Diocese of Newcastle
|Diocese of Newcastle|
Church of England
|Assistant Bishop of Newcastle|
|No. of parishes:||177|
|No. of churches:||242|
The Diocese of Newcastle is a Church of England diocese covering Northumberland. Its seat is Newcastle Cathedral in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, at the southern edge of the diocese but at the heart of its greatest concentrated population. It includes also the Cumberland parish of Alston.
The diocese was carved out of the Diocese of Durham on 23 May 1882, and was one of four created by the Bishoprics Act 1878 (41 & 42 Vict. c. 68) for industrial areas with rapidly expanding populations.
The cathedral is Newcastle Cathedral, which until 1882 was the Parish Church of St Nicholas, and this is the seat of the Bishop of Newcastle.
Bishops of Newcastle
|Bishops of Newcastle|
|1882||1896||Ernest Wilberforce||Translated to Chichester.|
|1896||1903||Edgar Jacob||Translated to St Albans.|
|1907||1915||Norman Straton||Translated from Sodor and Man.|
|1927||1941||Harold Bilbrough||Had been Bishop of Dover|
|1941||1957||Noel Hudson||Previously Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak then assistant bishop of St Albans. Later translated to Ely.|
|1973||1980||Ronald Bowlby||Translated to Southwark.|
- London Gazette: , 23 May 1882. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- "Historical successions: Newcastle". Crockford's Clerical Directory. http://www.crockford.org.uk/listing.asp?id=815. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, died E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
|Dioceses of the Church of England|
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