Bishop of Stepney

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The Bishop of Stepney is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of London, in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] The title takes its name after Stepney, an inner-city district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The post is held by Joanne Grenfell [2] whose consecration as bishop, and start of her tenure as Bishop of Stepney, was on 3 July 2019 at St Paul's Cathedral; [3] the principal consecrator was Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. [4]

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The first bishop was appointed to take responsibility for North and East London, which had been under the care of the Bishop of Bedford; the new See was erected because the retiring bishop Robert Billing retained the See of Bedford, and Stepney was a more obvious See for the suffragan for the East End. [5] In 1898, the new Bishop of Islington received responsibility for North London. [6] In the experimental area scheme of 1970, the bishop was given oversight of the deaneries of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, and Islington. [7] The Bishops suffragan of Stepney have been area bishops since the London area scheme was founded in 1979. [8]

List of bishops

Bishops of Stepney
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
18951897 GeorgeForrestBrowne2.jpg George Forrest Browne (1833–1930). Translated to Bristol
18971901 [9] Arthur Winnington-Ingram before 1939.png Arthur Winnington-Ingram (1858–1946). Translated to London
1901 [9] 1909 Bishop of Stepney.jpg Cosmo Gordon Lang (1864–1945). Translated to York, and later to Canterbury
19091919 Henry Luke Paget, Rotary.jpg Luke Paget (1853–1937). Formerly Bishop of Ipswich. Translated to Chester
19191928 Henry Mosley (bishop) (1).png Henry Mosley (1868–1948). Translated to Southwell
19281936 Charles Edward Curzon.png Charles Curzon (1878–1954). Translated to Exeter
19361952 Robert Hamilton Moberly.png Robert Moberly (1884–1978)
19521957 No image.svg Joost de Blank (1908–1968)
19571968 No image.svg Evered Lunt (1900–1982)
19681978 TrevorHuddlestonStatueBedford.JPG Trevor Huddleston (1913–1998). Translated to Mauritius
19781991 No image.svg Jim Thompson (1936–2003). First area bishop from 1979; translated to Bath and Wells
19921995 Richard Chartres Bishop of London.jpg Richard Chartres (b. 1947). Consecrated on 22 May 1992. Translated to London in 1995
19962002 Official portrait of The Lord Archbishop of York crop 2.jpg John Sentamu (b. 1949). Translated to Birmingham, and later to York
20032010 No image.svg Stephen Oliver (b. 1948) Retired 6 July 2010
20102011 Pete Broadbent
Bishop of Willesden
Acted as Bishop of Stepney from 7 July 2010, [10] [11] effectively suspended from 23 November 2010 to 10 January 2011, [11] resumed as Acting Bishop until 22 July 2011.
20112018 No image.svg Adrian Newman [12] [13] (b. 1958) Resigned on 31 October 2018 on health grounds. [14]
20182019 Pete Broadbent
Bishop of Willesden
Acting as Bishop of Stepney from 31 October 2018 until Grenfell's consecration. [14]
2019present No image.svg Joanne Grenfell Since 3 July 2019 consecration. [2]
Source(s): [1]

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  9. 1 2 "No. 27308". The London Gazette . 26 April 1901. p. 2855.
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  11. 1 2 Diocese of London — Ad clerum: The Bishop of Willesden Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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  14. 1 2 Bishop of Stepney to step down (Accessed 24 July 2018)