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


Bishop of Birkenhead - Keith Sinclair

Bishop Keith was consecrated as Bishop of Birkenhead on 8th March 2007, having previously been Vicar of Holy Trinity in Coventry for five and a half years, and Vicar of Aston in Birmingham for thirteen. His passions are evangelism, justice and renewal, having been involved in some regeneration in Birmingham, and the development of youth ministry there and in Coventry. He was curate also in an inner-city parish in Birmingham, having been ordained in Birmingham Cathedral in 1984. During this time he was also Chaplain (part time) at the Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

In October 2020, Bishop Keith announced plans for his retirement. He is due to retire as Bishop of Birkenhead on 08 March 2021, 14 years to the day after he was consecrated. 

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


The Bishop of Stockport - Vacant

In December 2018, Downing Street announced that Bishop Libby Lane was to become the next Bishop of Derby. She was confirmed as the Bishop of Derby at the Confirmation of Election service in London on 11 February 2019. 

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


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