East Anglia province

IX. Province of Chelmsford (East Anglia; new)

Provincial Convenor: The Bishop of Chelmsford
6 dioceses: Chelmsford; Norwich; Ely; St Albans; Ipswich; Bedford

43. Diocese of Chelmsford (Essex; founded 1914)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Chelmsford
Seat(s): Cathedral, Provincial and Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Peter and St Cedd, Chelmsford (Chelmsford Cathedral)



3 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 1,724,950 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Harlow, Braintree, Clacton, Brentwood, S. Benfleet, Canvey Is. … Stansted M., Bradwell

Chelmsford area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Springfield (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Chelmsford (2 deaneries) — or Springfield
— Area Deaneries: Chelmsford North (or Springfield or Melbourne); Chelmsford South (or {Great} Baddow)

Colchester area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Colchester (suffragan see created in 1534)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Colchester (5 deaneries) — or Clacton
— Area Deaneries: Colchester; Dedham & Tey; Harwich; St Osyth; Witham
– Archdeaconry of Stansted (4 deaneries) — or Braintree
— Area Deaneries: Braintree; Dunmow & Stansted; Hinckford; Saffron Walden

Bradwell area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Bradwell (suffragan see created in 1968) — or Southend
Notable churches:
* Abbey Church of the Holy Cross and St Lawrence, Waltham Abbey
* Minster Church of St Andrew, Ashingdon
* Chapel of St Peter ad Murum, Bradwell-on-Sea
– Archdeaconry of Harlow (4 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Brentwood; Epping Forest; Harlow; Ongar
– Archdeaconry of Southend (6 deaneries) — or Basildon
— Area Deaneries: Basildon; Hadleigh; Maldon & Dengie; Rochford; Southend-on-Sea; Thurrock

44. Diocese of Norwich (Norfolk; founded 672)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Norwich
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Norwich (Norwich Cathedral)



3 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 857,888 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, King’s Lynn, Wisbech, Wymondham, Thetford, Dereham, Sprowston

Norwich area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Sprowston (new suffragan see)
Notable churches:
* the cathedral
* Parish Church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich †
– Archdeaconry of Norwich (3 deaneries) — or Sprowston
— Area Deaneries: Norwich East; Norwich North; Norwich South

Thetford area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Thetford (suffragan see created in 1534) — or Yarmouth
Notable churches: Minster Church of St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth
– Archdeaconry of Thetford (10 deaneries) — or Yarmouth or Lowestoft
— Area Deaneries: Blofield; Depwade; Great Yarmouth; Humbleyard; Loddon; Lothingland; Redenhall; Repps; St Benet at Waxham & Tunstead; Thetford & Rockland

Lynn area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Lynn (suffragan see created in 1963)
Notable churches: Priory and Parish Church of St Margaret, King’s Lynn
– Archdeaconry of Lynn (10 deaneries) — or Wisbech
— Area Deaneries: Breckland; Burnham & Walsingham; Dereham in Mitford; Fincham & Feltwell; Heacham & Rising; Holt; Ingworth; Lynn; Sparham; Wisbech Lynn Marshland

45. Diocese of Ely (Cambridgeshire, less Peterborough itself; founded 1108)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Ely
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely (Ely Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 621,210 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon, Ely, March

Ely area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Huntingdon (suffragan see created in 1534; erect Kidderminster new instead)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (6 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Ely; Huntingdon; March; North Stowe; St Ives; Yaxley

Cambridge area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Cambridge (suffragan see created in 1534)
Notable churches: Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge
– Archdeaconry of Cambridge (7 deaneries) — or St Neots
— Area Deaneries: Bourn; Cambridge North; Cambridge South; Fordham & Quy; Granta; St Neots; Shingay

46. Diocese of St Albans (Hertfordshire; founded 1877)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of St Albans
Seat(s): Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans (St Albans Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 1,116,062 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, St Albans, Cheshunt, Welwyn GC … Hertford

St Albans area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Watford (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of St Albans (7 deaneries) — or Watford or Hemel
— Area Deaneries: Berkhamsted; Hemel Hempstead; Hitchin; Rickmansworth; St Albans; Watford; Wheathamstead

Hertford area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Hertford (suffragan see created in 1968) — or Stevenage
Notable churches: All Saints’ Church, Hertford †
– Archdeaconry of Hertford (7 deaneries) — or Stevenage or Welwyn
— Area Deaneries: Barnet; Bishop’s Stortford; Buntingford; Cheshunt; Hertford & Ware; Stevenage; Welwyn Hatfield

47. Diocese of Ipswich (Suffolk; founded 1914 as St Edmundsbury)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Ipswich
Seat(s):
– Cathedral Church of St Margaret, Ipswich (Ipswich Cathedral)
– Cathedral and Parish Church of St James, Bury St Edmunds (St Edmundsbury Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Dunwich (1934)
approx. pop’n: 728,163 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Ipswich, Bury, Felixstowe, Haverhill, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury

Ipswich area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Felixstowe (suffragan see created in 1934 as Dunwich)
Notable churches:
* Ipswich Cathedral
* Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Hoxne (ancient former cathedral)
– Archdeaconry of Suffolk (9 deaneries) — or Felixstowe
— Area Deaneries: Colneys; Hartismere; Hoxne; Ipswich; Loes; Samford; Saxmundham; Waveney & Blyth; Woodbridge

St Edmundsbury area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of St Edmundsbury (suffragan see created in 1534 as Ipswich)
Notable churches: St Edmundsbury Cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Sudbury (9 deaneries) — or Haverhill or Newmarket or Stowmarket
— Area Deaneries: Bosmere; Clare; Hadleigh; Ixworth; Lavenham; Mildenhall; Stowmarket; Sudbury; Thingoe

48. Diocese of Bedford (Bedfordshire; new)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Bedford (or Luton)
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of St Paul, Bedford (Bedford Cathedral) — or a Luton church (St Mary’s?)
Suggested arms: azure, on a saltire Or (St Alban) an eagle displayed wings inverted and head turned towards the sinister (the Beauchamp family) gules (blue and red from the county arms.)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 615,061 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Linslade, Kempston

Bedford area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Kempston (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Bedford (3 deaneries) — or Kempston
— Area Deaneries: Bedford; Biggleswade; Sharnbrook

Luton area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Luton (suffragan see created in 1534 as Bedford)
Notable churches: Priory Church of St Peter, Dunstable (Dunstable Priory)
– Archdeaconry of Dunstable (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Ampthill & Shefford; Dunstable; Luton

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