Bishop of Tonbridge

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The Bishop of Tonbridge is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Rochester in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] The title takes its name after Tonbridge, a market town in Kent; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888 by Order in Council dated 11 September 1958. [2] The bishop assists the diocesan Bishop of Rochester as well as having a particular ministry in the Archdeaconry of Tonbridge.

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The current bishop is Simon Burton-Jones, since his consecration on 3 July 2018. [3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Tonbridge
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19591968 Russell White (1896–1979)
19681972 David Halsey (1919–2009). Translated to Carlisle
19731982 Philip Goodrich (1929–2001). Translated to Worcester
19821993 David Bartleet (1929–2002)
19932002 Brian Smith (b. 1943). Translated to Edinburgh
20022015 Brian Castle (b. 1949) Retired 31 October 2015. [4] [5]
20152018vacant
2018present Simon Burton-Jones (b. 1962) Consecrated 3 July 2018.
Source(s): [1]

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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. "No. 41495". The London Gazette . 12 September 1958. p. 5597.
  3. Diocese of Rochester — New Bishop of Tonbridge Announced (Accessed 27 March 2018)
  4. "Gazette: Appointments" . Church Times (#7930). 13 March 2015. p. 34. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. Brian Castle — Retirement as Bishop of Tonbridge Archived 2015-08-29 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 4 September 2015)