The Bishop of Brixworth is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Peterborough, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after the village of Brixworth in Northamptonshire and has shared responsibility (with the diocesan bishop) over the whole diocese.[2] Following a proposal initiated by Bill Westwood, Bishop of Peterborough in 1985,[3] and with the agreement of the General Synod of the Church of England in July 1987,[4] the See was erected by Queen-in-Council on 26 July 1988.[5]

The role is currently held by John Holbrook[6] since his 2 June 2011 consecration.[2]

List of Bishops of Brixworth

Bishops of Brixworth
From Until Incumbent Notes
1989 2001 Paul Barber
2002 2010 Frank White Translated to be Assistant Bishop of Newcastle
29 June 2011[2] present John Holbrook


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ a b c Diocese of Peterborough — Next Bishop of Brixworth announced Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Peterboro' to seek a suffragan". Church Times. No. 6380. 24 May 1985. p. 3. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 1 June 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  4. ^ "New suffragan see agreed". Church Times. No. 6492. 17 July 1987. p. 12. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 1 June 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ "No. 51444". The London Gazette. 18 August 1988. p. 9349.
  6. ^ Number 10 — Suffragan See of Brixworth