Bishop of Aston

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The Bishop of Aston is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Birmingham, in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] The title takes its name after Aston, an area of the City of Birmingham; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888, by Order in Council dated 15 July 1954. [2] The suffragan bishop of Aston assists the diocesan bishop of Birmingham, sharing Episcopal oversight throughout the diocese. [3]

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Anne Hollinghurst became suffragan Bishop of Aston – the first woman to hold the post – upon her consecration on 29 September 2015. [4] [5] The bishop's residence is Bishop's Lodge, Sutton Coldfield.

List of bishops

Bishops of Aston
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19541961 Michael Parker Translated to Bradford.
19621972 David Porter
19721982 Mark Green
19821985 Michael Whinney Translated to Southwell.
19851989 Colin Buchanan Translated to Woolwich.
19891992no appointment
19922005 John Austin [6]
20052008no appointment
20082014 Andrew Watson [7] Translated to Guildford, 24 November 2014.
29 September 2015present Anne Hollinghurst [4] [5]
Source(s): [8]

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References

  1. Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing ( ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. "No. 40235". The London Gazette . 20 July 1954. p. 4257.
  3. Birmingham Diocese – Director of Communications
  4. 1 2 Diocese of Birmingham — Anne Hollinghurst announced as next Bishop of Aston (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  5. 1 2 Diocese of St Albans — St Albans Vicar to be Bishop of Aston (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  6. Obituary: The Rt Revd John Austin. Retrieved on 3 June 2008.
  7. A September full of Promise and Expectation.Retrieved on 2 September 2008.
  8. Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 945. ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0.