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The Bishop of Buckingham is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name from the historic county town of Buckingham; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888, by Order in Council dated 22 November 1913.[2] The bishops suffragan of Buckingham have been area bishops since the Oxford area scheme was founded in 1984.[3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Buckingham
From Until Incumbent Notes
1914 1921 Edward Shaw became Assistant Bishop and Archdeacon of Oxford
1921 1944 Philip Eliot
1944 1960 Robert Hay
1960 1964 Gordon Savage Translated to Southwell
1964 1974 Christopher Pepys
1974 1994 Simon Burrows First area bishop from 1984.
1994 1998 Colin Bennetts Translated to Coventry
1998 2003 Mike Hill Translated to Bristol
2003 present Alan Wilson


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "No. 28776". The London Gazette. 25 November 1913. p. 8496.
  3. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.