Norman Banks (bishop)

Norman Banks SSC (born 4 April 1954) is an Anglican bishop. Since 2011, he has been the Bishop of Richborough,[2] the provincial episcopal visitor for the eastern half of the Church of England Province of Canterbury.

Norman Banks

Bishop of Richborough (AEO)
2012 National Pilgrimage to Walsingham (7344972950) (Norman Banks cropped).jpg
Bishop Banks in 2012
ChurchChurch of England
PredecessorKeith Newton
Other post(s)Vicar of Walsingham (2000–2011)
Consecration16 June 2011[1]
by Rowan Williams
Personal details
Born (1954-04-04) 4 April 1954 (age 67)
Alma materOriel College, Oxford

Early lifeEdit

Banks was born on 4 April 1954.[3] He studied at Oriel College, Oxford[3] before then studying for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford.[4]

Ordained ministryEdit

He was an assistant curate at Christ Church and St Ann's, Newcastle[5] from 1982 to 1987 and priest in charge until 1990. He was Vicar of St Paul's, Whitley Bay,[6] from 1990 until 2000. Latterly he was Vicar of Walsingham.

Episcopal ministryEdit

Banks was appointed the third Bishop of Richborough.[7] On 16 June 2011, he was consecrated as a bishop at Southwark Cathedral by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury.[1] As Bishop of Richborough, he is the provincial episcopal visitor for the eastern half of the Province of Canterbury. He acted as principal consecrator during the episcopal ordination of Will Hazlewood on 15 July 2020.[8]

Banks is a member of the Council of Bishops of The Society.[9]



  1. ^ a b Richborough Episcopal Area – New Bishop Consecrated
  2. ^ Number Ten
  3. ^ a b Who's Who 2012 – RICHBOROUGH, Bishop Suffragan of
  4. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  5. ^ Photo of Church
  6. ^ Brief history
  7. ^ BBC News
  8. ^ "Statement regarding the Consecration of The Revd Prebendary Will Hazlewood". Forward in Faith. 13 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  9. ^ "The Council of Bishops". The Society. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
Church of England titles
Preceded by Bishop of Richborough