English Diocesan See Vacancies

in reverse order of the announcement of the vacancy

See retiring bishop see vacant from comments by* Vacancy in See
Committee
main meeting
CNC meetings new bishop announced election
confirmed
homage
paid to the
Queen
consecrated
Oxford John Pritchard 31 Oct 2014                
Gloucester Michael Perham 21 Nov 2014                
Southwell and Nottingham Paul Butler 20 Jan 2014     3 Nov 2014
2/3 Dec 2014
         
Ripon and Leeds John Packer 31 Jan 2014 vacancy not to be filled - diocese ceases to exist at Easter 2014        
Leeds new diocese Easter 2014 3 Oct 2013   12 Nov 2013
9/10 Jan 2014
Nick Baines 4 Feb 2014 8 Jun 2014    
St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Nigel Stock Oct 2013 7 Apr 2014   11 Sept 2014
15/16 Oct 2014
         
Guildford Christopher Hill 1 Dec 2013 21 Mar 2014 11 Dec 2013 11 June 2014
21/22 July 2014
         
Europe ** Geoffrey Rowell 8 Nov 2013 8 Dec 2013   6 Feb 2014
10/11 Mar 2014
         
Hereford Anthony Priddis 25 Sept 2013 17 Oct 2013   22 Jan 2014
25/26 Feb 2014
1 May 2014
6 June 2014
         
Liverpool James Jones 18 Aug 2013 13 Dec 2013 3 Dec 2013 6 Mar 2014
1/2 Apr 2014
         
Exeter Michael Langrish 31 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2013   18 Oct 2013
6/7 Nov 2013
Robert Atwell
(Bishop of Stockport)
21 Jan 2014 30 Apr 2014    
Durham Justin Welby 4 Feb 2013 11 Mar 2013   8 May 2013
6/7 June 2013
Paul Butler
(Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham)
12 Sept 2013 20 Jan 2014 11 Feb 2014  
Bath & Wells Peter Price 1 July 2013 20 May 2013 9 Apr 2013 18 July 2013
3/4 Oct 2013
Peter Hancock
Bishop of Basingstoke
10 Dec 2013 4 Mar 2014    
Manchester Nigel McCulloch 18 Jan 2013 14 Jan 2013   11 Mar 2013
19/20 Apr 2013
25/26 Apr 2013
David Walker
(Bishop of Dudley)
5 Jun 2013 7 Oct 2013 20 Nov 2013  
Canterbury Rowan Williams 1 Jan 2013 30 Apr 2012 3 May 2012   Justin Welby
(Bishop of Durham)
9 Nov 2012 4 Feb 2013 26 Feb 2013  
Blackburn Nicholas Reade 1 Nov 2012 28 Sept 2012   10 Jan 2013
30/31 Jan 2013
Julian Henderson
(Archdeacon of Dorking)
1 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2013 20 Nov 2013 10 Oct 2013
Chichester John Hind 30 Apr 2012 1 Nov 2011 23/24/25 Nov 2011 14 Feb 2012
7/8 Mar 2012
Martin Warner
(Bishop of Whitby)
3 May 2012 2 July 2012    
Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt 31 May 2011 31 Mar 2011 2 March 2011 9 June 2011
5/6 July 2011
Timothy Dakin
(General Secretary of
the Church Mission Society)
6 Sep 2011 14 Dec 2011   25 Jan 2012
Durham Tom Wright 1 Sept 2010 3 Dec 2010   23 Mar 2011
12/13 Apr 2011
Justin Welby
(Dean of Liverpool)
2 Jun 2011     28 Oct 2011
Lincoln John Saxbee 31 Jan 2011 31 Oct 2010   24 Feb 2011
14/15 Mar 2011
Christopher Lowson
(Director of Ministry at
the Archbishops’ Council)
15 Apr 2011     21 Sept 2011
Salisbury David Stancliffe 1 Oct 2010 28 May 2010   18 Nov 2010
8/9 Dec 2010

8 Dec 2010
10/11 Jan 2011
Nicholas Holtam
(Vicar of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields
in the diocese of London)
12 Apr 2011 21 Jul 2011   22 Jul 2011
Bradford David James 15 July 2010 30 Jun 2010 23 Jun 2010 30 Sep 2010
1/2 Nov 2010

8 Sep 2010
29/30 Sep 2010
Nicholas Baines
(Bishop of Croydon)
17 Dec 2010 1 Apr 2011    
Southwark Tom Butler 5 Mar 2010 12 Feb 2010   11 Jun 2010
5/6 Jul 2010
Christopher Chessun
(Bishop of Woolwich)
6 Oct 2010 17 Jan 2011    
Ely Anthony Russell 28 Feb 2010 7 Dec 2009   23 Mar 2010
20/21 Apr 2010
Stephen Conway
(Bishop of Ramsbury)
31 Aug 2010 6 Dec 2010    
Rochester Michael Nazir-Ali 1 Sept 2009 11 Dec 2009 11 Nov 2009 24 Feb 2010
18/19 Mar 2010
James Langstaff
(Bishop of Lynn)
22 Jun 2010      
Portsmouth Kenneth Stevenson 30 Sept 2009 25 Jun 2009 17 Jun 2009 9 Oct 2009
9/10 Nov 2009
Christopher Foster
(Bishop of Hertford)
9 Feb 2010      
Chelmsford John Gladwin 1 Sept 2009 21 Sept 2009   9 Dec 2009
14/15 Jan 2010
Stephen Cottrell
(Bishop of Reading)
22 Mar 2010 2 Sep 2010
6 Oct 2010
11 Nov 2010  
Peterborough Ian Cundy Bishop Cundy died
7 May 2009
20 Mar 2009 12 Mar 2009 10 Jun 2009
22/23 Jul 2009
Donald Allister
(Archdeacon of Chester)
5 Nov 2009     25 Mar 2010
Southwell
& Nottingham
George Cassidy 31 Aug 2009 12 Dec 2008   18 Feb 2009
2/3 Mar 2009
Paul Butler
(Bishop of Southampton)
29 Jun 2009      
Carlisle Graham Dow 30 Apr 2009 19 Nov 2008   21 Jan 2009
26/27 Feb 2009
James Newcome
(Bishop of Penrith)
28 May 2009      
St Albans Christopher Herbert 7 Jan 2009       Alan Smith
(Bishop of Shrewsbury)
13 Jan 2009 31 Mar 2009    
Sheffield Jack Nicholls 16 July 2008       Steven Croft 21 Oct 2008     25 Jan 2009

* date by which comments on the needs of the diocese or the wider church, or names of suggested candidates must be sent to the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments.

** Selecting a Bishop for the Diocese in Europe is a process very similar to English Dioceses except that it is not a Crown Appointment - the final decision is made by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London and a bishop nominated by the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council, acting jointly (section 6 of the Constitution refers). The Standing Committee of the Diocesan Synod acts as the Vacancy in See Committee for the Diocese and closely follows the Vacancy in See procedures as for all the other dioceses.

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