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suffragan

a. (of any bishop of a diocese) subordinate to and assisting his superior archbishop or metropolitan
b. (of any assistant bishop) having the duty of assisting the bishop of the diocese to which he is appointed but having no ordinary jurisdiction in that diocese
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A suffragan bishop is assistant to the bishop, but will not be promoted to the higher office upon the bishop's resignation without an election.
The diocese of the Arctic has three new suffragan bishops. At its diocesan synod on Thursday, March 28, Annie Ittoshat, Lucy Netser and Joey Royal were elected.
? Rt Rev Libby Lane has been suffragan Bishop of Stockport since 2015 Mark Waugh
As the 12th suffragan Bishop of Grantham, Nicholas will have pastoral oversight of the archdeaconry of Boston, but will also have a diocese-wide role of developing and encouraging ordained and lay ministry.
THE Rt Rev Richard Blackburn, Suffragan Bishop of Liverpool and Bishop of Warrington, held his first business lunch in the city yesterday.
"But it is the warmth of the people in the Durham Diocese that I will remember most fondly." Bishop Tom officially retires on August 31 and Suffragan Bishop Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow, will take his place until a new Bishop is chosen and ordained.
Unite officers have accused the Bishop of Worcester, Rt Rev John Inge, and Rt Rev David Walker, the Suffragan Bishop of Dudley of washing their hands of the affair in the sleepy Worcestershire village of Hanley Broadheath "like Pontius Pilate".
In a statement, Dr Williams said: "The election of Mary Glasspool by the Diocese of Los Angeles as suffragan bishop elect raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole.
Dr John was in the headlines five years ago after he was forced to withdraw his acceptance of the post of suffragan Bishop of Reading following a storm of protest from conservatives in the Anglican Church.
After finishing his role as suffragan bishop of Bradwell, he moved to Coventry with his wife Marion, and his enthronement ceremony took place at Coventry Cathedral on September,18, 1976.
Suffragan Bishop David Bena of Albany, N.Y., spoke on behalf of 36 U.S.
He was ordained as the fifth Bishop of Dudley in March 2014 and had served as the Suffragan Bishop across the whole of the Diocese of Worcester.