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Diocesan Bishops

Correct as of July, 2023

Bishops in the Province of Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury

Justin Portal Welby born 6 January 1956 in London and was educated at St Peter's School, Seaford and Eton College and subsequently went to Trinity College, Cambridge where he received a B.A. degree in history and law in 1978. He worked for 11 years in the oil industry
He was first rejected for ordination by
John Hughes, the Bishop of Kensington, who told him “There is no place for you in the Church of England" but was subsequently accepted for ordination with the support of the Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, Sandy Millar. From 1989 to 1992 he studied theology and trained for the priesthood at Cranmer Hall and St John's College, Durham, where he was awarded a BA degree and DipMin in 1992 before becoming a curate at Chilvers Coton and St Mary the Virgin, Astley (Nuneaton) from 1992 to 1995. He then became rector of St James' Church, Southam, and later vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Ufton, in the Diocese of Coventry from 1995 to 2002. In 2002 he was appointed a canon residentiary of Coventry Cathedral and the co-director for International Ministry at the International Centre for Reconciliation. In 2005, he was appointed Sub-Dean and Canon for Reconciliation Ministry. He was appointed Dean of Liverpool Cathedral in December 2007 and was installed there on 8 December 2007. He was consecrated as Bishop of Durham in Durham Cathedral on 26 November 2011. He was enthroned as the Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral on 21 March 2013.

Bishop of Bath & Wells

Michael Beasley born in 1968 and brought up in rural Staffordshire. Educated at Sir Graham Balfour School, a state school in Stafford, Staffordshire.[3] He studied at Imperial College London and graduated in 1991. He then undertook post-graduate study at Oriel College, Oxford, completing his Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in 1996. He later became an epidemiologist specialising in child infectious diseases in low-income countries. He studied theology at St John's College, Durham and trained for the priesthood at Cranmer Hall. He  was ordained as deacon in 1999 and as priest in 2000. 1999 to 2003, he served as an assistant curate at St Nicholas Church, Newport. In 2015 elevated Bishop of Hertford (suffragan bishop of St Albans). Translated to be Bishop of Bath & Wells in 2022

Bishop of Birmingham

Michael Volland born in 1974 and grew up in Reading. He worked as a youth minister. From 2004 to 2006, he trained for ordained ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. Ordained deacon in 2006 and priest in 2007. He was curate of Gloucester Cathedral from 2007 to 2009.  In 2009, he joined Cranmer Hall, Durham as tutor and Director of Mission. From 2014 to 2015, he was also leader of the East Durham Mission Project, and acting area dean of Easington, County Durham. In 2015 appointed a tutor and Director of Context-based Training of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. Principal of Ridley Hall in January 2017. Consecrated 10th Bishop of Birmingham during a service at Canterbury Cathedral on 30 November 2023.

Bishop of Bristol

Bishop of Chelmsford

Guli Francis-Dehqan was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1966. Aged 14, her family left the country in the wake of the Revolution to settle in Hampshire. She studied music at Nottingham and theology at Bristol. 1995 to 1998 trained for ordination at the South East Institute of Theological Education. Priested 2 October 1999. Curate at St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake with East Sheen. From 2002 to 2004 chaplain to the Royal Academy of Music and St Marylebone C of E School. 2004 stepped down from full-time ministry to raise her children. 2004 to 2011  Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Peterborough and worked at the University of Northampton Multi-Faith Chaplaincy. In 2011 appointed Curate Training Officer for the Diocese of Peterborough. She was additionally appointed the diocese's Adviser for Women's Ministry in 2012. Made an honorary canon of Peterborough Cathedral in November 2016. In 2017 she become the first suffragan Bishop of Loughborough. The first BAME woman to be made a bishop in the C. of E.

Bishop of Chichester

Martin Warner studied at St Chad's College, University of Durham in the 1970s and then trained for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford, later earning a PhD in Durham. He was the Canon Pastor at St Paul’s Cathedral from 2003 to 2008 and then Canon Treasurer there until 2009. He was consecrated as Bishop of Whitby in York Minster on 26 January 2010 and then welcomed on 30 January 2010 at St Hilda's Church, Whitby. His enthronement as Bishop of Chichester took place in Chichester Cathedral on 25 November 2012

Bishop of Coventry

The See is vacant with Ruth Worsley Bishop of Taunton acting Bishop of Coventry

Bishop of Derby

Bishop of Ely

The See is vacant with Dagmar Winter Bishop of Taunton acting a Bishop of Eli.

