Frank Sargeant (bishop)

Frank Pilkington Sargeant (born 12 September 1932) is a retired Anglican bishop.

Frank Sargeant

BA(Hons) DipTh
Bishop at Lambeth
ChurchChurch of England
In office1994–1999
PredecessorJohn Yates
SuccessorRichard Llewellin
Other post(s)Honorary assistant bishop in Manchester (1999–present) and in Liverpool (2007–present); in Europe (1999–2008); and in Canterbury (1995–1999)
Bishop of Stockport (1984–1994)
Archdeacon of Bradford (1977–1984)
Ordinationc. 1958 (deacon); c. 1959 (priest)
Personal details
Born (1932-09-12) 12 September 1932 (age 89)
ParentsJohn Stanley & Grace
SpouseSally McDermott (m. 1958)
Children3 sons; 2 daughters
Alma materSt John's College, Durham

Educated at Boston Grammar School, the University of Durham and Cranmer Hall, he was ordained in 1961[1] and began his ministry with a curacy at Gainsborough. Following this he was priest in charge of St Martin's Grimsby,[2] Vicar of North Hykeham, a residentiary canon of Bradford Cathedral, then Archdeacon of Bradford before ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Stockport.[3] His last post was as Bishop at Lambeth, a non-diocesan appointment to be head of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s staff. In retirement he is an honorary assistant bishop (primarily) in the Diocese of Manchester.


  1. ^ Debrett's People of Today: (1992, London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Who's Who 1992 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3514-2
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Johnston
Archdeacon of Bradford
Succeeded by
David Shreeve
Preceded by
Gordon Strutt
Bishop of Stockport
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Turner
Preceded by
John Yates
Bishop at Lambeth
Succeeded by
Richard Llewellin