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The Bishop's Office is situated in the Palace, alongside the Diocesan Office. The main task of a Bishop is to look after and care for the clergy, who serve the Church in the parishes, and support staff who serve the Diocese in other ways.

The Right Reverend Anthony Priddis retired as Bishop of Hereford on 24th September 2013 after nearly 10 years' fruitful ministry within the Diocese. He will be much missed but is going to have a busy retirement, assisting in Gloucester and Worcester dioceses.

During the Vacancy in See, please direct queries to Julie Milne or Susan Lawson. The Rt Revd Alistair Magowan, Bishop of Ludlow and Archdeacon of Ludlow, will be Commissary Bishop during the Interregnum.

The Revd Prebendary Michael Whittock will be assisting the Archdeacon of Ludlow during the Interregnum with his archidiaconal duties.

The Bishop of Hereford's Office is staffed by a full time Personal Assistant, Julie Milne, his Secretary, Susan Lawson and his Administrative Assistant (position currently vacant). They support the Bishop in the day-to-day work of running the office, dealing with correspondence, organising his diary, responding to queries,welcoming visitors and holding the fort when he is away from his office, in the Diocese or elsewhere.

The Church of England is here to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is the Bishop's job and privilege to lead the Diocese of Hereford in proclaiming this message, and in ministering to all who live within the Diocese. He is therefore very much involved in all aspects of the life of the communities including Education, Agriculture and in working with Voluntary and Statutory Agencies.

The Bishop of Hereford's Office is located at:

The Bishop's House, The Palace, Hereford, HR4 9BN

Tel: 01432 271355 Fax: 01432 373346


Alistair Magowan was consecrated as the Suffragan Bishop of Ludlow in St Paul's Cathedral on 29th September 2009. He assists the work of the Bishop of Hereford in the Diocese and is also the Archdeacon of Ludlow, which includes the Deaneries of Ludlow, Clun Forest, Bridgnorth, Condover, Pontesbury and Telford Severn Gorge. He is married to Louise.
He is assisted by Mrs Linda Savage who is able to manage all enquiries.
The Bishop of Ludlow's Office is at Bishop's House Corvedale Road Craven Arms Shropshire, SY7 9BT.
Tel: 01588 673571 Email:
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