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Church of England: Bishops

Question for Church Commissioners

UIN 75759, tabled on 1 November 2022

To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, how many provincial episcopal visitors there were in the Church of England in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

21 November 2022

The Church of England has three provincial episcopal visitors, the Bishops of Richborough, Ebbsfleet and Beverley. These posts have been held by the following individuals in the last ten years:

Year

Richborough

Ebbsfleet

Beverley

2012

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Baker

Rt Revd Martyn Jarrett (retired 01.10.12)

2013

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Baker (translated 13.2.13) /Jonathan Goodall (consecrated 25.9.13)

Rt Revd Glyn Webster (consecrated 25.01.13)

2014

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2015

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2016

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2017

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2018

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2019

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2020

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2021

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall (resigned role 08.09.21)

Rt Revd Glyn Webster

2022

Rt Revd Norman Banks

Vacancy until early 2023 (the role will transfer to the Bishop of Oswestry)

Rt Revd Glyn Webster (retired 06.01.22)
Fr Stephen Race appointed (consecration 30.11.22)

The former Bishop of Maidstone (now retired) is also recorded as having an informal role as a ‘Complementarian’ Bishop in 62 of the parishes under the oversight of a Diocesan or Suffragan bishop where he was “invited to be involved as issues arose”. It is expected that the See of Ebbsfleet will take up these duties when a new bishop is appointed.

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