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Bishop of Ebbsfleet

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet is a suffragan bishop who fulfills the role of a provincial episcopal visitor for the whole Church of England Province of Canterbury, England.

The position was created in 1994 and licensed by the Archbishop of Canterbury as a "flying bishop" to visit parishes throughout the province who cannot in good conscience accept the ministry of bishops who have participated in the ordination of women. The role is named after Ebbsfleet in Thanet, Kent.

List of the Bishops of Ebbsfleet

Tenure Incumbent Notes
1994 to 1998 John Richards
1998 to 1999 Michael Houghton SSC
2000 to Present Andrew Burnham SSC

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