Bishop To The Forces

Bishop To The Forces

The Anglican church in the British Armed Forces falls under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury, however for all practical purposes the function is performed by the Bishop to the Forces. His full title is "The Archbishop of Canterbury's Episcopal Representative to the Armed Forces". The Bishop to the Forces is not a military chaplain.

The current holder of the office is the Rt Revd Stephen Venner.

There is sometimes confusion between the (Anglican) "Bishop to the Forces" and the (Roman Catholic) "Bishop of the Forces": for this reason the latter is normally given his title in full, i.e. "The Roman Catholic Bishop of the Forces".

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... Bishops to the Forces From Until Incumbent Notes 1956 ... Cuthbert Bardsley Also Bishop of Croydon later became Bishop of Coventry. 1966 ... Stanley Betts Also Bishop of Maidstone later became Dean of Rochester. 1975 ... John Hughes Also Bishop of Croydon ...

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