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The Bishop of Penrith is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle, in the Province of York, England.[1] The title takes its name from the town of Penrith in Cumbria and was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534.

List of the Bishops of Penrith

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 John Bird 1537 1539 Translated to Bangor, and later to Chester.[1]
in abeyance 1539 1888
2 John James Pulleine 1888 1889 Appointed for the diocese of Ripon. His suffragan title was changed by Royal Warrant to Richmond in 1889.[1]
in abeyance 1889 1939
3 Grandage Edwards Powell 1939 1944
4 Herbert Victor Turner 1944 1959
5 Sydney Cyril Bulley 1959 1966 Translated to Carlisle
6 Reginald Foskett 1967 1970
7 William Edward Augustus Pugh 1970 1979
8 George Lanyon Hacker 1979 1994
9 Richard Garrard 1994 2002
10 James William Scobie Newcome 2002 2009 Translated to Carlisle on 10 October 2009.[2][3][4]
Vacant 2009 present


  1. ^ a b c Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ "Diocese of Carlisle". Number10. 28 May 2009.  
  3. ^ "67th Bishop of Carlisle announced". Diocese of Carlisle. Retrieved 2009-06-03.  
  4. ^ "New Bishop of Carlisle is set to be enthroned". Westmorland Gazette. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009.  

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