The Bishop of Winchester is the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Winchester in the Church of England. The bishop's cathedra is at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.
The Bishop of Winchester is one of five Church of England bishops who are among the Lords Spiritual in the House of Lords regardless of their length of service. The Lords Spiritual are the 26 bishops in parliament house. The other members are called the Lords Temporal.
The bishop's diocese is one of the oldest and most important in England. Originally it was the see of the kingdom of Wessex, with the cathedra at Dorchester Cathedral under Saints Birinus and Agilbert. It was transferred to Winchester in AD 660. During the Middle Ages, it was one of the wealthiest English sees and its bishops have included a number of politically prominent Englishmen, notably the 9th century Saint Swithun. Winchester was divided in AD 909, with Wilthsire and Berkshire transferring to the new See of Ramsbury. During the 19th century, the bishop licensed many prostitutes who were known as the "Winchester Geese" and maintained a cemetery for them.
The official residence of the Bishop of Winchester is Wolvesey Palace in Winchester. Other traditional homes included Farnham Castle and a residence at Winchester Palace in Southwark, Surrey (now London). The bishop is the visitor to five Oxford colleges including New College, Oxford and St John's College, Oxford.
The 97th Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Tim Dakin, was enthroned on 21 April 2012, having been elected on 14 October 2011. He was consecrated as a bishop in St Paul's Cathedral, London, on 25 January 2012.
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Norman to Reformation
During the Reformation
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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:03:59 -0700
Rt Rev Tim Dakin has been elected as the president of the Winchester YMCA. THE NEW Bishop of Winchester has been elected as the president of one of Hampshire's oldest youth hostels. The board of the Winchester YMCA has agreed to have the Rt Rev ...
Tue, 28 May 2013 04:05:32 -0700
Now Bruce Willing, a former church warden at Grouville Church who has already challenged the Archbishop of Canterbury to intervene in the affair, is calling on the Bishop of Winchester, Tim Dakin, to answer a series of questions. Mr Willing says, "We ...
Jersey Evening Post
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:03:00 -0700
However, if we allow the Bishop of Winchester to reorganise us, remove our Dean, and ignore our history and status as an independent Bailiwick, we may end up with very little say in what happens in our churches, while continuing to send large quota ...
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:33:01 -0700
The ceremony in the city of Southampton also included a blessing by the Bishop of Winchester, the Right Rev. Tim Dakin, a performance by British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield and music from military bands. Catherine was then to be given a brief tour ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 06:33:26 -0700
"There is no more fitting godmother to name our ship than a person who is admired around the world for her style, grace and compassion for others," the Bishop of Winchester Tim Dakin said of the 31-year-old pregnant royal. Kate then took a short tour ...
New York Daily News
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:52:13 -0700
The duchess's bottle-smashing performance was the highlight of a gala ceremony that included a formal blessing and a prayer from the Bishop of Winchester and a performance by pop star Natasha Bedingfield. PHOTOS: KATE MIDDLETON ROYAL ...
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 02:01:16 -0700
Her bottle-smashing performance was the highlight of a gala ceremony that included a formal blessing and a prayer from the Bishop of Winchester and a performance by pop star Natasha Bedingfield. “We can think of no more fitting godmother for our ...
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 04:24:26 -0700
This time, the Duchess, wearing a black and white animal print Hobbs coat dress, was welcomed by Alan Buckelew, the president of Princess Cruises, and the ship's captain Tony Draper, before the ship was blessed by the Bishop of Winchester, Tim Dakin.
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