The Bishop of Maidstone is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Canterbury, in the Province of Canterbury, England. The title takes its name after the county town of Maidstone in Kent and had a similar though subordinate role to that of the Bishop of Dover. It was decided at the diocesan synod of November 2010 that a new bishop would not be appointed.
On 4 December 2014, it was announced that the see of Maidstone would be filled again in order to provide alternative episcopal oversight for particular members of the Church of England who take a conservative evangelical view on male "headship". On 23 September 2015, Rod Thomas was consecrated Bishop of Maidstone.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Maidstone|
|1944||1946||Leslie Owen||Translated to Lincoln|
|1976||1980||Richard Third||Translated to Dover|
|1980||1987||Robert Hardy||Translated to Lincoln|
|1987||1992||David Smith||Translated to Bradford|
|1992||2001||Gavin Reid |
|Bishops of Maidstone (AEO)|
|2015||present||Rod Thomas|| Since 23 September 2015 consecration.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 947. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- Canterbury Diocese — Synod News Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Thinking Anglicans – Appointment of a bishop who takes a conservative evangelical view on headship (Accessed 4 December 2014)
- Lambeth Palace – Suffragan Bishop of Maidstone announced (Accessed 5 May 2015)
- Succession details Archived 2007-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
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