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Robert Atwell

The Rt Revd
Robert Atwell
BA MLitt
Bishop of Stockport
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Chester
Installed 29 June 2008[1]
Predecessor Rt Revd Nigel Stock
Ordination 1978
Consecration 24 June 2008[1]
Personal details
Born (1954-08-03) 3 August 1954 (age 60)
Ilford, Essex
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence Bishop's Lodge, Dunham Town
Spouse Unmarried[1]
Alma mater St John's College, Durham[2]

Atwell was born in 1954 in Ilford, Essex,[2] and educated at the St John's College, Durham and Westcott House, Cambridge. He was ordained as a priest of the Church of England in 1979.[5] His career began with a curacy at John Keble Church, Mill Hill,[6] after which he was chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1981 to 1987. He then spent ten years as a Benedictine monk at Burford Priory[7] in Oxfordshire, and finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) was Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill.[8]

Bishop Robert was consecrated at York Minster on 24 June 2008[1] and welcomed into the Diocese on 27 June 2008 at Chester Cathedral.[1]


  • Robert Atwell Esq (1954–1978)
  • The Revd Robert Atwell (1978–2008)
  • The Rt Revd Robert Atwell (2008—


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Nigel Stock
Bishop of Stockport
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