Bishop of Exeter

The See is vacant with Jacjie Searle Bishop of Crediton acting a Bishop of Exeter

Bishop of Gloucester

Bishop of Guildford

Andrew John Watson born 16 July 1961 was translated from Aston in the Diocese of Birmingham. He was educated at Winchester College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1987 after theological studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. His first positions were curacies at St Peter's Ipsley in the Diocese of Worcester (1987–1991) and Ss John and Peter's Notting Hill in the Diocese of London (1991–1996), after which he was Vicar of St Stephen's East Twickenham, from which three new churches were planted. He was also the Area Dean of Hampton from 2003 until becoming a bishop. He is the tenth Diocesan Bishop of Guildford.

Bishop of Hereford

Richard Jackson was born on 22 January 1961.[ He studied at Latymer Upper School, then at Christ Church, Oxford. He studied at the Cranfield Institute of Technology. In 1992, he matriculated into Trinity College, Bristol, an Evangelical Anglican theological college: he spent the next two years studying theology and training for ministry. He was ordained deacon at Petertide 1994. After a curacy in Lindfield he was Vicar of Rudgwick from 1998 until 2009. Consecrated as a bishop on 14 May 2014 as Bishop of Lewes. Translated to be the 23rd Bishop of Hereford on 6 December 20 2020.

Bishop of Leicester

Martyn Snow was born in 1968 in Indonesia. He was educated at Sheffield University, trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and ordained in 1995. He was an assistant curate at St Andrew's Brinsworth with Catcliffe and Treeton before service with the Church Mission Society in Guinea. He was Vicar of Christ Church, Pitsmoor from 2001 to 2010 and Area Dean of Ecclesfield from 2007. On 25 September 2013, Snow was consecrated a bishop by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury in Westminster Abbey. In October 2013, he started his duties as suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury, became acting diocesan Bishop of Gloucester from 5 August 2014 until June 2015. Snow became 19th Bishop of Leicester and youngest Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England with the confirmation of his election on 22 February 2016.

Bishop of Lichfield

Michael Ipgrave was born on 19 April 1958 in Northampton and educated at Magdalen College School, Brackley. He studied mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, and graduated with a first class Bachelor of Arts degree. He trained for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon, and also studied theology at the University of Oxford. He was ordained deacon in 1982 and priest in 1983 in the Diocese of Peterborough. After a curacy in Oakham followed by time in Japan, he was a team vicar in two Leicester parishes. He was appointed Archdeacon of Southwark in 2004. In 2010 he also became Canon Missioner of Southwark Cathedral. His installation as the 99th Bishop of Lichfield took place at Lichfield Cathedral on 24 September 2016

Bishop of Lincoln

David Court Bishopo of Grimsby acting Bishop of Lincoln

Bishop of London

Sarah Mullally is the 133rd bishop of London. She has a seat in the House of Lords and the post-holder is traditionally dean of the royal chapels. The diocesan bishop of London has had direct episcopal oversight in the Two Cities area (the City of London and the City of Westminster) since the institution of the London area scheme in 1979. Before becoming a priest, she worked as a nurse in NHS hospitals in the capital, including St Thomas’ and the Royal Marsden, and became chief nursing officer in 1999. She was ordained as a priest in 2001 and made a dame in recognition of her services to nursing in 2005. She left her Government post in 2004, taking up a full-time ministry in the London borough of Sutton. In 2012 she became Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral before becoming Bishop of Crediton in the diocese of Exeter in 2015.
She is the most senior woman in the Anglican communion.

Bishop of Norwich

Bishop of Oxford

Bishop of Peterborough

Debbie Sellin born in Dumfries on 1 October 1964 studied at the University of St Andrews. She worked a manager in the National Health Service (NHS) and then as a family and children's worker. She trained for ordination with the Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme between 2004 and 2007. Ordained as deacon in 2007 and priest in 2008 she served all her parish ministry in the Diocese of Guildford. She was a Non-Stipendiary Minister at St Saviour, Guildford, from 2007 to 2010, then Vicar of Wonersh from 2010 to 2019 and also Area Dean of Cranleigh from 2015 to 2019. In 2018 she was made an Honorary Canon of Guildford Cathedral. In 2019 she became Bishop of Southampton and in 2022 acting bishop of Winchester. In 2024 she was installed as Bishop of Peterborough

Bishop of Portsmouth

Jonathan Frost born on 26 September 1964.  He studied at the University of Aberdeen, then he trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, an evangelical Anglican theological college. He gained a Master of Theology (MTh) at Nottingham  in 1999. Ordained a deacon on 27 June 1993, then a priest on 2 July 1994 at St John's, Beeston and then became Rector of Ash until 2002. On 30 July 2010 he became Bishop of Southampton in the Diocese of Winchester. In 2019 he became Dean of York, the head of the chapter of York Minster, and in 2022 he was installed as the 10th Bishop of Portsmouth.

