Bishop of Loughborough

Last updated

The Bishop of Loughborough is an episcopal title used by the sole suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Leicester in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1]

Contents

From 1987 to 2017, the Assistant Bishop of Leicester was an episcopal title used by the sole stipendiary assistant bishop (effectively suffragan bishop) of the Diocese of Leicester. The title took its name as the bishop who assisted the diocesan Bishop of Leicester. The role was created following the 1986 refusal of a request to create a suffragan bishop for the diocese, and was filled from then only with ad hoc funding arrangements for four bishops already in episcopal orders. [2] Boyle was the only incumbent to serve on a full-time basis. [3]

On 26 November 2016, Leicester Diocesan Synod approved a proposal to replace the Assistant Bishop post with a new suffragan bishop role of Bishop suffragan of Loughborough, following Boyle's retirement in 2017, with the expectation that this could be completed by the end of that year. [4] [5] The proposal was accepted by General Synod in February 2017 and the See was erected by Order of the Privy Council on 12 April 2017. [6]

The bishop's residence is Bishop's House, Rothley, in Charnwood. [7]

List of bishops

Assistant Bishops of Leicester
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19871995 Godfrey Ashby
19952001 Bill Down Formerly Bishop of Bermuda [8]
20012005vacant [2]
20052007 John Austin Retired Bishop of Aston
20072009vacant [2]
20092017 Christopher Boyle Formerly the last British bishop of Northern Malawi; [9] [10] from 6 September 2009; [3] retired 31 May 2017. [11]
Bishops of Loughborough
20172021 Guli Francis-Dehqani Consecrated 30 November 2017; translated to Chelmsford 11 March 2021 [12]
2022present Saju Muthalaly Consecrated 25 January 2022. [13]

Other assistant bishops

Related Research Articles

A suffragan bishop is a type of bishop in some Christian denominations.

Diocese of Canterbury Diocese of the Church of England

The Diocese of Canterbury is a Church of England diocese covering eastern Kent which was founded by St. Augustine of Canterbury in 597. The diocese is centred on Canterbury Cathedral and is the oldest see of the Church of England.

A provincial episcopal visitor (PEV), popularly known as a flying bishop, is a Church of England bishop assigned to minister to many of the clergy, laity and parishes who on grounds of theological conviction, "are unable to receive the ministry of women bishops or priests". The system by which such bishops oversee certain churches is referred to as alternative episcopal oversight (AEO).

The Anglican Church of Mexico, originally known as Church of Jesus, is the Anglican province in Mexico and includes five dioceses. The interim primate is Enrique Treviño, Bishop of Cuernavaca. Although born in Mexico and not being the result of any foreign missionary effort, the shield of the denomination uses the colors representing Mexico as well as those of the Episcopal Church (US) recognizing its historical connection with the US church since obtaining the apostolic succession from the US-based Anglican church.

Diocese of Leicester Diocese of the Church of England

The Diocese of Leicester is a Church of England diocese based in Leicester and including the current county of Leicestershire. The cathedral is Leicester Cathedral, where the Bishop of Leicester has his episcopal chair.

Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Diocese of the Church of England

The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is a Church of England diocese in the Province of York, headed by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. It covers all the English county of Nottinghamshire and a few parishes in South Yorkshire. It is bordered by the dioceses of Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Sheffield. The cathedral, Southwell Minster, is in the small town of Southwell, 15 miles north of Nottingham.

Anglican Diocese of Liverpool Diocese of the Church of England

The Diocese of Liverpool is a Church of England diocese based in Liverpool, covering Merseyside north of the River Mersey, part of West Lancashire, part of Wigan in Greater Manchester, Widnes and part of Warrington and in Cheshire. The cathedral is Liverpool Cathedral and the bishop is the Bishop of Liverpool. The diocese was formed on 9 April 1880 from part of the Diocese of Chester.

An assistant bishop in the Anglican Communion is a bishop appointed to assist a diocesan bishop.

