North West province

IV. Province of Manchester (North West; new)

Provincial Convenor: The Bishop of Manchester
6 dioceses: Manchester; Carlisle; Chester; Man; Liverpool; Blackburn

14. Diocese of Manchester (Greater Manchester; founded 1847)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Manchester
Seat(s): Cathedral, Provincial and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, Manchester (Manchester Cathedral)


4 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Rochdale (1889); Wigan (1889); Hulme (1924)
approx. pop’n: 2,682,528 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Manchester city, Stockport, Bolton, Oldham, Wigan, Rochdale, Salford, Bury, Sale, Leigh, Middleton, Ashton

Manchester area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Hulme (suffragan see created in 1924)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Manchester (3 deaneries) — or Hulme
— Area Deaneries: Ardwick; Hulme; North Manchester

Stockport area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Stockport (suffragan see created in 1909 as Whalley)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Salford (4 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Bowdon; Eccles; Salford; Stretford
– Archdeaconry of Stockport (4 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Cheadle; Heaton; Stockport; Withington

Oldham area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Oldham (suffragan see created in 1927 as Middleton)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Rochdale (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Heywood & Middleton; Radcliffe & Prestwich; Rochdale
– Archdeaconry of Ashton (4 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Ashton-under-Lyne; Mottram; Oldham East; Oldham West

Bolton area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Bolton (suffragan see created in 1984)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Bury (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Bolton; Bury; Walmsley
– Archdeaconry of Wigan (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Deane; Leigh; Wigan

15. Diocese of Carlisle (Cumbria; founded 1133)

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



3 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Kendal (1889)
approx. pop’n: 499,858 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Carlisle, Barrow, Kendal, Workington, Whitehaven, Penrith

Carlisle area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Workington (suffragan see created in 1889 as Kendal)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Workington (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Brampton; Carlisle; Solway

Penrith area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Penrith (suffragan see created in 1534) — or Whitehaven
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Whitehaven (4 deaneries) — or Penrith
— Area Deaneries: Appleby; Calder; Derwent; Penrith

Barrow area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Barrow (suffragan see created in 1889)
Notable churches: Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Kendal (Kendal Parish Church) †
– Archdeaconry of Kendal (4 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Barrow; Furness; Kendal; Windermere

16. Diocese of Chester (Cheshire; founded 1541)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Chester
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chester (Chester Cathedral)



3 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 1,027,709 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Runcorn, Ellesmere Port, Widnes, Macclesfield

Chester area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Ellesmere (new suffragan see)
Notable churches:
* the cathedral
* Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Chester (former collegiate church)
– Archdeaconry of Ellesmere (4 deaneries) — or West Cheshire
— Area Deaneries: Chester; Malpas; Middlewich; Wirral, South

Warrington area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Warrington (suffragan see created in 1918)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Runcorn (5 deaneries) — or Widnes
— Area Deaneries: Frodsham; Great Budworth; Warrington; Widnes; Winwick

Crewe area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Crewe (suffragan see created in 1949 as Stockport)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Macclesfield (5 deaneries) — or East Cheshire
— Area Deaneries: Chadkirk; Congleton; Knutsford; Macclesfield; Nantwich

17. Diocese of Man (Isle of Man; CofE since 1400 as Sodor and Man)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Man (or Douglas or Peel)
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of St German, Peel (Peel Cathedral)



1 Episcopal Area
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 84,497 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Douglas, Onchan

Man area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Man (1 deanery) — or Douglas or Onchan or Peel
— Area Deaneries: Douglas

18. Diocese of Liverpool (Merseyside; founded 1880)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Liverpool
Seat(s): Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool (Liverpool Cathedral)



2 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 1,381,189 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Liverpool, St Helens, Birkenhead, Southport, Bootle

Liverpool area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Birkenhead (suffragan see created in 1965; erect St Helens new instead)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Birkenhead (6 deaneries) — or Wirral or Liverpool and (the) Wirral
— Area Deaneries: Birkenhead; Liverpool North; Liverpool South-Childwall; Toxteth & Wavertree; Wallasey; Wirral, North

St Helens area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of St Helens (suffragan see created in 1965 as Birkenhead)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Southport (7 deaneries) — or Sefton
— Area Deaneries: Bootle; Huyton; North Meols; St Helens; Sefton; Walton; West Derby

19. Diocese of Blackburn (Lancashire; founded 1926)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Blackburn
Seat(s): Cathedral and Parish Church of Blackburn St Mary the Virgin with St Paul (Blackburn Cathedral)



3 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): —
approx. pop’n: 1,460,893 (2011 census)
Largest settlements: Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster, Accrington, Lytham St Annes, Morecambe, Skelmersdale

Blackburn area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Accrington (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Skelmersdale (6 deaneries) — or Accrington or West Lancashire
— Area Deaneries: Accrington; Blackburn with Darwen; Chorley; Leyland; Ormskirk; Rossendale

Burnley area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Burnley (suffragan see created in 1901)
Notable churches: Priory and Parish Church of St Mary, Lancaster (Lancaster Priory)
– Archdeaconry of Lancaster (5 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Burnley; Lancaster and Morecambe; Pendle; Tunstall; Whalley

Blackpool area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Blackpool (suffragan see created in 1936 as Lancaster)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Preston (5 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Blackpool; Garstang; Kirkham; Poulton; Preston

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