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Richard Cheetham, area Bishop of Kingston
Jonathan Clark, area Bishop of Croydon
Karowei Dorgu, area Bishop designate of Woolwich
Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon
Chris Skilton, Archdeacon of Croydon
Alastair Cutting, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich
Jane Steen, Archdeacon of Southwark
Simon Gates, Archdeacon of Lambeth
John Kiddle, Archdeacon of Wandsworth
Moira Astin, Archdeacon of Reigate
4 Chapel Court, London SE1 1HW, UK
The Diocese of Southwark /ˈsʌðᵻk/ is one of the 42 dioceses of the Church of England, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The diocese forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England. It was created on 1 May 1905 from part of the ancient Diocese of Rochester that was served by a Suffragan Bishop of Southwark (1891–1905). Before 1877 the area was part of the Diocese of Winchester.
The diocese covers Greater London south of the River Thames (except for the London Borough of Bexley and London Borough of Bromley) and east Surrey. Since the creation of the episcopal area scheme in 1991, the diocese is divided into three episcopal areas each of which contains two archdeaconries:Croydon Episcopal Area (overseen by the area Bishop of Croydon)
Archdeaconry of Croydon
includes Deaneries of Croydon Addington, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, and Sutton
Archdeaconry of Reigate
includes Deaneries of Caterham, Godstone, and Reigate
Kingston Episcopal Area (overseen by the area Bishop of Kingston)
Archdeaconry of Lambeth
includes Deaneries of Brixton, Clapham, Lambeth North, Lambeth South, Streatham, and Merton
Archdeaconry of Wandsworth
includes Deaneries of Battersea, Kingston, Richmond and Barnes, Tooting, and Wandsworth
Woolwich Episcopal Area (overseen by the area Bishop of Woolwich)
Archdeaconry of Lewisham & Greenwich
includes Deaneries of Charlton, Deptford, East Lewisham, Eltham and Mottingham, Plumstead, and West Lewisham
Archdeaconry of Southwark
includes Deaneries of Bermondsey, Camberwell, Dulwich, and Southwark and Newington
In other ecclesiastical use, although having lost religious orders in the English Reformation, the diocese has the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and records centre of the Church of England in the diocese, Lambeth Palace.
Anglican Diocese of Southwark Wikipedia
Alongside the diocesan Bishop of Southwark (Christopher Chessun), the Diocese has three area (suffragan) bishops: Richard Cheetham, area Bishop of Kingston; Jonathan Clark, area Bishop of Croydon; and an area Bishop of Woolwich (bishop-designate: Karowei Dorgu). Since 1994 the Bishop of Fulham (currently Jonathan Baker, since 2013) has provided 'alternative episcopal oversight' in the diocese (along with those of London and Rochester) to those parishes which reject the ministry of priests who are women. Baker is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop in Southwark diocese in order to facilitate his work there.
Several other men are licensed as honorary assistant bishops licensed in the diocese:2004–present: Michael Doe, Preacher to Gray's Inn, former General Secretary of USPG and former Bishop suffragan of Swindon, lives in Woolwich.
2006–present: The Lord Harries of Pentregarth is an honorary professor of Theology at King's College London, former Gresham Professor of Divinity and former Bishop of Oxford who is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop in the diocese.
2009–present: David Atkinson, former Bishop suffragan of Thetford, lives in South Croydon.
2011–present: Alan Chesters, retired diocesan Bishop of Blackburn, lives in Lingfield, Surrey (he is also licensed in Sussex and in Europe.)
2011–present: Peter Selby, a visiting professor at King's College London and retired Bishop of Worcester, Bishop to Prisons and suffragan (later area) Bishop of Kingston, lives in Sydenham.
2013–present: The Archbishop of Canterbury's chief of staff, Nigel Stock, Bishop at Lambeth, Bishop to the Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands, lives in Lambeth.
2014–present: Stephen Platten, Rector of St Michael Cornhill (Diocese of London) and retired Bishop of Wakefield (also in London and Newcastle dioceses.)
Retired Bishop suffragan of Stafford John Waller also lives in the diocese.