Anglican Church of South America South American religious congregation

The Anglican Church of South America is the ecclesiastical province of the Anglican Communion that covers six dioceses in the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

Anglican ministry

The Anglican ministry is both the leadership and agency of Christian service in the Anglican Communion. "Ministry" commonly refers to the office of ordained clergy: the threefold order of bishops, priests and deacons. More accurately, Anglican ministry includes many laypeople who devote themselves to the ministry of the church, either individually or in lower/assisting offices such as lector, acolyte, sub-deacon, Eucharistic minister, cantor, musicians, parish secretary or assistant, warden, vestry member, etc. Ultimately, all baptized members of the church are considered to partake in the ministry of the Body of Christ.

Episcopal Church of Cuba

The Episcopal Church of Cuba is the diocese consisting of the entire country of Cuba in the Episcopal Church. From 1966 to 2020, it was an extra-provincial part of the Anglican Communion. As of 2016, it had about 10,000 members in forty-six parishes, including the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Havana.

The Diocese of Polynesia, or the Tikanga Pasefika serves Anglicans in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, within the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The diocese's first bishop was consecrated in 1908. The diocese's cathedral is Holy Trinity Cathedral in Suva, Fiji.

The Bishop of Berwick is an episcopal title used by the suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle in the Province of York, England.

Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion Women becoming Anglican clergy

The ordination of women in the Anglican Communion has been increasingly common in certain provinces since the 1970s. Several provinces, however, and certain dioceses within otherwise ordaining provinces, continue to ordain only men. Disputes over the ordination of women have contributed to the establishment and growth of progressive tendencies, such the Anglican realignment and Continuing Anglican movements.

Anglican Diocese of Leeds Diocese of the Church of England

The Anglican Diocese of Leeds is a diocese of the Church of England, in the Province of York. It is the largest diocese in England by area, comprising much of western Yorkshire: almost the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, the town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, and most of the parts of County Durham, Cumbria and Lancashire which lie within the historic boundaries of Yorkshire. It includes the cities of Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Ripon. It was created on 20 April 2014 following a review of the dioceses in Yorkshire and the dissolution of the dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds, and Wakefield.

Christopher John Boyle is a retired Anglican bishop. He was Bishop of Northern Malawi in the Church of the Province of Central Africa (2001–2009) and the last Assistant Bishop of Leicester in the Church of England (2009–2017).

The Bishop of Leicester was a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Peterborough in the Province of Canterbury.

Gulnar Eleanor "Guli" Francis-Dehqani is an Iranian-born British Anglican bishop who has been Bishop of Chelmsford since 2021. She previously served as the first Bishop of Loughborough, the sole suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Leicester, 2017–2021.

The Anglican dioceses of Mombasa are the Anglican presence in and around Mombasa and south-east Kenya; they are part of the Anglican Church of Kenya. The remaining dioceses of the Church are in the areas of Maseno, of Mount Kenya, and of Nakuru.

References

  1. Anglican Communion – Leicester
  2. 1 2 3 "GS 2052 – Creation of suffragan see for the Diocese of Leicester p. 8, paragraphs 3 and 4" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  3. 1 2 "News: Bishop moves from Malawi to Leicester" . Church Times . No. 7643. 11 September 2009. p. 6. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 1 February 2016 via UK Press Online archives.
  4. Diocese of Leicester – Synod supports creation of Suffragan Bishop (Accessed 19 December 2016)
  5. David Pocklington, "A new suffragan see for Loughborough" in Law & Religion UK, 30 November 2016,
  6. Privy Council Office – Orders, 12 April 2017 (Accessed 27 April 2017)
  7. "Anglican Communion: Position".
  8. The Memoir Club – Bill Down
  9. Conger – First African bishop of Northern Malawi consecrated
  10. "Diocese of Leicester – Asst Bishop". Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  11. Diocese of Leicester – Christopher announces retirement (Accessed 20 January 2017)
  12. "Diocese of Leicester – Persian woman appointed as first Bishop of Loughborough". Archived from the original on 26 September 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  13. "Bells ring out as Saju and Lusa are consecrated bishops at St Paul's Cathedral". Diocese of Leicester. Archived from the original on 26 January 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.