Anglican Bishop of Lancaster

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For the Roman Catholic Bishop, see Roman Catholic Bishop of Lancaster.

The Anglican Bishop of Lancaster is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the traditional county town of Lancaster in Lancashire. The incumbent is Geoff Pearson.[2]

On 16 January 2017, it was announced that Pearson is to retire "in the summer" of 2017.[3]

List of Anglican bishops

Anglican Bishops of Lancaster
From Until Incumbent Notes
1936 1954 Benjamin Pollard Translated to Sodor and Man
1955 1975 Anthony Hoskyns-Abrahall
1975 1985 Dennis Page
1985 1989 Ian Harland Translated to Carlisle
1990 1997 Jack Nicholls Translated to Sheffield
1998 2006 Stephen Pedley
2006 2017 (announced) Geoff Pearson Retiring "summer" of 2017[3]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ Diocese of Blackburn — Bishop's Staff
  3. ^ a b Diocese of Blackburn — The Anglican Bishop of Lancaster announces his retirement (Accessed 16 January 2017)

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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