Norman Banks (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Norman Banks
Bishop of Richborough (AEO)
Church Church of England
Province Canterbury
Diocese Canterbury
Predecessor Keith Newton
Other posts Vicar of Walsingham (2000–2011)
Ordination 1983
Consecration 16 June 2011[1]
by Rowan Williams
Personal details
Born (1954-04-04) 4 April 1954 (age 64)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford

Norman Banks SSC (born 4 April 1954) is an Anglican bishop. Since 2011, he has been the Bishop of Richborough,[2] the provincial episcopal visitor for the eastern half of the Church of England Province of Canterbury.

Early life

Banks was born on 4 April 1954.[3] He studied at Oriel College, Oxford[3] before then studying for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford.[4]

Ordained ministry

He was an assistant curate at Christ Church and St Ann's, Newcastle[5] from 1982 to 1987 and priest in charge until 1990. He was Vicar of St Paul's, Whitley Bay,[6] from 1990 until 2000. Latterly he was Vicar of Walsingham.

Episcopal ministry

Banks was appointed the third Bishop of Richborough.[7] On 16 June 2011, he was consecrated as a bishop at Southwark Cathedral by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury.[1] As Bishop of Richborough, he is the provincial episcopal visitor for the eastern half of the Province of Canterbury.

Banks is a member of the Council of Bishops of The Society.[8]



  1. ^ a b Richborough Episcopal Area – New Bishop Consecrated
  2. ^ Number Ten
  3. ^ a b Who's Who 2012 – RICHBOROUGH, Bishop Suffragan of
  4. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  5. ^ Photo of Church
  6. ^ Brief history
  7. ^ BBC News
  8. ^ "The Council of Bishops". The Society. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Keith Newton
Bishop of Richborough
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