Diocese of Canterbury
June 16, 2011
Province of Canterbury (eastern half)
4 April 1954 (age 61) (
Norman Banks SSC (born 4 April 1954) is an Anglican bishop. Since 2011, he has been the Bishop of Richborough, the provincial episcopal visitor for the eastern half of the Church of England Province of Canterbury.
Banks was born on 4 April 1954. Hestudied at Oriel College, Oxford before then studying for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford.
He was an assistant curate at Christ Church and St Ann's, Newcastle from 1982 to 1987 and priest in charge until 1990. He was Vicar of St Paul's, Whitley Bay, from 1990 until 2000. Latterly he was Vicar of Walsingham.
Banks was appointed the third Bishop of Richborough. On 16 June 2011, he was consecrated as a bishop at Southwark Cathedral by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. As Bishop of Richborough, he is the provincial episcopal visitor for the eastern half of the Province of Canterbury.
Banks is a member of the Council of Bishops of The Society.