The Bishop of Aston is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Birmingham, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after Aston, an area of the City of Birmingham; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888, by Order in Council dated 15 July 1954.[2] The suffragan bishop of Aston assists the diocesan bishop of Birmingham, sharing Episcopal oversight throughout the diocese.[3]

Anne Hollinghurst became suffragan Bishop of Aston – the first woman to hold the post – upon her consecration on 29 September 2015.[4][5] The bishop's residence is Bishop's Lodge, Sutton Coldfield.

List of bishops

Bishops of Aston
From Until Incumbent Notes
1954 1961 Michael Parker Translated to Bradford.
1962 1972 David Porter
1972 1982 Mark Green
1982 1985 Michael Whinney Translated to Southwell.
1985 1989 Colin Buchanan Translated to Woolwich.
1989 1992 no appointment
1992 2005 John Austin [6]
2005 2008 no appointment
2008 2014 Andrew Watson [7] Translated to Guildford, 24 November 2014.
29 September 2015 present Anne Hollinghurst [4][5] Resignation scheduled for September 2024.[8]
Source(s):[9]

References

  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ "No. 40235". The London Gazette. 20 July 1954. p. 4257.
  3. ^ Birmingham Diocese – Director of Communications
  4. ^ a b Diocese of Birmingham — Anne Hollinghurst announced as next Bishop of Aston Archived 2 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  5. ^ a b Diocese of St Albans — St Albans Vicar to be Bishop of Aston (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  6. ^ Obituary: The Rt Revd John Austin Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 3 June 2008.
  7. ^ A September full of Promise and Expectation Archived 10 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.Retrieved on 2 September 2008.
  8. ^ "Anne Hollinghurst is announced as the new Principal of Queen's". Diocese of Birmingham. 10 April 2024. Archived from the original on 29 April 2024. Retrieved 29 April 2024.
  9. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 945. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.