Ordained ministry

Bishop of Rochester

Jonathan Gibbs born in 1961 he was educated at The King's School, an independent school in Chester, Cheshire. He then studied Philosophy and Politics at Jesus College, Oxford. Ordained as deacon in 1989 and as  priest in 1990. He served his curacy at Holy Trinity and Christ Church, Stalybridge. He was the Intercontinental Church Society Chaplain at Basel (Switzerland) and Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) from 1992 until 1998. He was then the incumbent at Heswall from 1998 until elevated to Bishop of Huddersfield in 2014 and then to be Bishop of Rochester in 2022

In 1984, Gibbs entered Ridley Hall, Cambridge, an Anglican theological college, to train for ordained ministry.[3][4] He also undertook postgraduate research at Jesus College, Cambridge, completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1990.[3]

Bishop of St. Albans

Alan Smith born on 14 February 1957 originally from Trowbridge and Westbury, Wiltshire. He was educated at Trowbridge Grammar School for Boys. He studied theology at the University of Birmingham, and he trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, an evangelical Anglican theological college. He undertook postgraduate research at the University of Wales, Bangor. After ordination as a deacon at Petertide 1981 and as a priest on 27 June 1982 at Christ Church, Skipton. Later consecrated a bishop  on 6 December 2001, becoming the Bishop of Shrewsbury. His election as Bishop of St Albans by the College of Canons of the Cathedral took place on 13 February 2009, and the confirmation of his election followed on 31 March. His inauguration as the 10th Bishop of St. Albans took place on 19 September 2009.

Bishop of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich

Martin Seeley read geography and theology at Jesus College, Cambridge, before Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He served his title at Bottesford with Ashby, Scunthorpe from 1978 to 1980. He returned to New York as curate at the Church of the Epiphany and Assistant Director of Trinity Institute from 1980 - 1985. From 1985 - 1990 as Executive Director of the Thompson Centre. Back in England from 1990 - 1996 was a Selection Secretary at the Advisory Board of Ministry and Secretary for Continuing Ministerial Education. From 1996 to 2006 he was Vicar of the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, in the Diocese of London. Since 2006 he has been Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge and also from 2008 Honorary Canon at Ely Cathedral.

Bishop of Salisbury

Stephen Lake was born in Poole, Dorset in December 1963. After serving as a Community Service Volunteer he attended Chichester Theological College and was ordained in 1988 as deacon and 1989 as priest. served his curacy at Sherborne Abbey. In 1992, he became vicar of Branksome St Aldhelm's Church, becoming Assistant Rural Dean of Poole in 1996 and Rural Dean of Poole in 2000. In 2011, he became Dean of Gloucester Cathedral his particular interests were the delivery of Project Pilgrim, the £10m development project for the Cathedral and his role as Chair of the Regeneration Advisory Board for the City of Gloucester, which became the City Centre Commission in 2021. He was consecrated as the 79th Bishop of Salisbury on 25 April 2022 by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Southwark Cathedral.

Personal life

Bishop of Southwark

Christopher Thomas James Chessun born 5 August 1956 was educated at Hampton School and University College, Oxford. He was ordained a priest in 1984, he served curacies at All Angels' Sandhurst and St Mary’s Portsea and was then successively a chaplain at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, rector of St Dunstan's, Stepney, Archdeacon of Northolt (2001-2005) and Bishop of Woolwich in 2005. From there he was translated to be the 10th Bishop of Southwark. His Southwark Cathedral enthronement took place on 6 March 2011.

Bishop of Truro

The See is vacant with Hugh Neilson Bishop of St Germans acting as Bishop of Truro.

