Bishop at Lambeth

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The Bishop at Lambeth is a position within the hierarchy of the Church of England. It is a non-diocesan appointment in which an experienced bishop acts as head of staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Past and present bishops

Bishops at Lambeth
From Until Incumbent Notes
1984 1992 Ronald Gordon Previously Bishop of Portsmouth (1975–1984). Also became Bishop to the Forces (1985–1990).
1992 1994 John Yates Previously Bishop of Gloucester (1975 –1992).
1994 1999 Frank Sargeant Previously Bishop of Stockport (1984–1994).
1999 2004 Richard Llewellin Previously Bishop of Dover (1992–1999). Appointed in 1999.[1] Became Chairman of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA).[2]
2004 2013 vacant [3]
October 2013[4] 2017 Nigel Stock Previously Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich; retired during August 2017.[5]
6 September 2017 present Tim Thornton previously Bishop of Truro;[6] commissioned 6 September 2017.[7]


  1. ^ Honorary Fellowship Awarded To Bishop of Lambeth. Retrieved on 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ ASWA Committee & Officers. Retrieved on 23 August 2011.
  3. ^ Changing Attitude – The Southwark CNC
  4. ^ "Announcement of staff changes in the Archbishop's staff" (Press release). Lambeth Palace. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Archbishop of Canterbury — Nigel Stock announces retirement as Bishop at Lambeth (Accessed 17 March 2017)
  6. ^ Lambeth Palace — Tim Thornton announced as new Bishop at Lambeth (Accessed 4 April 2017)
  7. ^ Lambeth Palace — Tim Thornton commissioned as new Bishop at Lambeth (Accessed 9 September 2017)
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