Bishop of Bolton

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The Bishop of Bolton is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Manchester, in the province of York, England. [1] The title takes its name after the town of Bolton in Greater Manchester; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888, by Order in Council dated 8 February 1984. [2]

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On 22 June 2016, it was announced that Mark Ashcroft, Archdeacon of Manchester, has been appointed the next Bishop of Bolton following his consecration, which duly occurred on 18 October 2016. [3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Bolton
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19841991 David Galliford (1925–2021) Previously Bishop of Hulme.
19911999 David Bonser [4] [5] (1934–2005)
19992007 David Gillett [6] (b. 1945)
200830 June 2016 Chris Edmondson [7] [8] (b. 1950) Retired.
18 October 2016present Mark Ashcroft [3] (b. 1954) Retiring during February 2023. [9]
Source(s): [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 945. ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. "No. 49649". The London Gazette . 16 February 1984. p. 2217.
  3. 1 2 Diocese of Manchester (22 June 2016). "The new Bishop of Bolton". Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  4. 'Much loved' bishop dies. The Bolton Evening News , first published 24 March 2005.
  5. Service for ex-Bishop of Bolton. The Bolton Evening News, first published 7 June 2005.
  6. "Farewell service for Bishop David". Bolton News. 9 January 2008.[ permanent dead link ]
  7. "New bishops in pledge". Manchester Evening News . 19 April 2010.
  8. "New Bishop of Bolton consecrated". Bolton News. 26 April 2008.[ permanent dead link ]
  9. "Bishop of Bolton to retire". Diocese of Manchester. Archived from the original on 19 July 2022. Retrieved 3 August 2022.