Bishop of Lewes

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The Bishop of Lewes is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1][2] The title takes its name after Lewes, the county town of East Sussex. The bishops suffragan of Lewes were area bishops since the Chichester area scheme was erected in 1984 until 2013.[3] The bishop oversees the parishes in the county of East Sussex & the Brighton and Hove unitary authority, together with one parish in Kent.

List of bishops

Bishops of Lewes
From Until Incumbent Notes
1909 1914 Leonard Burrows Translated to Sheffield
1914 1920 Herbert Jones
1920 1926 Henry Southwell
1926 1928 Thomas Cook
1928 1929 William Streatfeild [4]
1929 1946 Hugh Hordern
1946 1959 Geoffrey Warde
1959 1977 Lloyd Morrell
1977 1992 Peter Ball First area bishop from 1984; translated to Gloucester. Pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault and one of misconduct in a public office while Bishop of Lewes[5]
1992 1996 Ian Cundy Translated to Peterborough
1997 2012 Wallace Benn Retired on 31 October 2012; last area bishop until his retirement
2014 current Richard Jackson
Source(s): [1]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ The Diocese of Chichester: The Bishops Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 7 June 2008.
  3. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. ^ Noel Streatfeild's Life. Retrieved on 7 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Former bishop Peter Ball admits sex offences". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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