Bishop of Barking

Bishop of Barking

The Suffragan Bishop of Barking is an episcopal post in the Church of England. ["Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition)", Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).]

The current bishop is The Rt Revd David Hawkins, former Rector of St George's Church in Leeds. He was consecrated bishop on 17 October 2002 and began his public ministry as Anglican Bishop of Barking in the Diocese of Chelmsford in January 2003.

The Barking area comprises the East London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, together with the Epping Forest and Harlow districts of west Essex. The population is 1.3 million and includes a wide mix of ethnicity and culture. The area comprises 166 churches, 60 of which are set in urban priority area parishes. The Barking area also includes the main site for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. [ [ Church of England, Essex & East London] ]

Canon David Hawkins said: "It is an immense privilege to be invited to provide support and leadership to clergy and residents in this area of such variety and opportunity. The work that I have done with the people in Leeds has been some preparation for the challenge ahead in the rapid regeneration region of East London and Essex". [ [ Press Release, Barking & Dagenham] ]

List of the Bishops of Barking


External links

* [ Barking area fact sheet]
* [ Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings] ----

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