit]

  • Nigel Stock Esq (1950–1975)
  • The Revd Nigel Stock (1975–1997)
  • The Revd Canon Nigel Stock (1997–2000)
  • The Rt Revd Nigel Stock (2000–present)

References[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Geoffrey Turner
Bishop of Stockport
2000–2007
Succeeded by
Robert Atwell
Preceded by
Richard Lewis
Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Martin Seeley
(Acting, 2013–2015: David Thomson)
Preceded by
Vacant
Bishop at Lambeth
2013–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Stephen Venner
Bishop to the Forces
2014–present
Bishop for the Falkland Islands
2014–present