Bishop of Colchester
The title takes its name after the town of Colchester in Essex, and was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534. The suffragan bishops have been under the jurisdiction of a number of different dioceses. They were originally appointed for the Diocese of London, but changed in 1845 for the Diocese of Rochester and again in 1877 for the Diocese of St Albans. With the creation of the Diocese of Chelmsford in 1914, the suffragan bishops now come under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Chelmsford. The bishops suffragan of Colchester have been area bishops since the Chelmsford area scheme was erected in 1983.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Colchester|
|1536||1541||William More||Consecrated on 22 October 1536; died in 1541.|
|1592||1608||John Sterne||Consecrated on 12 November 1592; died in 1608.|
|1966||1988||Roderic Coote||Formerly Bishop of Fulham; first area bishop from 1983|
|1995||2001||Edward Holland||Formerly Suffragan Bishop in Europe|
|25 July 2014||present||Roger Morris||Previously Archdeacon of Worcester.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 946. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- Diocese of Worcester – Archdeacon of Worcester to become Bishop of Colchester (Accessed 2 May 2014)
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 287. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- "Bishop of Colchester will retire this summer" (Press release). Diocese of Chelmsford. Retrieved 30 January 2013.