The Bishop of Sherborne
The post of Bishop of Sherborne is now vacant, as the Right Revd Dr Graham Kings has gone to be the new mission theologian in the Anglican Communion - see www.missiontheologyangcom.org.
We are consequently seeking a new Bishop of Sherborne who will be an outstanding colleague, capable of leading traditional patterns of ministry and mission as well as developing a mixed economy in Dorset, Poole and part of Bournemouth; engaging with the wider community; developing lay ministry and overseeing chaplaincies.
About the Bishopric of Sherborne
The See of Sherborne was established by St Aldhelm, also Abbot of Malmesbury, in ~705. It was the mother diocese of most of South West England in Saxon times before being subsumed into the new Diocese of Salisbury after the Norman Conquest.
In 1925, the title of Bishop of Sherborne was revived for one of two suffragan bishoprics in the Diocese of Salisbury; the Diocese's other suffragan bishopric, Ramsbury, also takes its name for an Saxon diocese that was largely subsumed into Salisbury.
Eight bishops have held the title since it was revived. You can see a full list of Bishops of Sherborne, ancient and modern, on Wikipedia.