The Bishop of Grantham is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Lincoln, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after the market town of Grantham in Lincolnshire.

Nicholas Chamberlain was consecrated Bishop of Grantham on 19 November 2015.[2] In 2016, Chamberlain announced he is gay and in a partnership, becoming the first bishop so to do in the Church of England.[3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Grantham
From Until Incumbent Notes
1905 1920 Welbore MacCarthy
1920 1930 John Hine Archdeacon of Lincoln (from 1925); resigned his see and became an assistant bishop, at Swayne's request, to make way for Blackie.
1930 1935 Ernest Blackie Translated to Grimsby
1935 1937 Arthur Greaves Translated to Grimsby
1937 1949 Algernon Markham
1949 1965 Anthony Otter
1965 1972 Ross Hook Translated to Bradford
1972 1987 Dennis Hawker
1987 1997 Bill Ind Translated to Truro
1997 2006 Alastair Redfern Translated to Derby
2006 26 September 2013 Tim Ellis Area bishop, 2010–2013
2013 2015 vacancy Upon Ellis' resignation, it was announced that the see was not to be filled.
2015 present Nicholas Chamberlain since his consecration on 19 November 2015.


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ Diocese of Lincoln — New Bishop of Grantham announced Archived 2015-10-05 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 8 September 2015)
  3. ^ correspondent, Harriet Sherwood Religion (2 September 2016). "Bishop of Grantham first C of E bishop to declare he is in gay relationship". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 3 September 2016.