East Midlands province

VIII. Province of Nottingham (East Midlands; new)

Provincial Convenor: The Bishop of Nottingham
6 dioceses: Nottingham; Lincoln; Peterborough; Leicester; Derby; Grantham

37. Diocese of Nottingham (Nottinghamshire; founded 1884 as Southwell)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Nottingham
Seat(s):
– Cathedral and Provincial Church of St Mary the Virgin, Nottingham (St Mary’s Cathedral, Nottingham) †
– Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Southwell (Southwell Minster)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 1,091,482 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Nottingham, Mansfield, Carlton, Arnold, Beeston … Southwell

Nottingham area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Beeston (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: St Mary’s Cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Nottingham (4 deaneries) — or Beeston
— Area Deaneries: East Bingham; Nottingham North; Nottingham South; West Bingham

Southwell area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Southwell (suffragan see created in 1965 as Sherwood) — or Mansfield
Notable churches:
* Southwell Minster
* Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark †
– Archdeaconry of Newark (5 deaneries) — or Mansfield or Carlton
— Area Deaneries: Bassetlaw and Bawtry; Gedling; Mansfield; Newark and Southwell; Newstead

38. Diocese of Lincoln (northern Lincolnshire; founded 681)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Lincoln
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 646,254 (2011 census: N. Lincs, NE Lincs, Easy Lindsey, City of Lincoln, West Lindsey)
Most populous settlements: (Lindsey area,) Lincoln, Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Skegness, Gainsborough … Stow

Lincoln area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Gainsborough (new suffragan see)
Notable churches:
* the cathedral
* Minster Church of St Mary, Stow in Lindsey (Stow Minster)
– Archdeaconry of Stow (7 deaneries) — or Gainsborough
— Area Deaneries: Corringham; Isle of Axholme; Lawres; Lincoln (formerly Christianity); Manlake; West Wold; Yarborough

Grimsby area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Grimsby (suffragan see created in 1935)
Notable churches: Minster Church of St James, Grimsby (Grimsby Minster)
– Archdeaconry of Lindsey (6 deaneries) — or Cleethorpes or Skegness
— Area Deaneries: Bolingbroke; Calcewaithe & Candleshoe; Grimsby & Cleethorpes; Haverstoe; Horncastle; Louthesk

39. Diocese of Peterborough (Northamptonshire & Peterborough itself; founded 1541)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Peterborough
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew, Peterborough (Peterborough Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Brixworth (1989)
approx. pop’n: 875,583 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Northampton, Peterborough, Kettering, Corby, Wellingbrough

Peterborough area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Kettering (suffragan see created in 1989 as Brixworth)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Corby (5 deaneries) — or Kettering
— Area Deaneries: Corby; Higham; Kettering; Oundle; Peterborough

Northampton area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Northampton (suffragan see created in 1889)
Notable churches: All Saints, Brixworth
– Archdeaconry of Wellingborough (6 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Brackley; Brixworth; Daventry; Greater Northampton; Towcester; Wellingborough

40. Diocese of Leicester (Leicestershire; founded 1926)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Leicester
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of St Martin, Leicester (Leicester Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): — (or Leicester, 1534)
approx. pop’n: 875,583 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Leicester, (Harborough district,) Loughborough, Hinckley, Wigston Magna

Leicester area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Harborough (new suffragan see)
Notable churches:
* the cathedral
* Parish Church of St Nicholas, Leicester (former ancient cathedral)
– Archdeaconry of Harborough (4 deaneries) — or Wigston
— Area Deaneries: City; Gartree I; Gartree II; Guthlaxton

Loughborough area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Loughborough (suffragan see created in 1534 as Leicester, or in 2017)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Hinckley (6 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Akeley East; Framland (Melton Mowbray); Goscote; North West Leicestershire; Sparkenhoe East; Sparkenhoe West

41. Diocese of Derby (Derbyshire; founded 1927)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Derby
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of All Saints, Derby (Derby Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Derby (1889)
approx. pop’n: 1,018,438 (2011 census)
Most populous settlements: Derby, Chesterfield, Long Eaton, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Glossop

Derby area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Long Eaton (suffragan see created in 1889 as Derby)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Derby (8 deaneries) — or (Long) Eaton
— Area Deaneries: Derby North; Derby South; Duffield; Erewash; Heanor; Longford; Melbourne; Repton

Chesterfield area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Chesterfield (suffragan see created in 1965 as Repton)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Chesterfield (8 deaneries) — or Glossop
— Area Deaneries: Ashbourne; Alfreton; Bakewell & Eyam; Bolsover & Staveley; Buxton; Chesterfield; Glossop; Wirksworth

42. Diocese of Grantham (southern Lincolnshire & County Rutland; new)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Grantham
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of St Wulfram, Grantham (Grantham Cathedral) †
Suggested arms: party per fess Or a fleur-de-lys vert (for Lincolnshire) and vert a horseshoe Or (for County Rutland), a bordure sable verdoy of trefoils slipped argent (for Grantham.)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Grantham (1534)
approx. pop’n: 431,830 (2011 census: S. Kesteven, N. Kesteven, S. Holland, Boston, Rutland)
Most populous settlements: Grantham, Boston, Spalding, Stamford, Sleaford, Bourne, Oakham

Grantham area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Sleaford (suffragan see created in 1534 as Grantham)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Bourne (5 deaneries) — or Sleaford
— Area Deaneries: Beltisloe; Graffoe; Grantham; Lafford; Loveden

Boston area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Boston (suffragan see created in 1889)
Notable churches: Minster and Parish Church of St Botolph, Boston (Boston Minster) †
– Archdeaconry of Oakham (5 deaneries) — or Spalding or Stamford
— Area Deaneries: Elloe East; Elloe West; Holland; Rutland; (Aveland & Ness with) Stamford

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