Roger Sainsbury

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Roger Sainsbury
DMin MA(Cantab)
Bishop of Barking
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 1991–2002
Predecessor James Roxburgh
Successor David Hawkins
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Bath & Wells (2003–present)
Archdeacon of West Ham (1988–1991)
Ordination 1960 (deacon); 1961 (priest)
Consecration 1991
Personal details
Born (1936-10-02) 2 October 1936
Denomination Anglican
Parents Frederick & Lillian
Spouse Jennifer Carey (m. 1960)
Profession Author
Alma mater Jesus College, Cambridge

Roger Frederick Sainsbury (born 2 October 1936)[1] is a retired Anglican bishop. He was the area Bishop of Barking in the Church of England from 1991 to 2002.[2]

Sainsbury was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge[3] before beginning his ordained ministry as a curate at Christ Church, Spitalfields.[4] He was then "missioner" at Shrewsbury House, Liverpool,[5] Warden of the Mayflower Family Centre, Canning Town;[6] Vicar of Walsall;[7] and finally, before being ordained to the episcopate, the Archdeacon of West Ham. In retirement he serves as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.


  1. ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  2. Resignation details
  3. Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  4. Friends of CCS
  5. Organisation website
  6. East of London FHS
  7. Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)

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