Bishop of Manchester
|First holder||James Prince Lee|
The Bishop of Manchester is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Manchester in the Province of York.
The current bishop is David Walker who was enthroned on 30 November 2013. The bishop's official residence is Bishopscourt, Broughton, Salford.
The Diocese of Manchester was founded in 1847. With the growth of the population in and around Manchester, the bishop appointed the first suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Hulme, in 1924 to assist in overseeing the diocese. Three years later a second was appointed, the Bishop of Middleton. After nearly sixty years, the third and final suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Bolton, was appointed in 1984.
|Bishops of Manchester|
|1848||1869||Died in office.|
|1870||1885||Died in office; in the ensuing vacancy, John Mitchinson was acting bishop.|
|1886||1903||Translated from Melbourne; retired; died 1915.|
|1903||1921||Translated from Coventry; retired; died 1937.|
|1921||1929||Translated to York then Canterbury; died in office 1944.|
|1929||1947||Translated from Chelmsford; retired; died 1953.|
|1947||1970||Retired; died 1972.|
|1970||1978||Translated to Oxford; retired; died 2002.|
|1979||1992||Retired; died 1996.|
|1993||2002||Translated from Wolverhampton; retired.|
|2002||2013||Translated from Wakefield.|
|2013||incumbent||Translated from Dudley|
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