A suffragan bishop is a bishop subordinate to a metropolitan bishop. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight In Hierarchical Christian churches the rank of metropolitan bishop, or simply metropolitan, pertains to the Diocesan bishop or
In the Catholic Church this term is applied to all non-metropolitan bishops (that is, diocesan bishops of dioceses within a metropolitan's province, and auxiliary bishops). In the Catholic Church, a Bishop is an ordained minister who holds the fullness of the priesthood. In the Catholic Church, a Bishop is an ordained minister who holds the fullness of the priesthood. In many rites of the Roman Catholic Church and in Anglican churches, a diocese is an administrative territorial unit administered by a Bishop. See also Bishop (Catholic Church An auxiliary bishop, in the Roman Catholic Church, is an additional bishop assigned to a Diocese because
In the Anglican Churches, the term applies to a bishop who is a full-time assistant to a diocesan bishop, for example, the Bishop of Jarrow is suffragan to the Bishop of Durham (the diocesan). Anglicanism is a tradition of Christian faith Churches in this tradition either have historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs A diocesan Bishop is a bishop in charge of a Diocese. These are to be distinguished from Suffragan bishops assistant bishops, coadjutor bishops The Bishop of Jarrow is an Episcopal title given to a Suffragan bishop in the Church of England Diocese of Durham; which is within the Province See also List of Bishops of Durham The Bishop of Durham is the Anglican Bishop responsible for the Diocese of Durham in Some Anglican suffragans are given the responsibility for a geographical area within the diocese (for example, the Bishop of Selby is an area bishop within the Diocese of York). The Bishop of Selby is an Episcopal title given to a Suffragan bishop in the Church of England Diocese of York, which is within the Province The Diocese of York is an administrative division of the Church of England, part of the Province of York. The practice of appointing such bishops can be traced to the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534. The Suffragan Bishops Act 1534 was an Act of the Parliament of England (26 Hen
The Church of Ireland has no Suffragan Bishops, not even in the geographically large dioceses or in the two archdioceses. The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating across the island of Ireland.
In the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Suffragan Bishops are fairly common in larger dioceses, but usually have no specific region of responsibility within a diocese, and so are not given the title of a particular city. The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. Thus Barbara Clementine Harris was titled simply "Suffragan Bishop of Massachusetts". The Rt Rev Barbara Clementine Harris (born 12 June 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was the first woman ordained a Bishop The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts is one of the nine original Dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.