June 14th, 2016

On 14th November 2014 the General Synod enacted the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure. From this date, women could be appointed as bishops in the Church of England. Here is a list of Episcopal appointments since then, together with a list of female Deans.

Diocesans:

(20/11/2014 + St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Martin Seeley - the Crown Nominations Committee were only allowed to consider a male candidate)

2015:

10/2/2015 + Southwell & Nottingham Paul Williams

26/3/2015 + Gloucester Rachel Treweek

2/9/2015 + Newcastle Christine Hardman

15/12/2015 +Leicester Martyn Snow

2016:

2/3/2016 +Lichfield Michael Ipgrave

12/4/2016 +Oxford Steven Croft

 

Suffragans:

( + Burnley (Blackburn) Philip North - announced before but consecrated after women could be considered)

2/12/2014 + Plymouth (Exeter) Nick McKinnel

17/12/2014 +Stockport (Chester) Libby Lane

2015:

5/3/2015 +Hertford (St Albans) Michael Beasley

25/3/2015 +Hull (York) Alison White

5/5/2015 + Maidstone (Canterbury) Rod Thomas

9/6/2105 + Crediton (Exeter) Sarah Mullally

18/6/2105 + Richmond (WYAD) Paul Slater

30/6/2015 +Taunton (Bath & Wells) Ruth Worsley

2/7/2015 + Aston (Birmingham) Anne Hollinghurst

2/7/2015 + Kensington (London) Graham Tomlin

9/7/2015 +Edmonton (London) Robert Wickham

9/7/2015 + Islington (London) Ric Thorpe

8/9/2015 + Grantham (Lincoln) Nicholas Chamberlain

26/11/2015 + Sherborne (Salisbury) Karen Gorham

16/12/2015 +Dunwich (St Eds & Ipswich) Michael Harrison

2016:

26/2/2016 +Repton (Derby) Jan Macfarlane

24/3/2016 + Dorking (Guildford) Jo Bailey Wells

22/6/2016 +Bolton (Manchester) Mark Ashcroft

25/7/2016 +Tewkesbury (Gloucester) Robert Springett

1/09/2016 +Berwick (Newcastle) Mark Tanner (a new see; from Cranmer Hall)

Female Deans:

There are 47 Deans in total in the Church of England. Currently, only 8 are women as listed below:

2004      Salisbury - June Osborne

2010      Birmingham - Catherine Ogle (appointed Dean of Winchester, 2016)

2010      St Edmundsbury and Ipswich - Frances Ward

2012      York - Vivienne Faull  (previously Dean of Leicester from 2000)

2013      Guildford - Dianna Gwilliams

2014      Norwich - Jane Hedges

2016      Southwell & Nottingham - Nicola Sullivan

2016      Lincoln - Christine Wilson

2016      Winchester - Catherine Ogle (previously Dean of Birmingham)