Bishop of Bradwell

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The Bishop of Bradwell is an episcopal title used by an area bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford, in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] The title takes its name after the town of Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex; the See was erected by Order in Council dated 20 December 1967. [2]

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The bishops of Bradwell have been Area Bishops since the Chelmsford area scheme was erected in 1983. [3] The Bishop of Bradwell has in his episcopal area 182 churches in 140 parishes. The Bishop of Bradwell's Area – the Bradwell Episcopal Area - comprises nine Deaneries in two Archdeaconries - Chelmsford and Southend. The Archdeaconry of Chelmsford comprises the Deaneries of Brentwood, Chelmsford North, Chelmsford South, and Maldon & Dengie. The Archdeaconry of Southend comprises the Deaneries of Thurrock, Basildon, Hadleigh, Rochford, and Southend-on-Sea.

The Bishop of Bradwell has his house and office base in Horndon-on-the-Hill. The current bishop is John Perumbalath. On 18 October 2022, it was announced that Perumbalath is to be translated to Liverpool. [4]

List of the bishops

Bishops of Bradwell
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19681973 Neville Welch
19731976 John Gibbs Translated to Coventry
19761993 Derek Bond First area bishop from 1983.
19932011 Laurie Green
20122017 John Wraw Previously Archdeacon of Wilts; died in post, 25 July 2017.
2018present John Perumbalath Previously Archdeacon of Barking; Announced 9 March 2018; consecrated 3 July; [5] to translate to Liverpool, 2022/3. [4]
Source(s): [1]

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John Perumbalath is a bishop in the Church of England. He has been Bishop of Bradwell in the Diocese of Chelmsford, since 3 July 2018. He had previously been Archdeacon of Barking in the same Diocese from 2013 to 2018. Perumbalath comes from the ancient Christian community in Kerala, South India. He moved to north India for higher studies and then teaching. He was ordained in the Church of North India in 1994. As Bishop of Bradwell he has oversight of 182 churches in an area covering mid and south Essex consisting of six boroughs/District Councils and two unitary authorities. In October 2022, it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II had, before her death, approved his appointment as Bishop of Liverpool.

References

  1. 1 2 Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. pp. 945–946. ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. "No. 44479". The London Gazette . 21 December 1967. p. 14052.
  3. "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Announcing the next Bishop of Liverpool". Diocese of Liverpool. 18 October 2022. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  5. Diocese of Chelmsford web-site