Roger Sainsbury

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Roger Sainsbury
DMin MA(Cantab)
Bishop of Barking
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 1991–2002
Predecessor James Roxburgh
Successor David Hawkins
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Bath & Wells (2003–present)
Archdeacon of West Ham (1988–1991)
Ordination 1960 (deacon); 1961 (priest)
Consecration 1991
Personal details
Born (1936-10-02) 2 October 1936 (age 81)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Frederick & Lillian
Spouse Jennifer Carey (m. 1960)
Profession Author
Alma mater Jesus College, Cambridge

Roger Frederick Sainsbury (born 2 October 1936)[1] is a retired Anglican bishop. He was the area Bishop of Barking in the Church of England from 1991 to 2002.[2]

Sainsbury was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge[3] before beginning his ordained ministry as a curate at Christ Church, Spitalfields.[4] He was then "missioner" at Shrewsbury House, Liverpool,[5] Warden of the Mayflower Family Centre, Canning Town;[6] Vicar of Walsall;[7] and finally, before being ordained to the episcopate, the Archdeacon of West Ham. In retirement he serves as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.


  1. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  2. ^ Resignation details
  3. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  4. ^ Friends of CCS
  5. ^ Organisation website
  6. ^ East of London FHS
  7. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)

Church of England titles
Preceded by
James Roxburgh
Bishop of Barking
Succeeded by
David Hawkins