Bishop's Office and Working Costs Reports

There are 113 bishops in the Church of England - 44 diocesan bishops and 69 suffragan and full-time assistant bishops, including area bishops and provincial episcopal visitors. A diocesan bishop is the head of his diocese both pastorally and administratively as Bishop in Synod. Suffragan and assistant bishops, including area bishops and provincial episcopal visitors, exercise a bishop's ministry in the name of and under the authority of the diocesan bishop.

They are assisted in all their work by a small but highly dedicated personal staff, whose service and commitment are greatly appreciated. The bishop's task is summarised in the Declaration made by the archbishop at his consecration. It is the core of a bishop's ministry, underlying a wide range of requirements and activities.

The House of Bishops requests the Church Commissioners prepare and publish the details of bishops' office and working costs on an annual basis.

Reports for the past 5 years are housed in this section of our website under resources on the right hand sidebar.