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Sarah Ruth Bullock (born 17 March 1964) is a British Church of England bishop. Since 2019, she has served as Bishop of Shrewsbury, an area bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield.[1] She was previously Archdeacon of York since 2013. [2]

Early life and educationEdit

Bullock was born on 17 March 1964.[3] She was educated at the University of Surrey (BA English, 1986) and Durham University where she studied Theology.[3]

Ordained ministryEdit

Bullock was ordained in the Church of England: made a deacon at Petertide 1993 (27 June), by Christopher Mayfield, Bishop of Manchester, at Manchester Cathedral,[4] and ordained priest the Petertide following (25 June 1994) by Colin Scott, Bishop of Hulme, at St Clement's, Urmston.[5] From 1993 to 1998, she served her curacy at St Paul's Church, Kersal Moor, in the Diocese of Manchester.[6] She was consecrated a bishop on 3 July 2019,[7] by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at St Paul's Cathedral.[8]


  1. ^ "Suffragan Bishop of Shrewsbury: 7 May 2019". Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street.
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  3. ^ a b Bullock, Sarah Ruth. Who's Who. 2016 (November 2015 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 24 July 2016. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ "Petertide ordinations". Church Times (#6805). 16 July 1993. p. 5. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 15 July 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ "Petertide ordinations". Church Times (#6858). 22 July 1994. p. 5. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 15 July 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  6. ^ "Sarah Ruth Bullock". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Seed
Archdeacon of York
Preceded by
Mark Rylands
Bishop of Shrewsbury