Bishop of Barking
The current bishop is Peter Hill, former Archdeacon of Nottingham. He was consecrated as a bishop at St Paul's Cathedral on 25 July 2014 and began his public ministry as the Bishop of Barking in autumn 2014.
The Barking area comprises the east London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, together with the Epping Forest and Harlow districts of west Essex. The population is 1.3 million and includes a wide mix of ethnicity and culture. The area comprises 166 churches, 60 of which are set in urban priority area parishes. The Barking area also includes the main site for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Initially, the see was suffragan to the Bishop of St Albans – the Diocese of Chelmsford was not created until 1914. The bishops suffragan of Barking have been area bishops since the Chelmsford area scheme was erected in 1983.
Vicar/Rector of Barking
Since March 2013, Bishop Trevor Mwamba has been Rector of St Margaret’s Team Ministry and Barking St Patrick’s with Christ Church. He is an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford, but not Bishop of Barking.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Barking|
|1901||1919||Thomas Stevens||(1841–1920). Also Archdeacon of Essex (1895–1920).|
|1919||1948||James Inskip||(1868–1949). Also Archdeacon of Essex (1920–1922); Archdeacon of West Ham (1922–1948).|
|1948||1959||Hugh Gough||(1905–1997). Also Archdeacon of West Ham (1948–1958); translated to Sydney.|
|1983||1990||James Roxburgh||(1921–2007) First area bishop.|
|1991||2002||Roger Sainsbury||(b. 1936)|
|2002||30 March 2014||David Hawkins||(b. 1949)|
|25 July 2014||present||Peter Hill||Previously Archdeacon of Nottingham.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 945. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham – Archdeacon of Nottingham to become Bishop (Accessed 2 May 2014)
- Church of England, Essex & East London
- Canvey Island Archive – St Anne's 1910-2010
- "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
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