- Bishop of Croydon
The Bishop of Croydon is an
episcopaltitle given to a suffragan bishopin the Church of EnglandDiocese of Southwark, which is within the Province of Canterbury, England. The present Bishop is Nick Baines."Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition)", Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).]
The Bishop of Croydon oversees the Episcopal Area of
Croydon, which is made up of the Archdeaconries of Croydon and Reigate. The Archdeaconry of Reigate comprises the three Rural Deaneries of Caterham(9 parishes), Godstone(14 parishes) and Reigate (24 parishes), extending as far south as Gatwick Airport. The Archdeaconry of Croydon comprises the Rural Deaneries of Croydon Addington (9 parishes), Croydon Central (10 parishes), Croydon North (12 parishes), Croydon South (10 parishes) and Sutton (14 parishes).
The Episcopal area was historically in the
Diocese of Canterbury, as the Archbishops of Canterbury lived at Croydon Palaceand Addington Palaceuntil the 19th century.
Baines was appointed in 2003 and installed on
11 May, 2003. He took over from Wilfred Wood KA, who had been Bishop of Croydon since 1985, the Church of England's first black bishop.
List of the Bishops of Croydon
* [http://www.crockford.org.uk/section.asp?id=9 Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings]
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