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The Bishop of Stafford is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after Stafford, the county town of Staffordshire.

List of the Bishops of Stafford

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 Edward Ash Were 1909 1915 (1846-1915). Formerly Bishop of Derby
2 Lionel Payne Crawfurd 1915 1934 (1864-1934)
3 Douglas Henry Crick 1934 1938 (1885-1973). Translated to Chester
4 Lemprière Durell Hammond 1938 1958 (1881-1965)
5 Richard George Clitherow 1958 1974 (1909-1984)
6 John Waine 1975 1978 (b.1930). Translated to St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
7 John Stevens Waller 1979 1987 (b.1924)
8 Michael Charles Scott-Joynt 1987 1995 (b.1943). Translated to Winchester
9 Christopher John Hill 1996 2004 (b.1945). Translated to Guildford
10 Alfred Gordon Mursell 2005 present (b.1949)


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

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