The Bishop of Kensington 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 Bishop of Kensington is responsible for a part of Greater London, including Kensington, Hounslow, Hampton, Hammersmith and Fulham, plus the Spelthorne district in Surrey.

In February 1903, the first bishop received care of the rural deaneries of Westminster, Hampton, and Uxbridge from assistant bishop Alfred Barry,[2] who had in turn taken over responsibility for "West London" from the Bishop of Marlborough in 1900.[3] In 1906, Ridgeway moved to a house on Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington.[4] In the experimental area scheme of 1970, the bishop was given oversight of the deaneries of Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Hampton, Staines and Hounslow.[5] The bishops suffragan of Kensington have been area bishops since the London area scheme was founded in 1979.[6]

List of bishops

Bishops of Kensington
From Until Incumbent Notes
1901 1911 Frederick Ridgeway (1875–1921). Translated to Salisbury
1911 1932 John Maud (1860–1932). Died in post.
1932 1942 Bertram Simpson (1883–1971). Translated to Southwark
1942 1949 Henry Montgomery Campbell (1887–1970). Formerly Bishop of Willesden. Translated to Guildford
1949 1961 Cyril Easthaugh (1897–1988). Translated to Peterborough
1962 1964 Edward Roberts (1908–2001). Formerly Bishop of Malmesbury. Translated to Ely
1964 1980 Ronald Goodchild (1910–1998) First area bishop from 1979.
1981 1987 Mark Santer (b. 1936). Translated to Birmingham
1987 1994 John Hughes (1935–1994) Died in office 19 August 1994.
1994 1996 no appointment
1996 2008 Michael Colclough (b. 1944). Moved to become Canon Residentiary and Canon Pastor at St Paul's Cathedral
2009 2015 Paul Williams[7] Translated to Southwell & Nottingham 11 May 2015.[8]
23 September 2015 present Graham Tomlin [9] Consecrated 23 September 2015;[10] intends to resign August 2022.[11]
Source(s):[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "Church news". Church Times. No. 2089. 6 February 1903. p. 170. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 19 September 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  3. ^ "Church news". Church Times. No. 1951. 15 June 1900. p. 690. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 19 September 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  4. ^ "Church news. Personal". Church Times. No. 2283. 26 October 1906. p. 518. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 10 January 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  7. ^ The Daily Telegraph Issue no 47,759 (dated Saturday 20 December 2008) Appointments in the clergy p 26
  8. ^ Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham — Election of new Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham confirmed (Accessed 24 May 2015)
  9. ^ Diocese of London – Graham Tomlin announced as the new Bishop of Kensington (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  10. ^ Diocese of London – A new Bishop of Kensington (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  11. ^ "Bishop Graham to step down this Summer". Diocese of London. 16 February 2022. Archived from the original on 17 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.