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The Bishop of Woolwich is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Southwark, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1][2]

The title takes its name after Woolwich, a suburb of the London Borough of Greenwich. One of the best known former bishops is John A. T. Robinson, who was a major figure in Liberal Christianity.

List of the Bishops of Woolwich

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 John Cox Leeke 1905 1918
2 William Woodcock Hough 1918 1918
3 Arthur Llewellyn Preston 1932 1936
4 Leslie Hamilton Lang 1936 1947
5 Robert William Stannard 1947 1959
6 John Arthur Thomas Robinson 1959 1969
7 David Stuart Sheppard 1969 1975 Translated to Liverpool
8 Michael Eric Marshall 1975 1984
9 Albert Peter Hall 1984 1996 Formerly Rector of St Martin in the Bull Ring
10 Colin Ogilvie Buchanan 1996 2005 Formerly Bishop of Aston
11 Christopher Thomas James Chessun 2005 present


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

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