Bishop of Middleton
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Bishop of Middleton

The Bishop of Middleton is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Manchester, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Middleton in Greater Manchester; the See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888 by Order in Council dated 10 August 1926.[2] The suffragan has oversight of the archdeaconries of Manchester and Rochdale.

List of bishops

Bishops of Middleton
From Until Incumbent Notes
1927 1932 Richard Parsons (1882-1948). Translated to Southwark, and later to Hereford
1932 1938 Cecil Wilson (1875-1937)
1938 1943 Arthur Alston (1872-1954)
1943 1952 Edward Mowll (1881-1944)
1952 1958 Frank Woods (1907-1992). Translated to Melbourne
1958 1959 Robert Nelson (1913-1959)
1959 1982 Ted Wickham (1911-1994)
1982 1992 Donald Tytler (1925-1992) Died in office
2 February 1994 1999 Stephen Venner (b. 1944). Translated to Dover
1999 2007 Michael Lewis (b. 1953). Translated to Cyprus and the Gulf
2008 present Mark Davies (b. 1962)


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. pp. 947-948. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ "No. 33190". The London Gazette. 10 August 1926. p. 5287.

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