Diocese in Europe

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Diocese in Europe
Diocese in Europe logo.jpg
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Eastern, France, Germany and Northern Europe, Gibraltar, Italy and Malta, Northwest Europe, Switzerland
Churches 295
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar
Co-cathedral St Paul's Pro-Cathedral
Holy Trinity, Brussels
Current leadership
Bishop Robert Innes
Metropolitan Archbishop Justin Welby
Suffragan David Hamid

The Diocese in Europe (short form for "The Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe") is geographically the largest diocese of the Church of England and the largest diocese in the Anglican Communion, covering some one-sixth of the Earth's landmass, including Morocco, Europe (excluding the British Isles), Turkey, Mongolia and the territory of the former Soviet Union.

The See Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar and there are two Pro-Cathedrals in Malta and Brussels. The diocese is headed by the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, who is assisted by the Suffragan Bishop in Europe, the present bishop, Rob Innes, was commissioned and consecrated on 20 July 2014.[1] The current suffragan bishop is David Hamid, who was consecrated bishop on 17 October 2002, the pro-cathedrals are St Paul's Cathedral, Valletta, Malta, and Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels, Belgium.

The diocese is attached to the Province of Canterbury, the Diocese of Gibraltar was created on 29 September 1842[2][3] and at that time covered all Anglican chaplaincies from Portugal to the Caspian Sea. On 30 June 1980,[4] the diocese was amalgamated with the Jurisdiction of North and Central Europe (exercised by the Bishop of London through the Suffragan Bishop of Fulham) and renamed the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe (it has since become commonly known as the Diocese in Europe), it is divided into seven archdeaconries.


A map showing the Diocese in Europe. Archdeaconries are colour-coded.


The diocese is led by the diocesan Bishop in Europe, Robert Innes and the Suffragan Bishop in Europe, David Hamid.

The diocese also licences many honorary assistant bishops to fulfill some episcopal duties across the European diocese. Several of these are the current bishops of other churches in Europe in communion with the Church of England:

The rest are retired Anglican bishops resident in England, the following are licensed as of March 2014 according to the official diocesan website:[6]

Additionally, there are several more honorary assistant bishops listed Crockford's Clerical Directory as of March 2014:[8]


Archdeaconry of France[edit]

Church Location Dedication Web Founded Benefice Notes
Calais Anglican Church Calais [9] Pas-de-Calais Meets in L'Oratoire Notre Dame
Boulogne-sur-Mer Anglican Church Boulogne-sur-Mer [9] Pas-de-Calais Meets in Monastère du Carmel
Hesdin Anglican Church Hesdin [9] Pas-de-Calais Meets in Salle de l'Arsenal
Dunkirk Mission to Seafarers Dunkirk [10]
Arras Anglican Church Arras
St Peter, Chantilly Chantilly [11] pre-1900
Caen Anglican Chaplaincy Caen [12] 1964 Paris St George Self-supporting. Meets in Chapelle de la Miséricorde
Gratot Hommëel Anglican Church Gratot 2002 Christ Church in the Manche First met in Coutances[13]
St Bartholomew, Dinard Dinard Bartholomew [14] 1871
Huelgoat Anglican Church Huelgoat Brittany
St Paul, Gif-sur-Yvette Gif-sur-Yvette Paul Versailles
St Luke, Fontainebleau Fontainebleau Luke [15] Meets in Chapel of the Lycée Saint-Aspais
All Saints, Vendee Puy-de-Serre [16] All Saints, Vendee Services also at La Chapelle-Palluau & La Chapelle-Achard
Ambernac Anglican Church Ambernac [17] Poitou-Charentes (Good Shepherd)
Barbezieux-St-Hilaire Anglican Church Barbezieux-St-Hilaire [17] Poitou-Charentes (Good Shepherd)
Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure Ang. Ch. Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure [17] Poitou-Charentes (Good Shepherd) Meets in Le Temple Protestant
Chef Boutonne Anglican Church Chef-Boutonne [17] Poitou-Charentes (Good Shepherd) Winter only
Civray Anglican Church Civray [17] Poitou-Charentes (Good Shepherd)
Jarnac Anglican Church Jarnac [17] Poitou-Charentes (Good Shepherd)
La Rochefoucauld Anglican Church La Rochefoucauld [17] Poitou-Charentes (Good Shepherd)
St Mark, Grenoble Grenoble [18] Meets in Centre Oecuménique St Marc
Bordeaux Anglican Church Bordeaux [19] Chaplaincy of Aquitaine
Bertric-Burée Anglican Church Bertric-Burée [20] Chaplaincy of Aquitaine
Condom in the Gers Anglican Church Condom [20] Chaplaincy of Aquitaine Monthly services only
Doudrac Anglican Church Doudrac [20] Chaplaincy of Aquitaine
St Andrew, Biarritz Biarritz Andrew [21] 1854 Meets in St Joseph's Catholic Church
St Andrew, Alet les Bains Alet-les-Bains Andrew [22] Midi-Pyrénées & Aude
Brens Anglican Church Brens [22] Midi-Pyrénées & Aude Meets in St Eugene's Catholic Church
Cahors Anglican Church Cahors [22] Midi-Pyrénées & Aude
Caylus Anglican Church Caylus [22] Midi-Pyrénées & Aude
Hères and Mazères Anglican Church Hères & Mazères-de-Neste [23] Pau
Aix-en-Provence Anglican Church Aix-en-Provence Marseille
Holy Trinity, Cannes Cannes Trinity [24] 1884 Rebuilt 1971-1973
St Michael, Beaulieu-sur-Mer Beaulieu-sur-Mer Michael [25] 1893-1894

