Bishop of Taunton

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The Bishop of Taunton is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Bath and Wells, in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] The title was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534 and takes its name after Taunton, the county town of Somerset.

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Ruth Worsley was consecrated Bishop of Taunton [2] on 29 September 2015. [3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Taunton
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
15381559 William Finch
15591911in abeyance
19111931 Charles de Salis Archdeacon of Taunton; became Assistant Bishop of Bath and Wells
19311945 George Hollis
19451955 Harry Thomas
19551961 Mark Hodson Translated to Hereford
19621977 Francis West
19771985 Peter Nott Translated to Norwich
19861992 Nigel McCulloch Translated to Wakefield
19921997 Richard Lewis Translated to St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
19971998 Will Stewart Died in office
19982006 Andy Radford Died in office
20062015 Peter Maurice Retired 30 April 2015. [4]
29 September 2015present Ruth Worsley [3]
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References

  1. 1 2 Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 949. ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. Diocese of Bath & Wells — Ruth Worsley announced as next Bishop of Taunton (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  3. 1 2 Diocese of Bath & Wells — Bishops & Archdeacons (Accessed 4 September 2015)
  4. Diocese of Bath & Wells – Bishop of Taunton announces retirement Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 4 September 2014)