Bishop of Bolton

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The Bishop of Bolton is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Manchester, in the province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Bolton in Greater Manchester.

On 22 June 2016, it was announced that Mark Ashcroft, Archdeacon of Manchester, has been appointed the next Bishop of Bolton following his consecration, which duly occurred on 18 October 2016.[2]

List of bishops

Bishops of Bolton
From Until Incumbent Notes
1984 1991 David Galliford (b. 1925). Formerly Bishop of Hulme
1991 1999 David Bonser [3][4] (1934–2005)
1999 2007 David Gillett [5] (b. 1945)
2008 30 June 2016 Chris Edmondson [6][7] (b. 1950) Retired.
18 October 2016 present Mark Ashcroft[2] (b. 1954)


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 945. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ a b Diocese of Manchester (22 June 2016). "The new Bishop of Bolton". Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  3. ^ 'Much loved' bishop dies. The Bolton Evening News, first published 24 March 2005.
  4. ^ Service for ex-Bishop of Bolton. The Bolton Evening News, first published 7 June 2005.
  5. ^ "Farewell service for Bishop David". Bolton News. 9 January 2008. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "New bishops in pledge". Manchester Evening News. 19 April 2010.
  7. ^ "New Bishop of Bolton consecrated". Bolton News. 26 April 2008. [permanent dead link]

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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