Bishop of Grantham
The Bishop of Grantham is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Lincoln, in the Province of Canterbury, England. The title takes its name after the market town of Grantham in Lincolnshire.
Nicholas Chamberlain was consecrated Bishop of Grantham on 19 November 2015. In 2016, Chamberlain announced he is gay and in a partnership, becoming the first bishop so to do in the Church of England.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Grantham|
|1920||1930||John Hine||Archdeacon of Lincoln (from 1925); resigned his See and became an Assistant Bishop, at Swayne's request, to make way for Blackie.|
|1930||1935||Ernest Blackie||Translated to Grimsby|
|1935||1937||Arthur Greaves||Translated to Grimsby|
|1965||1972||Ross Hook||Translated to Bradford|
|1987||1997||Bill Ind||Translated to Truro|
|1997||2006||Alastair Redfern||Translated to Derby|
|2006||26 September 2013||Tim Ellis||Area bishop, 2010–2013|
|2013||2015||vacancy||Upon Ellis' resignation, it was announced that the See was not to be filled.|
|2015||present||Nicholas Chamberlain||since his consecration on 19 November 2015.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- Diocese of Lincoln — New Bishop of Grantham announced Archived 2015-10-05 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 8 September 2015)
- correspondent, Harriet Sherwood Religion (2016-09-02). "Bishop of Grantham first C of E bishop to declare he is in gay relationship". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
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