Bishop of London

The Bishop of London is always a privy counsellor and accordingly is addressed as ‘The Right Reverend and Right Honourable’. When the Bishop of London retires he is addressed as any other retired diocesan bishop, except that as a privy counsellor he retains the aforesaid designation ‘The Rt Hon’ (so his description does not change).

How to Address the Bishop of London

The recommended style of address is as follows:

Beginning of letter Dear Bishop/Dear Lord Bishop
Envelope The Rt Reverend and Rt Hon The Lord Bishop of London
Verbal address Bishop (or My Lord Bishop)
Invitation The Bishop of London
Description in conversation The Bishop of London

 

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