The Bishop of Winchester
The 97th Bishop of Winchester: The Right Reverend Tim Dakin.
Prior to joining the diocese in 2012, Bishop Tim was head of the Church Mission Society between 2000 and 2012. As well as heading up CMS, Tim was also a member of the Church of England’s ruling body, the General Synod, an associate priest in the parish of Ruscombe and Twyford in the Diocese of Oxford and an Honorary Canon Theologian of Coventry Cathedral.
Bishop Tim was born to missionary parents in Tanzania and grew up both in East Africa and the UK. After studying theology at a university college in Plymouth and completing a Masters in theology at King’s College, London, he was ordained in 1993. He returned to East Africa to work as principal at a Church Army college in Nairobi and served his curacy at the city’s Anglican cathedral – where he’d been to kindergarten and worshipped as a teenager.
What is a bishop?
A Bishop is a member of the clergy with authority and oversight of a diocese. A diocese, such as the Diocese of Winchester, has one diocesan bishop (The Bishop of Winchester) and often one or more suffragan bishops (in the case of the Diocese of Winchester, the Bishops of Basingstoke and Southampton). Suffragan bishops act as assistants to the diocesan bishop. An archbishop is a senior bishop with oversight of an archdiocese – the Province of England has two archdioceses, Canterbury and York.
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We are sorry to announce the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt.
The Reverend Canon David Williams consecrated by the Most Reverend Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Winchester Cathedral
Rev Canon Dr Paul Moore joins Diocesan team
HM Lord-Lieutenant Open Winchester Cathedral's Refurbished Learning Centre
Steve Brown is raising funds for local church
Statement from the Bishop of Winchester
New Deacons will serve communities across Hampshire and Dorset
Winchester vicar David Williams appointed
Early on Thursday morning there was a serious fire at St Peter's Church in Ropley.