Bishop of Bradwell

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The Bishop of Bradwell is an episcopal title used by an area bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex.

The bishops suffragan of Bradwell have been area bishops since the Chelmsford area scheme was erected in 1983.[2] The Bishop of Bradwell has in his episcopal area 175 churches in 137 parishes. The Bishop of Bradwell’s Area – the Bradwell Episcopal Area - comprises nine Deaneries in two Archdeaconries - Chelmsford and Southend. The Archdeaconry of Chelmsford comprises the Deaneries of Brentwood, Chelmsford North, Chelmsford South, and Maldon & Dengie. The Archdeaconry of Southend comprises the Deaneries of Basildon, Hadleigh, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, and Thurrock.

The Bishop of Bradwell has his house and office base in Horndon-on-the-Hill. The current bishop is John Perumbalath.

List of the bishops

Bishops of Bradwell
From Until Incumbent Notes
1968 1973 Neville Welch
1973 1976 John Gibbs Translated to Coventry
1976 1993 Derek Bond First area bishop from 1983.
1993 2011 Laurie Green
2012 2017 John Wraw Previously Archdeacon of Wilts; died in post, 25 July 2017.
2018 present John Perumbalath Announced 9 March 2018; consecrated 3 July.[3]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. pp. 945–946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. ^ Diocese of Chelmsford web-site

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings
  • Chelmsford diocese: Bradwell Area Fact Sheet
  • Chelmsford diocese: Our area bishops
  • Chelmsford diocese: Map of Episcopal Areas, Archdeaneries and Deaneries[permanent dead link]

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