Bishop of Lewes

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The Bishop of Lewes is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] [2] The title takes its name after Lewes, the county town of East Sussex. The bishops suffragan of Lewes were area bishops since the Chichester area scheme was erected in 1984 until 2013. [3] The bishop oversees the archdeaconries of Hastings & Brighton and Lewes.

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The present bishop, since July 2020, is Will Hazlewood.

List of bishops

Bishops of Lewes
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19091914 Leonard Burrows Translated to Sheffield
19141920 Herbert Jones
19201926 Henry Southwell
19261928 Thomas Cook
19281929 William Streatfeild [4]
19291946 Hugh Hordern
19461959 Geoffrey Warde
19591977 Lloyd Morrell
19771992 Peter Ball First area bishop from 1984; translated to Gloucester. Pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault and one of misconduct in a public office while Bishop of Lewes [5]
19921996 Ian Cundy Translated to Peterborough
19972012 Wallace Benn Retired on 31 October 2012; last area bishop until his retirement
20142020 Richard Jackson Translated to Hereford, 7 January 2020
2020present Will Hazlewood Consecrated 15 July 2020 (afternoon) [6]
Source(s): [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. The Diocese of Chichester: The Bishops Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved on 7 June 2008.
  3. "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. Noel Streatfeild's Life. Retrieved on 7 June 2008.
  5. "Former bishop Peter Ball admits sex offences". BBC Online . BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  6. "Downing Street announces new Bishops for Horsham and Lewes - Diocese of Chichester". www.chichester.anglican.org. Archived from the original on 29 April 2020.