The Bishop of Sherwood is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the Royal forest of Sherwood in Nottinghamshire; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888 by Order in Council dated 18 May 1965.[2]

List of bishops

Bishops of Sherwood
From Until Incumbent Notes
1965 1975 Kenneth Thompson
1975 1988 Dick Darby
1989 2004 Alan Morgan
2006 2020 Tony Porter Also acting diocesan bishop, 20 January – 9 April 2014;[3][4] retired 22 March 2020.[5]
2020 present Andy Emerton Announced 11 March 2020;[6] consecration scheduled for 21 May[7] (postponed); licensed as "Bishop of Sherwood (designate)" on 1 July;[8] and consecrated 21 September
Source(s):[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "No. 43654". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 May 1965. p. 4859.
  3. ^ Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham – Bishops (Archived, 2 January 2014) (Accessed 10 April 2014)
  4. ^ Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham – Bishop Richard Inwood takes temporary charge (Accessed 10 April 2014)
  5. ^ "Bishop Tony announces plans to retire in 2020". 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Suffragan See of Sherwood: 11 March 2020". GOV.UK. Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Dean of pioneering training college to be new Bishop of Sherwood". 11 March 2020.
  8. ^ @andyemerton (1 July 2020). "Successfully licensed as Bishop of..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.