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Bishop of Reading

The Bishop of Reading is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford, which is within the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The current bishop is Andrew Proud.

The title takes its name after the town of Reading in Berkshire. The bishops suffragan of Reading have been area bishops since the Oxford area scheme was founded in 1984.[2] The Bishop of Reading is responsible for the archdeaconry of Berkshire.

List of bishops

Bishops of Reading
From Until Incumbent Notes
1889 1909 Leslie Randall
1909 1942 in abeyance
1942 1954 Arthur Parham
1954 1972 Eric Knell
1972 1982 Eric Wild
1982 1989 Graham Foley First area bishop from 1984.
1989 1997 John Bone
1997 2003 Dominic Walker Also known as Edward William Murray Walker.[3][4] Translated to Monmouth.[5]
2003 Jeffrey John Nominated in May 2003,[3] but withdrew in July 2003 after controversy about his homosexuality.[6]
2004 2010 Stephen Cottrell [4] Translated to Chelmsford.[7][8]
2011 present Andrew Proud


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 948.  
  2. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Suffragan See of Reading - 2003. Retrieved on 9 June 2008.
  4. ^ a b Suffragan See of Reading - 2004. Retrieved on 9 June 2008.
  5. ^ Biography: Dominic Walker. Retrieved on 9 June 2008.
  6. ^ Gay priest rejects bishop post. BBC News, Sunday, 6 July 2003.
  7. ^ "Diocese of Chelmsford".  
  8. ^ "Bishop of Chelmsford: Together we will be a transforming presence and make Christ known".  

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings
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