Diocese of Chichester


The Bishop of Lewes has pastoral responsibility for the Anglican Churches of East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and one parish in Kent.


We are delighted to welcome Will Hazlewood as the new Bishop of Lewes. More information about when Will will be able to move to the Diocese will follow in due course.

Will Hazlewood has been a priest since 2002. He served his curacy in a parish in the centre of Bristol before moving to Buckinghamshire to the parish of Iver Heath on the outskirts of Slough. He moved to the Diocese of Exeter in 2011 to be Incumbent of Dartmouth and Dittisham, a market town and village in the South Hams. He became Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral in 2017.

His wife Sophie grew up in Sussex and is a Project Manager. They have two young children.

“I’m really looking forward to getting started,” said Will today before adding: “My first task is to listen and get to know the clergy and people of the diocese so that I can discern how to support and encourage the local mission of the church in all aspects of its life.”


Please direct any enquiries to the Bishop of Chichester’s senior chaplain at Stephen.ferns@chichester.anglican.org.