Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Established||5 February 1884|
|Bishop||Paul Williams, Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham|
|Suffragan||Andy Emerton, Bishop of Sherwood|
|Archdeacons||Phil Williams, Archdeacon of Nottingham|
Tors Ramsey, Archdeacon-designate of Newark
The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is a Church of England diocese in the Province of York, headed by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. The diocese covers all the English county of Nottinghamshire and a few parishes in South Yorkshire. It is bordered by the dioceses of Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Sheffield. The cathedral, Southwell Minster, is in the small town of Southwell, 15 miles (24 km) north of Nottingham.
Until 2005 the diocese was named simply Southwell, but in February the diocesan synod requested the name change, which was approved by the General Synod of the Church of England in July and by the Privy Council on 15 November 2005.
The diocese's present territory was originally the "Archdeaconry of Nottingham" in the Diocese of York, before being moved in 1837 to the Diocese of Lincoln (thereby switching from the Province of York to the Province of Canterbury). On 5 February 1884 it was taken from Lincoln and united with the archdeaconry of Derby (covering, roughly, Derbyshire), taken from the Diocese of Lichfield, to form the new Diocese of Southwell, which covered Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The Diocese of Derby became independent on 7 July 1927; Southwell and Nottingham is once again in the Province of York (since 25 October 1935, according to the Diocese of Southwell (Transfer) Measure, 1935).
The diocesan bishop is Paul Williams, assisted by Andy Emerton, the Bishop suffragan of Sherwood, whose See of Sherwood was created in 1965. Alternative episcopal oversight (for the few parishes in the diocese which do not receive the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor (PEV), the Bishop suffragan of Beverley, Glyn Webster. He is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese.
Today the bishop's residence and office, the diocesan offices and the cathedral all remain in Southwell.
Archdeaconries and deaneries
|Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham||Archdeaconry of Nottingham||Deanery of East Bingham|
|Deanery of Gedling|
|Deanery of Nottingham North|
|Deanery of Nottingham South|
|Deanery of West Bingham|
|Archdeaconry of Newark||Deanery of Bassetlaw and Bawtry|
|Deanery of Mansfield|
|Deanery of Newark and Southwell|
|Deanery of Newstead|
List of churches in the diocese
Closed churches are listed in italics.
- Orders of the Privy Council, 15 November 2005 Archived copy; accessed 16 August 2014.
- "No. 25315". The London Gazette. 5 February 1884. p. 527.
- "No. 33290". The London Gazette. 1 July 1927. p. 4207.
- "No. 34198". The London Gazette. 13 September 1935. p. 5841.
- Young's Local Administrative Units of England.
- "Stapleford church to be turned into flats for vulnerable people". Nottingham Post. 14 January 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.