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-
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. He studied at Imperial College London and graduated in 1991. He then undertook post-
Bishop of Birmingham
Anne Hollinghurst bishop of Aston acting Bishop of Birmingham
Bishop of Bristol
Bishop of Chelmsford
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
Christopher Cocksworth was brought up in Horsham and attended the University of Manchester where he earned a first class degree in theology and later was awarded a PhD. Having studied for ordination at St John's College, Nottingham, he became a curate at Christ Church, Epsom Common in the Diocese of Guildford in 1988. In 1992, he moved to become chaplain of Royal Holloway, University of London until 1997. He then became director of the Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme, a position he relinquished in 2001. He was made an honorary canon of Guildford Cathedral in 1999. He was later the principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was consecrated as the 9th bishop of Coventry on 3 July 2008 in Southwark Cathedral and was enthroned on 1 November 2008.
Bishop of Derby
Bishop of Ely
Stephen Conway trained for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge, and read Theology at Selwyn College. He was ordained deacon in 1986 and priest the following year in Durham Cathedral and spent the next twenty years of ministry in the Diocese of Durham. While serving in the North East, he was appointed as Diocesan Director of Ordinands and later as the Bishop of Durham’s Senior Chaplain and Diocesan Communications Officer. In 2002 he became Archdeacon of Durham and Canon Treasurer of the Cathedral. He served in the Diocese of Salisbury as Bishop of Ramsbury and was installed as the 69th Bishop of Ely in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 5 March 2011.
Bishop of Exeter
Robert Ronald Atwell was born in 1954 in Ilford, Essex, and educated at Wanstead High School, St John's College, Durham and Westcott House, Cambridge. He was ordained as a priest of the Church of England in 1979. His career began with a curacy at John Keble Church, Mill Hill, after which he was chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1981 to 1987. He then spent ten years as a Benedictine monk at Burford Priory in Oxfordshire, and finally was Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill. He was consecrated Bishop of Stockport at York Minster on 24 June 2008 and translated to be Bishop of Exeter and installed on 30th April 2014.
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-
She is the most senior woman in the Anglican communion.
Bishop of Norwich
Bishop of Oxford
Bishop of Peterborough
John Holbrook bishop of Brixworth acting 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.
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. He also undertook postgraduate research at Jesus College, Cambridge, completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1990.
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 -
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.
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-
Bishop of Truro
Philip Mounstephen is the 16th Bishop of Truro. He was the executive leader of Church Mission Society since 2012. Prior to that, he was chaplain of St Michael’s Church, Paris. He has also previously worked for the Church Pastoral Aid Society in a number of roles, serving as deputy general director from 2004 to 2007.
He was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England in 1988 and priested the following year, serving his curacy in Gerrards Cross and Fulmer in the Diocese of Oxford. From 1992 to 1998 he was the Vicar of St James’ Church, West Streatham, in the Diocese of Southwark.
Bishop of Winchester
Debbie Sellin bishop of Southampton acting Bishop of Winchester
Bishop of Worcester
As Holy Trinity is in the Diocese of Worcester a webpage is devoted to our Bishop.
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. 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-
Bishop of Carlisle
James William Scobie Newcome was born 24 July 1953 in Aldershot. As a result of his father's army postings, he spent time in Malta and Germany during his childhood. He then attended Marlborough College from 1966 to 1971. In 1971, he matriculated into Trinity College, Oxford to read modern history. From 1975 he studied at the University of Cambridge, where he read theology at Selwyn College, whilst also preparing for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was ordained deacon in 1978. His career began with a curacy at All Saints, Leavesden in the Diocese of St Albans, he was priested in 1979, and remained at All Saints until 1982. He was then appointed Vicar of Bar Hill and Dry Drayton in the Diocese of Ely in 1982. He became a tutor and lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Ethics and Integrating Theology at the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges from 1983 to 1988. He was Rural Dean of the North Stowe Deanery from 1988 to 1994. In 1994 he was appointed Canon Residentiary at Chester Cathedral also holding the Diocesan posts of Director of Ordinands from 1994 to 2000 and Director of Ministry, Education and Training from 1996 to 2002. He was formally appointed as Bishop of Penrith in March 2002. His succession as 67th Bishop of Carlisle was announced in May 2009, and he was enthroned later that year.
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-
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-
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
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-
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-
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.
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-
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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-
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. became warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham and in 2015, he was made an honorary canon of Durham Cathedral.
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 Sentamu, Archbishop 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.