The Bishop to His Majesty's Prisons is an episcopal post in the Church of England relating to the church's chaplaincy to His Majesty's Prison Service. The bishop holds this role alongside their diocesan or suffragan see and works to support the Chaplain-General of Prisons.

List of bishops

Bishops to HM Prisons
From Until Incumbent Notes
1975 1985 John Cavell Also Bishop of Southampton.
1985 1985 Br Michael (Fisher) Also Bishop of St Germans.
1985 2001 Robert Hardy Also Bishop of Maidstone until 1987, thereafter of Lincoln
2001 2007 Peter Selby Also Bishop of Worcester.
2007 2013 James Jones Also Bishop of Liverpool.
2013 2020 James Langstaff Also Bishop of Rochester[1]
2020 present Rachel Treweek Also Bishop of Gloucester[2]

See also


  1. ^ Archbishop of Canterbury – Bishop of Rochester to be next Bishop to Prisons (Accessed 18 November 2013)
  2. ^ "Bishop of Gloucester takes on new national role for prisons".