The Bishop of Ipswich was an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Norwich, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1]

The first Bishop of Ipswich was created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534, and the title took its name after the county town of Ipswich in Suffolk. After the first suffragan bishop, the position fell into abeyance. It was revived in 1899, with two more suffragan bishops, but eventually, through reorganisation within the Church of England in 1914, Ipswich became part of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

List of bishops

Suffragan Bishops of Ipswich
From Until Incumbent Notes
1536 1538 Thomas Manning Consecrated on 19 March 1536.[2] He does not appear to have acted as a suffragan bishop in diocese of Norwich.[3]
1538 1899 in abeyance During this period, Thomas Wagstaffe was consecrated as nonjuring bishop of Ispwich on 24 February 1694. He died on 17 October 1712.
1899 1906 George Fisher [4] Formerly Bishop of Southampton
1906 1909 Luke Paget [5] Translated to Stepney
1909 1914 Suffragan see vacant
In 1914, Ipswich became part of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 288. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  3. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  4. ^ New Bishop Suffragan of Ipswich, The Times, Monday, May 15, 1899; pg. 11; Issue 35829; col E.
  5. ^ Prebendary H. L. Paget to be next Suffragan Bishop of Ipswich, The Times, Monday, January 29, 1906; pg. 6; Issue 37929; col C.