Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury

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The Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire and was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534. The Bishop of Shrewsbury has particular episcopal oversight of the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Salop. The bishops suffragan of Shrewsbury have been area bishops since the Lichfield area scheme was instituted in 1992.[2]

The See is vacant following Mark Rylands' resignation in July 2018 to return to parish ministry.[3]

List of bishops

Anglican Bishops of Shrewsbury
From Until Incumbent Notes
1537 1561 Lewis Thomas Not appointed for diocese of Lichfield, but probably for the diocese of Llandaff.
1561 1888 in abeyance
1888 1905 Sir Lovelace Stamer, Bt
1905 1940 in abeyance
1940 1944 Eric Hamilton
1944 1959 Robert Hodson
1959 1970 William Parker
1970 1980 Francis Cocks
1980 1987 Leslie Lloyd Rees
1987 1994 John Davies First area bishop from 1992.
1994 2001 David Hallatt
2001 2009 Alan Smith Translated to St Albans
2009 2018 Mark Rylands Resigned July 2018.
Source(s): [1][4]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. ^ Diocese of Lichfield — Bishop Mark to bid farewell (Accessed 22 March 2018)
  4. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 288. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings
  • Bishop of Shrewsbury's page at Lichfield Diocese

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