Bishop of Chester - Mark Tanner

On 12 May 2020, Bishop Mark Tanner was named by Downing Street as the next Bishop of Chester, succeeding the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster who retired in September 2019. 

Of the announcement on 12 May, Bishop Mark said: "It will be hard to say goodbye to the North East, however, Lindsay and I are really excited to return to Chester where I was ordained, and both of our children were born.”

Mark says: “It is an honour and a joy to be appointed to the Diocese of Chester at such a key time in the life of our communities, nation, and Church. In Christ, God offers a gift of hope beyond our imagining; there is no greater joy or privilege than enabling others to step into this freedom and life, whether in deeply practical service or beautiful wonder and worship. God is here for all."

Address:  Bishop's House, Abbey Square, Chester. CH1 2JD 
TEL: 01244 350864


The appointment of two new bishops

The Diocese of Chester has been given permission to appoint two new bishops. 
Find out more about the appointment process here.


Bishop of Birkenhead - Vacant

Address:  Bishop's Lodge, 67 Bidston Road, Prenton, CH43 6TR 
TEL: 0151 652 2741


The Bishop of Stockport - Vacant

Address:  Bishop's Lodge, Back Lane, Dunham Town, Altrincham. Cheshire WA14 4SG 
TEL: 0161 928 5611


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