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The Bishop of Maidstone is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Canterbury, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after the county town of Maidstone in Kent. The Bishop of Maidstone has a similar though subordinate role to that of the Bishop of Dover.

List of the Bishops of Maidstone

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 Leslie Owen 1944 1946 Translated to Lincoln
no appointment 1946 1956
2 Stanley Woodley Betts 1956 1966
no appointment 1966 1969
3 Geoffrey Lewis Tiarks 1969 1976
4 Richard Henry McPhail Third 1976 1980 Translated to Dover
5 Robert Maynard Hardy 1980 1987 Translated to Lincoln
6 David James Smith 1987 1992 Translated to Bradford
7 Gavin Hunter Reid[2] 1992 2001
8 Graham Alan Cray 2001 present


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ Succession details

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