The Bishop of Bolton is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Manchester, in the province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Bolton in Greater Manchester; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888, by Order in Council dated 8 February 1984.[2]

On 22 June 2016, it was announced that Mark Ashcroft, Archdeacon of Manchester, has been appointed the next Bishop of Bolton following his consecration, which duly occurred on 18 October 2016.[3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Bolton
From Until Incumbent Notes
1984 1991 David Galliford (1925–2021) Previously Bishop of Hulme.
1991 1999 David Bonser [4][5] (1934–2005)
1999 2007 David Gillett [6] (b. 1945)
2008 30 June 2016 Chris Edmondson [7][8] (b. 1950) Retired.
18 October 2016 present Mark Ashcroft[3] (b. 1954)
Source(s):[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 945. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "No. 49649". The London Gazette. 16 February 1984. p. 2217.
  3. ^ a b Diocese of Manchester (22 June 2016). "The new Bishop of Bolton". Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  4. ^ 'Much loved' bishop dies. The Bolton Evening News, first published 24 March 2005.
  5. ^ Service for ex-Bishop of Bolton. The Bolton Evening News, first published 7 June 2005.
  6. ^ "Farewell service for Bishop David". Bolton News. 9 January 2008.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "New bishops in pledge". Manchester Evening News. 19 April 2010.
  8. ^ "New Bishop of Bolton consecrated". Bolton News. 26 April 2008.[permanent dead link]