Bishop of Tonbridge

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The Bishop of Tonbridge is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Rochester in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after Tonbridge, a market town in Kent. The bishop assists the diocesan Bishop of Rochester as well as having a particular ministry in the Archdeaconry of Tonbridge.

The See is vacant following the retirement of Brian Castle as Bishop of Tonbridge on 31 October 2015.[2][3]

List of bishops

Bishops of Tonbridge
From Until Incumbent Notes
1959 1968 Russell White (1896–1979)
1968 1972 David Halsey (1919–2009). Translated to Carlisle
1973 1982 Philip Goodrich (1929–2001). Translated to Worcester
1982 1993 David Bartleet (1929–2002)
1993 2002 Brian Smith (b. 1943). Translated to Edinburgh
2002 2015 Brian Castle (b. 1949) Retired 31 October 2015.[3]
2015 present vacant


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 949. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ "Gazette: Appointments". Church Times (#7930). 13 March 2015. p. 34. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 September 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b Brian Castle — Retirement as Bishop of Tonbridge (Accessed 4 September 2015)

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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