Our Bishops

The Bishops of Lichfield, Stafford, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton
The Bishops of Lichfield, Stafford, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton

The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave


Address: Bishop's House,
22 The Close,
Lichfield,
WS13 7LG

Email: bishop.michael@lichfield.anglican.org


Bishop Michael was enthroned as the 99th Bishop of Lichfield on 24 September 2016. He succeeds the Right Reverend Jonathan Gledhill, who retired in 2015.

He has responsibility for one of the Church of England’s largest dioceses, leading an episcopal team with the Bishops of Wolverhampton, Stafford and Shrewsbury.

Originally from the midlands, he came to the Diocese after twelve years in south London, the Diocese of Southwark: eight as an archdeacon and four as area Bishop of Woolwich.

He has a long-held interest and expertise in ecumenical and inter-faith matters, work for which he was awarded the OBE in 2012.

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The Rt Revd Clive Gregory


Address: 61 Richmond Road,
Merridale,
Wolverhampton,
WV3 9JH

Email: bishop.wolverhampton@lichfield.anglican.org


Bishop Clive is the area bishop of the Wolverhampton epsicopal area, covering the Black Country and southern part of Staffordshire.

After a curacy in Thanet, he spent fifteen years in Coventry as a university chaplain and then rector of four urban churches. 

In his spare time, he has a liking for cricket and books.

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The Rt Revd Geoff Annas


Address: Ash Garth,
6 Broughton Crescent,
Barlaston,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST12 9DD

Email: bishop.stafford@lichfield.anglican.org


Bishop Geoff is responsible for the Stafford epsicopal area - the northern two thirds of Staffordshire. 

He has spent most of his ministry in urban areas - a decade in south London followed by sixteen years in Southampton before coming to Stafford in 2010.

As well as his joy in working with the churches in his area, he has a passion for theatre and delights in being an honorary chaplain to various theatres.

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The Rt Revd Mark Rylands


Address: Athlone House,
68 London Road,
Shrewsbury,
SY2 6PG

Email: bishop.shrewsbury@lichfield.anglican.org


Bishop Mark is the anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury* - the part of the Diocese that covers the northern part of Shropshire as far south as Shrewsbury and Telford.

Originally from Cheshire, he was a pupil at Shrewsbury School. Once ordained he served in Cheshire for a decade before moving to the westcountry in 1997. He returned to Shropshire to become bishop in 2009.

When not ministering, he enjoys cricket and fishing.

*not to be confused with the other Bishop Mark of Shrewsbury, Rt Revd Mark Davies, bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shrewsbury.

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Each Bishop works closely with his Archdeacon(s) and has office support from his own PA as well as the Bishop's Chaplain and Secretary, based in Lichfield.

Mrs Margaret Wilson


Address: Bishop's House,
22 The Close,
Lichfield,
WS13 7LG

Email: margaret.wilson@lichfield.anglican.org


Secretary to the Bishop of Lichfield

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Mrs Gemma Trueman


Address: Ash Garth,
6 Broughton Crescent,
Barlaston,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST12 9DD

Email: gemma.trueman@lichfield.anglican.org


PA to the Bishop of Stafford

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Ms Diana Hill


Address: Bishop's House,
22 The Close,
Lichfield,
WS13 7LG

Email: diana.hill@lichfield.anglican.org


PA to the Bishop of Lichfield.

Particular responsibility for the Bishop's diary and correspondence.

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Mrs Carol Adams


Address: 61 Richmond Road,
Merridale,
Wolverhampton,
WV3 9JH

Email: carol.adams@lichfield.anglican.org


PA to the Bishop of Wolverhampton

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Mrs Julie Ramsey


Address: Athlone House,
68 London Road,
Shrewsbury,
SY2 6PG

Email: julie.ramsey@lichfield.anglican.org


PA to the Bishop of Shrewsbury

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