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Bishop of Stockport

The Bishop of Stockport is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Chester, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Stockport in Greater Manchester.

The see is currently vacant, following the confirmation of Libby Lane as the eighth Bishop of Derby on 11 February 2019.

Libby Lane was consecrated as the Bishop of Stockport by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, in York Minster on 26 January 2015, succeeding Robert Atwell and becoming the first woman to be consecrated a bishop of the Church of England.[2][3]

List of bishopsEdit

Bishops of Stockport
From Until Incumbent Notes
1949 1950 Frank Okell
1951 1965 David Saunders-Davies
1965 1984 Gordon Strutt
1984 1994 Frank Sargeant
1994 2000 Geoffrey Turner
2000 2007 Nigel Stock [4] Translated to St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
2008 2014 Robert Atwell [5]
2015 2019 Libby Lane First woman consecrated as a bishop in the Church of England[2]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. pp. 948–949. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ a b Church of England Media Centre – Libby Lane Announced as Bishop of Stockport (Accessed 17 December 2014)
  3. ^ BBC News Libby Lane: First female Church of England bishop consecrated
  4. ^ Queen approves new bishop Archived June 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 7 June 2008.
  5. ^ Suffragan See of Stockport Archived June 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 7 June 2008.

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