The Bishop of Bradwell is an episcopal title used by an area bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford, in the Province of Canterbury, England. The title takes its name after the town of Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex.
The bishops suffragan of Bradwell have been area bishops since the Chelmsford area scheme was erected in 1983. The Bishop of Bradwell has in his episcopal area 175 churches in 137 parishes. The Bishop of Bradwell’s Area – the Bradwell Episcopal Area - comprises nine Deaneries in two Archdeaconries - Chelmsford and Southend. The Archdeaconry of Chelmsford comprises the Deaneries of Brentwood, Chelmsford North, Chelmsford South, and Maldon & Dengie. The Archdeaconry of Southend comprises the Deaneries of Basildon, Hadleigh, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, and Thurrock.
The Bishop of Bradwell has his house and office base in Horndon-on-the-Hill. The current bishop is John Perumbalath.
List of the bishops
|Bishops of Bradwell|
|1973||1976||John Gibbs||Translated to Coventry|
|1976||1993||Derek Bond||First area bishop from 1983.|
|2012||2017||John Wraw||Previously Archdeacon of Wilts; died in post, 25 July 2017.|
|2018||present||John Perumbalath||Announced 9 March 2018; consecrated 3 July.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings
- Chelmsford diocese: Bradwell Area Fact Sheet
- Chelmsford diocese: Our area bishops
- Chelmsford diocese: Map of Episcopal Areas, Archdeaneries and Deaneries[permanent dead link]
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