Bishop of Winchester

Philip Mountstephen born on 13 July 1959 in Crookham Village, Hampshire.  Educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Southampton University. He underwent teacher training at Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1985 he entered Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, to train for the ministry. He was ordained deacon in 1988 at St Mary's Church, Amersham and priest in 1989.  He served his curacy at St James Church, Gerrards Cross with St James' Church, Fulmer in the Diocese of Oxford. From 1992 to 1998, he was Vicar of St James Church, West Streatham in Southwark. In 2007 he served as chaplain of St Michael's Church, Paris. During his time in Paris.  He was made a minor canon of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar, in August 2012, and a "canon without stall" during a service at St Matthew's Church, Westminster, in October 2017. In 2012 he became executive leader of the Church Mission Society (CMS). Became Bishop of Truro in 2019 and elevated to be 98th Bishop of Winchester in 2023

Bishop of Worcester

John Inge
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Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe

Robert Neil Innes was born in 1959 and studied Engineering at Cambridge University. He worked in the electric power industry until 1989 when he trained at St John's College in Durham. In 1995 he became both a doctor and a deacon. He was a lecturer at St John’s College until 1999 when he was appointed as vicar of St Mary Magdalene Church in Belmont now a suburb of the City of Durham. He has been working at the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe since 2005 and was appointed as its Bishop in 2014. He is based in Brussels.

Bishops in the Province of York

Archbishop of York

Bishop of Blackburn

Philip North studied history at the University of York, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1988. He spent a year working as a pastoral assistant in Redhouse, Sunderland, before preparing for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA degree in 1991.was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1992 and as a priest in 1993.[4] He was a curate at Saint Mary and Saint Peter's in Sunderland until 1996, after which he became the vicar of Holy Trinity in Hartlepool until 2002, during which time he was also Hartlepool's area dean (2000-2002). He withdrew his acceptance of several posts supports the ordination of women as deacons, but does not support the ordination of women to the priesthood or episcopate. In 2023 he was installed as the tenth Bishop of Blackburn.

Bishop of Carlisle

The See is vacant with Rob Saner-Haigh Bishop of Penrith acting as Bishop of Carlisle.

Bishop of Chester

Bishop of Durham

Paul Roger Butler born 18th September 1955 and educated at Kingston Grammar School. He received a BA in English and history with honours from Nottingham University in 1977. He trained for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford from 1980 to 1983. He served his curacy between 1983 and 1987 at All Saints with Holy Trinity in Wandsworth in the Diocese of Southwark. He then moved to Scripture Union to become Inner London Evangelist, holding this post until 1992. Between 1992 and 1994 he was Deputy Head of Mission at Scripture Union. Between 1987 and 1994, he was also a non-stipendiary minister at St Paul's East Ham in the Diocese of Chelmsford. Between 1994 and 1997 he was priest-in-charge of St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow with St Stephen's and St Luke's, becoming Team Rector of Walthamstow in 1997 until 2004. He was also Area Dean of Waltham Forest from 2000 to 2004. He was consecrated Bishop of Southampton on 24 June 2004. He was translated to Southwell and Nottingham where he served from 2010 to 2014 when he was again translated to be Bishop of Durham.

Bishop of Liverpool

John Perumbalath educated at Calicut University, Chelari, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He comes from the ancient Christian community in Kerala, South India and was ordained into the Church of North India in 1994. He worked among university students as a staff worker of the Evangelical Union for two years in  Kerala before doing his post-graduate research in theology at the North India Institute of Post Graduate Theological Studies, Calcutta / Serampore specializing in New Testament. Then he joined the faculty of Serampore College as Lecturer in New Testament. He was ordained deacon in 1994 and priest in 1995 After a short curacy at St John's Church, Calcutta, in 1995 he was appointed Vicar of St. James' Church, Kolkata. After moving to the UK in 2001, he served at Beckenham St George's as Associate Rector, at Rosherville St Mark's as Priest-in-Charge/Team Vicar and at Northfleet All Saints (all in the Diocese of Rochester). In January 2023 he became the ninth Bishop of Liverpool.

Bishop of Manchester

David Stuart Walker born 30th May 1957 was a pupil at Manchester Grammar School and King's College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1983. His career began with a curacy at St Mary Handsworth, after which he was Team Vicar at Maltby, then Bramley before becoming a bishop. He was for a period Bishop of Dudley, and our local bishop. He was translated to be the 12th Bishop of Manchester in 2014. He is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Glyndwr University.

Bishop of Newcastle

Helen-Ann Hartley was ordained into the Church of England in 2005 as deacon in the Diocese of Oxford and became a priest a year later. In 2010, Helen-Ann relocated to New Zealand where, in 2013, she was elected to become the Bishop of Waikato on the country’s North Island. In 2017, it was announced that she was to become the Bishop of Ripon.

