Name Nicholas Reade
Consecration March 2, 2004
Predecessor Alan Chesters
|Installed 27 March 2004|
Successor Julian Henderson
Role Bishop of Blackburn
Diocese Diocese of Blackburn
|Other posts Archdeacon of Lewes & Hastings (1997–2004)|
Ordination 1973 (deacon) 1974 (priest)
Born 9 December 1946 (age 69) (1946-12-09)
Education College of the Resurrection
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Nicholas Stewart Reade (born 9 December 1946) was the Bishop of Blackburn in the Province of York from 2004 to 2012.
Reade was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey and the University of Leeds. He was ordained in 1973, after studying at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. He began his ordained ministry with a curacy at St Chad's Coseley. He was then appointed priest in charge of Holy Cross Bilbrook and then the vicar of St Peter's Upper Gornal. From 1982 to 1988, he was vicar of the Church of St. Dunstan, Mayfield and Rural Dean of Dallington.
From 1988 to 1997, he was Rural Dean of Eastbourne. He was Canon and Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral between 1990 and 1997. He became the Archdeacon of Lewes & Hastings in 1997, a position he held until his ordination to the episcopate on 2 March 2004 and installation at Blackburn Cathedral on 27 March 2004.
Reade is married to Christine, with one adult daughter. In February 2012, the diocese announced that Reade was to retire on 31 October 2012.