Spokesperson bishops in the Church of England

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Spokesperson bishops in the Church of England are bishops in the church who, additionally to their see, have an episcopal role relating to a particular sector, situation or group of people.

Bishops to Her Majesty's Prisons[edit]

The Bishop to Her Majesty's Prisons is an episcopal post relating to the church's chaplaincy to Her Majesty's Prison Service.

The post has been held, alongside a diocesan or suffragan see, by at least five bishops:

Bishops for Urban Life and Faith[edit]

The Bishop for Urban Life and Faith is an episcopal post relating to the church's outreach into urban communities.

The post has been held, alongside a diocesan or suffragan see, by two bishops since its 2006 creation:

Lead bishop on healthcare issues[edit]

On 20 October 2010, it was announced that James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle had been appointed lead bishop on healthcare issues.[2]

Lead bishop for religious communities[edit]

David Walker, Bishop of Dudley then of Manchester has been Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities since before November 2012;[3] as such he is described as lead bishop for religious communities.[4]

Chairs of the CMDDP[edit]

On 19 April 2013, it was announced that Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury had been appointed Chair of the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf and Disabled People (CMDDP).[5]

Bishops for Higher and Further Education[edit]

Since approximately May 2013, Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, has also been the Bishop for Higher and Further Education, a role relating to universities and colleges respectively.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archbishop of Canterbury – Bishop of Rochester to be next Bishop to Prisons (Accessed 18 November 2013)
  2. ^ Church of England – Bishop of Carlisle appointed as Lead Bishop on Healthcare Issues (Accessed 7 March 2014)
  3. ^ Towards Acknowledgement (Accessed 16 June 2015)
  4. ^ Church of England – The Church Commissioners (Accessed 7 March 2014)
  5. ^ "Bishop of Salisbury takes leading role in ministry of and among Deaf and disabled people". Church of England. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Church of England Higher Education Bulletin – May 2013