Share |


Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe:

The Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes (2014) 

Bishop in Europe's Office

47, rue Capitaine Crespel - boite 49, 1050 Brussels, Belgium 
T: +32 (0)2 213 7480 


Bishop's Commissary and Chaplain:

The Reverend Canon Meurig Williams


Personal Assistant

Mrs Lucy Paton


Suffragan Bishop:

David Hamid    The Right Reverend Dr David Hamid (2002)

    14 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QZ
    T: +44 (0)20 7898 1160
    F: +44 (0)20 7898 1166

    Biography and Responsibilities


To Visit Bishop David's Blog and to view his Diary, click here: Bishop David's Blog

 Suffragan Bishop’s Chaplain and Personal Assistant:

The Revd Deacon Frances Hiller (2002)



Bishop’s Press Officer:

The Reverend Paul Needle (2005)

T: +44 (0) 7712 463806 
Mobile +44 (0) 7712 463806 



Honorary Assistant Bishops

Each Honorary Assistant Bishop holds the Bishop’s Commission for one of two reasons: that (a) he is the currently serving bishop in office of a Church or Diocese on the Continent in Communion with the Church of England, or (b) that for some other reason or expertise the Bishop has invited him to accept his Commission to minister as a bishop in our Diocese.

Chaplains may approach honorary assistant bishops direct to invite their involvement in a liturgical celebration or pastoral activity. The archdeacon should be informed. A chaplain who wishes a bishop whose name is not on this list to be invited to minister (whether currently in office or retired), should inform the diocesan Bishop who will write to invite the bishop in question.

The Diocesan Handbook has the following at C1(j):

From time to time the diocesan Bishop commissions honorary assistant bishops to share with him and the Suffragan bishop in Episcopal ministry in the Diocese. The assistant bishops may accept invitations from chaplains to confirm or preside at worship without further recourse to the diocesan Bishop.

A chaplain who wishes to invite to minister in a particular chaplaincy any bishop in communion who is not already an honorary assistant bishop of this Diocese, should note that they should ask the diocesan Bishop to invite the bishop in question to minister as requested.

Chaplaincies are liable for the travel costs and other expenses of any honorary assistant bishop whom they invite to minister in the chaplaincy.

1. Bishops of Dioceses or Churches in Communion currently in Office

The Right Reverend Jorge de Pina Cabral (2012)

Bishop of the Lusitanian Church (Portuguese Episcopal Church)

Centro Diocesano, Apartado 392, 4431-905 Vila Nove de Gaia, Portugal
T: +351 22 375 4018 

The Right Reverend Pierre Whalon (2001)

Bishop in charge of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe

American Cathedral, 23 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
T: +33 1 53 23 84 00 (cathedral)
F: +33 1 47 23 95 30 (cathedral)
2. Retired Bishops available for liturgical celebrations and pastoral activities

The Right Reverend Michael Colclough (2013)

12 Grosvenor Court, Sloane Square, London, SW1X 9PF
T: +44 (0)20 3612 3135 

The Right Reverend John Flack (2003)

Huddersfield House, 7 Cemetery Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 1SF
T: +44 (0)1733 202767

The Right Reverend Richard Garrard (2001)

26 Carol Close, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8NN
T: +44 (0)1508 494165

The Right Reverend Edward Holland (2002)
Suffragan Bishop in Europe 1986-95

37 Parfrey Street, London, W6 9EW
T: +44 (0)20 8746 3636

The Right Reverend Nicholas Reade (2013)

5 Warnham Gardens, Bexhill-on-Sea, Kent, TN39 3SP
T: 44 (0)1424 842673
The Right Reverend David Smith (2002)
34 Cedar Glade, Dunnington, York YO19 5QZ
T: 44 (0)1904 481225
The Right Reverend David Stancliffe (2011)
15 The Butts, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL13 2UQ
T: 44 (0)1388 526912

The Right Reverend Michael Turnbull (2003)

67 Strand Street, Sandwich CT13 9HN
T: 44 (0)1304 611389

The Right Reverend Dr Stephen Venner (2011)

81 King Harry Lane, St Albans, Herts., AL3 4AS
T: 44 (0)7980 743628 
3. Retired Bishops occasionally available for liturgical celebrations only

The Right Reverend Michael Manktelow (1994)

14 Little London, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1NZ

The Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Gibraltar

The Very Reverend Dr John Paddock (2008)

The Deanery, 41 Jumpers Buildings, Rosia Road, Gibraltar
T: +350 78377 (Deanery)
T: +350 75745 (Cathedral)
F: +350 78463

Vicars General

Under Section 12 (a) of the Diocesan Constitution, “The diocesan Bishop may at his discretion appoint one or more vicars-general to assist him in the administration of the Diocese.

In his licence to a vicar general the diocesan Bishop may delegate any or all of the following functions —

  • the issuing of letters of appointment to chaplains;
  • the issuing, in the Bishop's name, of licences and permissions to officiate to priests, deacons, deaconesses, lay workers and readers;
  • the instituting of chaplains in the absence of the Bishop or archdeacon;
  • the issuing of faculties for alterations, additions and repairs to the fabric and ornaments of churches and to churchyards;
  • the holding of visitations on behalf of the diocesan Bishop.

Where any function specified in a licence requires the application of the Bishop’s seal to a document, that seal shall be affixed and the document shall be executed by the vicar general authorised by the licence to discharge that function.

During the vacancy of any archdeaconry, the diocesan Bishop shall appoint either a vicar general or some other person in priests orders to carry out the duties of the archdeacon.”