Tony Porter

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Tony Porter
Bishop of Sherwood
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
In office2006–2020
Predecessor Alan Morgan
Orders
Ordination29 June 1977 (deacon)
by Bill Westwood
25 June 1978 (priest)
by Gerald Ellison
Consecration21 March 2006
by  John Sentamu
Personal details
Born (1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 68)
RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Denomination Anglican
Spouse
(m. 1974)
Childrenfour
Occupationauthor
Alma mater Hertford College, Oxford

Anthony "Tony" Porter (born 10 February 1952) is a retired Church of England bishop who served as the suffragan Bishop of Sherwood in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham from 2006 to 2020.

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Early life and education

Porter was born at RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire on 10 February 1952. He was one of four children of a building society manager. [1] He went to school at Gravesend Grammar School and university at Hertford College, Oxford, before training for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

Career

Porter was made a deacon at St Peter's Day (29 June) 1977, by Bill Westwood, Bishop of Edmonton, at John Keble Church, Mill Hill, [2] and ordained a priest the Petertide following (25 June 1978), by Gerald Ellison, Bishop of London, at St Paul's Cathedral. [3] From 1977–1980, Porter served his first curacy at Edgware Parish Church in the Diocese of London, and from 1980–1983 was curate at St Mary's Haughton Green in the Diocese of Manchester. From 1983–1987, he was priest in charge of Christ Church, Bacup, Lancashire, and was made vicar of that congregation in 1987.

In 1991, he was made rector of Holy Trinity Platt Church, Rusholme, Manchester. During his time in Manchester, he was also chaplain to both Manchester City F.C. and Greater Manchester Police, and became Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral in 2004.

On 4 November 2005, it was announced that Porter would be appointed to the episcopate as Bishop of Sherwood, the suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. [4] He was consecrated on 21 March 2006 in York Minster by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. [5] Porter was Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham from the translation of Paul Butler to Durham on 20 January [6] until he relinquished the additional role due to ill health on 9 April 2014. [7] Porter is retired effective 22 March 2020. [8]

Besides his clerical posts, Porter has also written several books. [1]

Marriage and family

Porter has been married since 1974, [9] and they have four children. [1] Porter enjoys sport, having played cricket and hockey for many years. [4]

Styles

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Southwell Diocese Press Release — City focus for new Bishop of Sherwood (Archived at , 2 March 2012; accessed 26 July 2017)
  2. "Petertide ordinations" . Church Times (#5968). 1 July 1977. p. 4. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 26 July 2017 via UK Press Online archives.
  3. "Ordinations" . Church Times (#6020). 30 June 1978. p. 8. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 26 July 2017 via UK Press Online archives.
  4. 1 2 Official notification of appointment Archived 10 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Diocese of Southwell — The Bishop of Sherwood". Archived from the original on 17 June 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. "Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham – Bishops (Archived, 2 January 2014)". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (Accessed 10 April 2014)
  7. Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham – Bishop Richard Inwood takes temporary charge (Accessed 10 April 2014)
  8. "Porter, Anthony". Who's Who . ukwhoswho.com. 2017 (November 2016 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 26 July 2017.(subscription or UK public library membership required)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alan Morgan
Bishop of Sherwood
2006–2020
Succeeded by
Andy Emerton