Spokesperson bishops in the Church of England

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Spokesperson bishops in the Church of England are bishops in the church who, additionally to their see, have an episcopal role relating to a particular sector, situation or group of people.

Bishops to Her Majesty's Prisons

The Bishop to Her Majesty's Prisons is an episcopal post relating to the church's chaplaincy to Her Majesty's Prison Service.

The post has been held, alongside a diocesan or suffragan see, by at least five bishops:

Bishops for Urban Life and Faith

The Bishop for Urban Life and Faith is an episcopal post relating to the church's outreach into urban communities.

The post has been held, alongside a diocesan or suffragan see, by two bishops since its 2006 creation:

Lead bishop on healthcare issues

On 20 October 2010, it was announced that James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle had been appointed lead bishop on healthcare issues.[2]

Lead bishop for religious communities

David Walker, Bishop of Dudley then of Manchester has been Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities since before November 2012;[3] as such he is described as lead bishop for religious communities.[4]

Chairs of the CMDDP

On 19 April 2013, it was announced that Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury had been appointed Chair of the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf and Disabled People (CMDDP).[5]

Bishops for Higher and Further Education

Since approximately May 2013, Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, has also been the Bishop for Higher and Further Education, a role relating to universities and colleges respectively.[6]

References

  1. ^ Archbishop of Canterbury – Bishop of Rochester to be next Bishop to Prisons (Accessed 18 November 2013)
  2. ^ Church of England – Bishop of Carlisle appointed as Lead Bishop on Healthcare Issues (Accessed 7 March 2014)
  3. ^ Towards Acknowledgement (Accessed 16 June 2015)
  4. ^ Church of England – The Church Commissioners (Accessed 7 March 2014)
  5. ^ "Bishop of Salisbury takes leading role in ministry of and among Deaf and disabled people". Church of England. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Church of England Higher Education Bulletin – May 2013


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