The Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich


The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is the principal clergyman of the diocese with oversight of its clergy and people in a leadership, teaching and pastoral capacity. The diocese is the group of parishes within an area largely identical to a county. The Bishop has his chief seat or “cathedra” in the mother church of the diocese, which, by virtue of the cathedra, is called the cathedral. He attends many of the major services, which take place at the Cathedral each year, including ordinations when he makes new deacons and priests for service in the diocese. He always presides and preaches at the Eucharist on Christmas Day and Easter Day.

The Right Reverend Martin Seeley was enthroned as the 11th Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich on 20 June 2015.

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