Archdeaconry of Switzerland[edit]

Church Location Dedication Web Founded Benefice Notes
Divonne-les-Bains Anglican Church Divonne-les-Bains [26] La Côte Meets in Temple de Divonne

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Diocese in Europe – New Diocesan Bishop Appointed Archived May 8, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 7 May 2014)
  2. ^ "No. 20146". The London Gazette. 30 September 1842. p. 2632. 
  3. ^ Official History of the Diocese of Europe Archived June 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ London Gazette, 3 July 1980; Diocese in Europe Measure 1980
  5. ^ a b Diocese in Europe — First full time stipendiary archdeacon appointed (Accessed 29 May 2015)
  6. ^ a b c Diocese in Europe – Who We Are: Bishop (Accessed 25 April 2014)
  7. ^ Diocese in Europe – Prayer Diary, January–June 2014 Archived 2014-04-27 at the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 27 April 2014)
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory – Benefice: Honorary Assistant Bishops, Diocese: Gibraltar in Europe (Accessed 25 April 2014)
  9. ^ a b c "The Anglican church in the Pas de Calais-Home". www.anglicanspdc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Mission To Seafarers | Home". Mission To Seafarers. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  11. ^ Chantilly, St Peter's Church,. "St Peter's Church, Chantilly › Home". www.stpeters.fr. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  12. ^ "Anglican Chaplaincy, Caen". anglican-chaplaincy-caen.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  13. ^ "Christchurch in the Manche". www.manche-church.net. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  14. ^ "St. Bartholomew's Church Dinard". www.stbarts-dinard.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  15. ^ "St Luke's Church Fontainebleau". www.saintlukesfontainebleau.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  16. ^ Design, EA. "All Saints Vendee | English Speaking Church in Vendee France". www.allsaintsvendee.fr. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g "Christ the Good Shepherd, France, Church in France". Christ the Good Shepherd, France, Church in France. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  18. ^ "English speaking church of Grenoble | many nationalities, a common language". grenoblechurch.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  19. ^ "The Anglican Church in Bordeaux". The Anglican Church in Bordeaux. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  20. ^ a b c Amy. "Welcome". www.churchinaquitaine.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  21. ^ "Biarritz Anglican Church". Biarritz Anglican Church. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  22. ^ a b c d "The Chaplaincy of Midi-Pyrénées and Aude | Home". churchinmidipa.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  23. ^ http://www.standrewschurchpau.org.uk/
  24. ^ "Holy Trinity Cannes". www.holytrinitycannes.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  25. ^ "St Michael's Church | English Speaking Church, French Riviera, Anglican Marriages". www.stmichaelsbeaulieusurmer.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  26. ^ "Home | La Côte Anglican Church". www.lacotechurch.ch. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 

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