suffragan bishop

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Noun1.suffragan bishop - an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
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Johnson was elected suffragan bishop of Toronto in 2003, diocesan bishop in 2004 and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario in 2009; he became bishop of the diocese of Moosonee in 2014.
This was announced to parents and friends of the school today by the headmistress, Miss I L Davies, and the Provost, the Suffragan Bishop of Lancaster, the Rt Rev A L E Hoskyns-Abrahall.
As the 12th suffragan Bishop of Grantham, Nicholas will have pastoral oversight of the archdeaconry of Boston.
The Rev Anne Hollinghurst will become Suffragan Bishop of Aston in the diocese of Birmingham.
Welles, who kept changing his mind about whether to participate but finally did, was joined by Robert DeWitt, retired bishop of Pennsylvania, and Daniel Corrigan, retired suffragan bishop of Colorado.
The 57-year-old was Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and was previously suffragan Bishop of Southampton in the diocese of Winchester.
His hinged 'openings' give on to meditations on Transfiguration and Resurrection when open and darker mysteries when closed; these carvings, small in private collections and large in cathedrals such as that in Southwark honouring his brother John (author of Honest to God, 1963 and suffragan bishop in the diocese) draw on Edward's admiration for Naum Gabo--he noted at one point how the Russian-born sculptor would have been delighted to see the cobwebs discovered on a neglected collection of carvings.
Bishop Jones became Bishop of Liverpool in 1998 after serving as the Suffragan Bishop of Hull from 1994-1998.
The Episcopal Church in the United States installed Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire in 2004 and Mary Glasspool was ordained as a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles in 2010.
The suffragan bishop, whose ministry covers south Lincolnshire, added: "I think it was probably a mistake.
In 1974 he returned to England and became suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Truro.
Bishop Richard Blackburn, Suffragan Bishop of Liverpool and Bishop of Warrington