She was born in Edinburgh and spent her early years living in the Scottish Borders, where her father was a Church of Scotland minister. At a very young age, she moved with her family to Sunderland where she attended primary and secondary school, and her father became a priest in the Church of England.

Bishop of Leeds

The Diocese of Ripon & Leeds has been amalgamated with the Diocese of Bradford and the Diocese of Wakefield into the 'Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales' with the Diocesan Bishop being the Bishop of Leeds.
Nicholas Baines
born 13 November 1957 in
Liverpool and educated at Holt Comprehensive School, Liverpool, before gaining a BA(Hons) degree in German and French at the University of Bradford. He worked as a linguist at GCHQ for four years prior to training for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol, where he gained a BA(Hons) in theological studies. He was ordained as a deacon in 1987 and a priest in 1988. His first appointments were as assistant curate at St Thomas' Church, Kendal and St Catherine's Crook. He then moved to Leicester, becoming briefly associate minister of Holy Trinity, Leicester, and then Vicar of Rothley (1992-2000), during which time he was also chaplain to an adult mental health unit, before becoming Rural Dean of Goscote in 1995. In 2000 he became the Archdeacon of Lambeth in the Diocese of Southwark. He was consecrated area Bishop of Croydon on 8 May 2003. He was translated to be Bishop of Bradford on 1 April 2011 and was enthroned at Bradford Cathedral on 21 May 2011. With the creation of the new Diocese  on Easter Sunday 20th April 2014 he became the first Bishop of Leeds.

Bishop of Sheffield

Peter Jonathan Wilcox born 1961 attended Worksop College in Nottinghamshire before studying at Durham University where he graduated with a BA degree in 1984. He then attended Ridley Hall, Cambridge, where he trained for ordination and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA degree in theology in 1986. He returned to Durham for post-graduate study and completed an MA degree in 1991. He attended St John's College, Oxford, and completed a DPhil degree in 1993. Ordained a deacon in 1987 and priest the next year. His first post was a curacy in Preston-on-Tees. From 1990 to 1993 he was a non-stipendiary minister at St Giles' Church, Oxford and St Margaret's Church, Oxford. Team Vicar of Gateshead from 1993 to 1998 when he became the Director of the Urban Mission Centre, Cranmer Hall, Durham. Priest in charge of St Paul's Walsall from 1998 before becoming Canon Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral in 2006. He was installed as Dean of Liverpool on 15 September 2012.

Bishop of Sodor & Man

Peter Andrew Eagles born 6 July 1959, educated at the Royal Grammar School iGuildford. He studied German and Russian at King's College, London, and graduated in 1982. Between 1982 and 1986 he was an assistant master at Tonbridge School, Kent, and also worked as a freelance translator. In 1986 he entered St Stephen's House, Oxford to train for holy orders. He was ordained deacon in 1989 and priest in 1990.  From 1989 to 1992, he served his curacy at St Martin's Church, Ruislip. In 1990, he was commissioned into the British Army as a Chaplain and promoted several times. He finally became Deputy Chaplain General (equivalent in rank to brigadier), becoming the second most senior chaplain in the British Army. On 4 May 2017, it was announced that he is to be the next Bishop of Sodor and Man.

Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham

Paul Gavin Williams was educated at Court Fields Community School, Wellington, Richard Huish College, Taunton and Grey College, Durham. After studying at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, he was ordained in 1992. He was a curate at St James and St Matthew's Muswell Hill and then at Christ Church, Clifton before becoming the rector of St James' Gerrards Cross, a position he held until his ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Kensington on 25 March 2009. He was appointed as the 13th Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham in May 2015.

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Rachel Treweek, born Montgomery, in 1963. Educated at Broxbourne School, and the University of Reading graduating in 1984 in linguistics & language pathology. She worked as a speech & language therapist, then studied for the Priesthood at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, ordained as deacon in 1994 and priest in 1995. She served as curate at St George and All Saints Church, Tufnell Park and from 1997 to 1999 as associate vicar. In 2006, appointed vicar of St James-the-Less, Bethnal Green. Later in 2006 made Archdeacon of Northolt. She became Archdeacon of Hackney in 2011 and appointed as 46th Bishop of Gloucester in 2015.

