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Anglican Bishop of Southwark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bishop of Southwark
Bishopric
anglican
Incumbent:
Christopher Chessun
Location
Ecclesiastical provinceCanterbury
ResidenceBishop's House, Streatham
Information
Established1905
DioceseSouthwark
CathedralSt Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark

The Bishop of Southwark (/ˈsʌðərk/ (listen) SUDH-ərk)[1] is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Southwark in the Province of Canterbury.[2][3]

Until 1877, Southwark had been part of the Diocese of Winchester when it was transferred to the Diocese of Rochester. In 1891, the Bishop of Rochester appointed Huyshe Yeatman-Biggs the only suffragan bishop of Southwark and an ancient parish church in Southwark was restored to become a pro-cathedral in 1897, which later became Southwark Cathedral.[2] The bishop's residence is Bishop's House, Streatham.[4]

On 1 May 1905,[5] the Diocese of Southwark was created and covers Greater London south of the River Thames and east Surrey, broadly defined.[2] The Bishop of Southwark is assisted by the suffragan bishops of Croydon, of Kingston and of Woolwich who each oversee an episcopal area of the diocese.[6]

The current and previous bishops have been cited in canonical practice in its interpretation as "valid but irregular" of three ordinations of candidates ordained abroad, associated with a conservative evangelical church-forming group, the Anglican Mission in England, having expressed, in the church's view, extreme views on a complex subject.[7][8]

The current bishop is Christopher Chessun, the 10th Bishop of Southwark, who signs +Christopher Southwark. He had previously been the area Bishop of Woolwich (2005–2011). When the post-holder ranks among the longest-serving 21 bishops heading a diocese, he or she will qualify for a place in the House of Lords, joining the other five who qualify ex officio, including the two archbishops.

List of bishops

Diocesan Bishops of Southwark
From Until Incumbent Notes
1905 1911
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Edward Talbot
Translated from Rochester, translated to Winchester
1911 1919
Hubert Murray Burge by George Harcourt.jpg
Hubert Burge
Translated to Oxford
1919 1932
Cyril-Forster-Garbett.jpg
Cyril Garbett
Translated to Winchester, and later to York
1932 1941
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Richard Parsons
Translated from Middleton, translated to Hereford
1942 1959
No image.svg
Bertram Simpson
Translated from Kensington
1959 1980
No image.svg
Mervyn Stockwood
1980 1991
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Ronald Bowlby
Translated from Newcastle
1991 1998
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Roy Williamson
Translated from Bradford
1998 2010
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Tom Butler
Translated from Leicester
2011 incumbent
Official portrait of The Lord Bishop of Southwark (cropped).jpg
Christopher Chessun
Translated from Woolwich
Source(s):[9][10]

Assistant bishops

Among those who have served as assistant bishops in the diocese have been:

References

  1. ^ "Southwark", in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World (1952), New York: Columbia University Press.
  2. ^ a b c Diocese of Southwark: History Archived January 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 100th edition, (2007), Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  4. ^ "Christopher Thomas James Chessun". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  5. ^ London Gazette. March 21, 1905.
  6. ^ Diocese of Southwark: Bishops and Officers Archived 2006-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 25 November 2008.
  7. ^ Petre, Jonathan (4 November 2005). "Evangelicals defy bishop by holding 'irregular' ordinations". Telegraph. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  8. ^ "A.M.I.E". Co-Mission. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Historical successions: Southwark". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  10. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (2003) [1986]. Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 274–275. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  11. ^ Blain, Michael. Blain Biographical Directory of Anglican clergy in the South Pacific — ordained before 1932 (2019) p. 268 (Accessed at Project Canterbury, 26 June 2019)
  12. ^ "Boys, John". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  13. ^ a b c "Barham, Edward Lawrence". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  14. ^ "The Trinity ordinations". Church Times. No. 3255. 12 June 1925. p. 715. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 26 May 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  15. ^ "Trinity ordinations". Church Times. No. 3306. 4 June 1926. p. 631. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 26 May 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  16. ^ "Farewell for new Bishop of Rwanda". Church Times. No. 5272. 28 February 1964. p. 16. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 26 May 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  17. ^ "Vockler, Brother John-Charles". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  18. ^ "Knapp-Fisher, Edward George". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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