Bishop of Edmonton (London)

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The Bishop of Edmonton is an episcopal title used by an area bishop of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] The title takes its name after Edmonton, an area in the North of the London Borough of Enfield; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888 by Order in Council dated 29 May 1970. [2]

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The See was erected in order to take oversight of a new fourth suffragan area (initially the deaneries of North and South Camden, Central and West Barnet, East and West Haringey, and Enfield) [3] created by the diocese's 1970 experimental area scheme; [4] bishops suffragan of Edmonton have been area bishops since the London area scheme was founded in 1979. [5] On 9 July 2015, it was announced that Rob Wickham was to become the next area bishop from his consecration on 23 September of that year. [6]

The episcopal title of "Bishop of Edmonton" is one of three that are duplicated in the Anglican Communion. The other Bishop of Edmonton is a diocesan bishop in Canada.[ citation needed ]

List of bishops

Bishops of Edmonton
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19701975 Alan Rogers (1907-2003)
19751984 Bill Westwood (1925-1999). First area bishop from 1979; translated to Peterborough
19851998 Brian Masters (1932-1998). Died in office. Formerly Bishop of Fulham
March 1999 [7] 31 December 2014 [8] Peter Wheatley (b. 1947). Formerly Archdeacon of Hampstead; retired at the end of 2014
20142015 Pete Broadbent, area Bishop of Willesden acting area bishop
23 September 2015present Rob Wickham [6]
Source(s): [1]

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  2. "No. 45124". The London Gazette . 11 June 1970. p. 6515.
  3. "London's new suffragan see" . Church Times . No. 5599. 5 June 1970. p. 2. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 4 January 2021 via UK Press Online archives.
  4. "Virtual autonomy for London's 'area bishops'?" . Church Times . No. 5584. 20 February 1970. p. 1. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 29 September 2020 via UK Press Online archives.
    nb: the description of the "new suffragan's" area was either misreported in February 1970, or had changed by June.
  5. "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  6. 1 2 Diocese of London – Two new bishops and new archdeacon for London announced (Accessed 9 July 2015)
  7. Bishop of Edmonton Archived December 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine ; retrieved on 16 June 2008.
  8. Thinking Anglicans – Bishop of Edmonton to retire (Accessed 19 July 2014)