Press release

Suffragan See of Richborough

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Norman Banks, MA, Vicar of Walsingham, Houghton and Barsham, in the diocese of Norwich, and Chaplain to The Queen, to the Suffragan See of Richborough, in the Diocese of Canterbury, in succession to the Right Reverend Keith Newton, BD, AKC, PGCE, on his resignation on the 31 December 2010.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Notes for Editors

The Reverend Norman Banks (aged 57), studied at Oriel College, Oxford and then trained for the ordained ministry at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. He served his first curacy at Newcastle Christ Church with St Ann from 1982 to 1987 and then Priest-in-Charge from 1987 to 1990 in the Diocese of Newcastle. From 1990 to 2000 he was Vicar of Tynemouth, Cullercoats St Paul in Newcastle Diocese. Since 2000 he has been Vicar of Walsingham, Houghton and Barsham in the diocese of Norwich and Rural Dean of Burnham and Walsingham from 2008. Since 2009 he has also been Chaplain to The Queen. 

Reverend Norman Banks is single.

Published 5 May 2011