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Steven John Lindsey Croft attended Heath Grammar School in Halifax and studied classics and theology at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating in 1980. He trained for ordination at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He was ordained as deacon in the Diocese of London in 1983. The following year ordained as priest. From 1983 to 1987 he was the curate of the parish church of St Andrew's Enfield. After that he was vicar of Ovenden in the Diocese of Wakefield, from 1987 to 1996. From 1996 to 2004 he was Warden of Cranmer Hall and between 2004 and 2008 Archbishops' Missioner and first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. He was nominated as the Bishop of Sheffield and was consecrated on 25 January 2009. In 2012 Croft was nominated to be the Anglican fraternal delegate to the Synod of Bishops in Rome. On 12 April 2016, it was announced that he was to be translated to become the 43rd Bishop of Oxford.

Vivienne Faull was licensed as deaconess in 1982, and ordained as a deacon in 1987 and as priest in 1994. She served at St Matthew and St James, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, and then as Chaplain at Clare College, Cambridge. From 1990 to 1994, she was at Gloucester Cathedral. In 1994 she became Canon Pastor at Coventry Cathedral, later as Vice Provost, before moving to Leicester in 2000 as Provost of Leicester Cathedral. In 2002 she became the Dean of Leicester. On 5 July 2012 she become Dean of York.   In 2018 she became the 57th Bishop of Bristol.

Graham Usher was born on 11 September 1970. His early years were spent living in Ghana,  educated at Pocklington School, an independent school in Pocklington, Yorkshire. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge where he studied theology at Corpus Christi. He trained for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge, and St. Nicholas Theological Seminary in Ghana. He was ordained deacon in 1996 and priest in 1997. He was curate at St Mary the Virgin, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, from 1996 to 1999.  Vicar of North Ormesby, Middlesbrough between 1999 and 2004. Rector and lecturer of Hexham Abbey from 2004 to 2014. He was consecrated Bishop of Dudley on 25 March 2014 and was enthroned as the 72nd Bishop of Norwich in 2019.

Elizabeth Jane Holden "Libby" Lane born Elizabeth Jane Holden on 8 December 1966 in Buckinghamshire. Raised in Glossop. Educated at Manchester High School for Girls and St Peter's College, Oxford, where she studied theology. Studied for ordination at Cranmer Hall, Durham University. Ordained as deacon in 1993 and priest in 1994. She served her curacy at St James's Church, Blackburn, from 1993 to 1996 and was the vicar of the combined benefice of St Peter's Hale and St Elizabeth's Ashley from 2007. She was elected suffragan and later  8th Bishop of Derby.

Stephen Cottrell was born and brought up in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. He went to Belfairs High School and then to the Polytechnic of Central London where he studied film and the media and then went on to work in the film industry. He was ordained deacon in 1984 and priest in 1985 serving his title at Christ Church & St Paul’s, Forest Hill in the Diocese of Southwark. He went on to become Priest-in-Charge of St Wilfrid’s, Parklands,  Chichester, and Assistant Director of Pastoral Studies at Chichester Theological College. In 1993 he became Diocesan Missioner for the Diocese of Wakefield. In 1997 he began working for Springboard, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York’s initiative for evangelism and was based in the parish of St Thomas Huddersfield. He became Canon Pastor and Vice-Dean of Peterborough Cathedral. In 2004 he was appointed Suffragan Bishop of Reading, and was installed as the 10th Bishop of Chelmsford at Chelmsford Cathedral on 27 November 2010. To become the 98th Archbishop of York.

Mark Tanner was born in 1970 in Canada and educated at Loughborough Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1997. From 1992 to 1995 he was a youth pastor at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry he matriculated into Cranmer Hall, Durham to train for ordained ministry. At the same time, he studied theology at St John's College, Durham, and later at the University of Liverpool. He was ordained deacon in 1998 and priest 1999 serving his curacy at St Mary's Church, Upton, Merseyside. He served as the vicar of St Mary's Church, Doncaster from 2001 to 2007.  He was vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Ripon from 2007 to 2011 whilst holding the positions of area dean and officiating chaplain to the military. In 2011, he became warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham and in 2015, he was made an honorary canon of Durham Cathedral. In 2016 he became Bishop of Berwick, the suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Newcastle consecrated a bishop by John SentamuArchbishop of York.
May 2020, it was announced that he would become the 41st
Bishop of Chester. The confirmation of his election as Bishop, took place online due to the coronavirus pandemic.