Bishop of Woolwich

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The Bishop of Woolwich is an episcopal title used by an area bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Southwark, in the Province of Canterbury, England. [1] [2]

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The title takes its name after Woolwich, a suburb of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Two of the best known former bishops are John A. T. Robinson, who was a major figure in Liberal Christianity, and David Sheppard, the former Sussex and England cricketer who went on to become the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. The bishops suffragan of Woolwich have been area bishops since the Southwark area scheme was founded in 1991. [3]

The incumbent is Karowei Dorgu, since his episcopal consecration on 17 March 2017. [4] [5] [6] [7]

List of bishops

Bishops of Woolwich
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19051918 John Leeke
19181932 William Hough
19321936 Arthur Preston
19361947 Leslie Lang
19471959 Robert Stannard
19591969 John Robinson
19691975 David Sheppard Translated to Liverpool
19751984 Michael Marshall
19841996 Peter Hall Formerly Rector of St Martin in the Bull Ring; first area bishop from 1991
19962005 Colin Buchanan Formerly Bishop of Aston
20052011 Christopher Chessun Translated to Southwark
20122016 Michael Ipgrave Nominated on 3 February 2012 [8] and consecrated on 21 March 2012; [9] translated to Lichfield 10 June 2016. [10]
17 March 2017present Karowei Dorgu [4] [5]
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. Diocesan web site Archived 2006-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. 1 2 "AMAZING! 58-year-old Nigerian ordained first black bishop in London (See photos)". 17 March 2017.
  5. 1 2 Diocese of Southwark — Bishop of Woolwich Appointed (Accessed 20 December 2016)
  6. #BishopKarowei Twitter
  7. Diocese of London — New Bishop of Woolwich announced Retrieved 20 December 2016
  8. "Two new Area Bishops for Southwark Diocese" (Press release). Diocese of Southwark. 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  9. "Episcopal Team completed in Southwark Diocese" (Press release). Diocese of Southwark. 21 March 2012. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  10. OurCofE twitter (Accessed 11 June 2016)