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Toby Matthew Howarth (born 12 July 1962) [1] is a Church of England bishop. He is the current and first area [2] of Bishop of Bradford in the Diocese of Leeds. [3]

Howarth was educated at Yale University and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; and ordained in 1990. He studied at Birmingham University for his MA. [4] His first post was a curacy at Derby, after which he was with Crosslinks in India then the Netherlands. He was a tutor at Selly Oak College from 2000 until 2004; and Priest in charge at St Christopher's Church, Springfield from then until 2011. He was then the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for International Relations until his elevation to the episcopate. [5]

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  1. "Howarth, Toby Matthew" . Who's Who . Vol. 2017 (November 2016 online ed.). A & C Black. Retrieved 21 December 2016.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. From 1919 until 2014 Bradford was a discrete diocese
  3. "Huddersfield's first ever bishop named as Jonathan Gibbs". BBC News. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. "Suffragan Bishop of Bradford: Toby Matthew Howarth".
  5. Crockford's on-line accessed 3 December 2014