The Bishop of Edmonton is an episcopal title used by an area bishop of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after Edmonton, an area in the North of the London Borough of Enfield; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888 by Order in Council dated 29 May 1970.[2]

The See was erected in order to take oversight of a new fourth suffragan area (initially the deaneries of North and South Camden, Central and West Barnet, East and West Haringey, and Enfield)[3] created by the diocese's 1970 experimental area scheme;[4] bishops suffragan of Edmonton have been area bishops since the London area scheme was founded in 1979.[5] On 9 July 2015, it was announced that Rob Wickham was to become the next area bishop from his consecration on 23 September of that year.[6]

The episcopal title of "Bishop of Edmonton" is one of three that are duplicated in the Anglican Communion. The other Bishop of Edmonton is a diocesan bishop in Canada.[citation needed]

List of bishops

Bishops of Edmonton
From Until Incumbent Notes
1970 1975 Alan Rogers (1907-2003)
1975 1984 Bill Westwood (1925-1999). First area bishop from 1979; translated to Peterborough
1985 1998 Brian Masters (1932-1998). Died in office. Formerly Bishop of Fulham
March 1999[7] 31 December 2014[8] Peter Wheatley (b. 1947). Formerly Archdeacon of Hampstead; retired at the end of 2014
2014 2015 Pete Broadbent, area Bishop of Willesden acting area bishop
23 September 2015 present Rob Wickham [6]
Source(s):[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "No. 45124". The London Gazette. 11 June 1970. p. 6515.
  3. ^ "London's new suffragan see". Church Times. No. 5599. 5 June 1970. p. 2. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  4. ^ "Virtual autonomy for London's 'area bishops'?". Church Times. No. 5584. 20 February 1970. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 September 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
    nb: the description of the "new suffragan's" area was either misreported in February 1970, or had changed by June.
  5. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b Diocese of London – Two new bishops and new archdeacon for London announced (Accessed 9 July 2015)
  7. ^ Bishop of Edmonton Archived December 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine; retrieved on 16 June 2008.
  8. ^ Thinking Anglicans – Bishop of Edmonton to retire (Accessed 19 July 2014)