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.
|1994 to 1998||John Richards|
|1998 to 1999||Michael Houghton SSC|
|2000 to Present||Andrew Burnham SSC|