Bishop of Huddersfield

The Bishop of Huddersfield is the Rt Revd Smitha Prasadam. She was consecrated in summer 2023.

She studied English Literature and Linguistics at the College of Ripon and York St John, (University of Leeds).

Born into the Church of South India, her family then moved to the Anglican Church in Wales. Both her parents were pioneer mission partners with the Church Missionary Society, and her mother was the first Indian woman ordained in the UK.

As Bishop's Adviser, Smitha initiated the Racial Justice Working Group in the Diocese of Europe.  As a member of the Archbishop's Transformations Steering Group she championed women's vocational pathways for flourishing.  Smitha is passionate about liturgy which breathes life into ancient texts so that they can be heard with new meaning and relevance.  She is known for mission and partnership with children and young people in schools.

Smitha served as Chaplain of St Alban's Copenhagen, and served as Bishop's Racial Justice Adviser, Vocations Adviser and Chair of the House of Clergy in the Diocese in Europe.   

She is also a member of the General Synod, the Liturgical Commission, St John's College Council Durham, FGPSC and is Chair of Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN).

For matters relating to the Huddersfield Episcopal Area please contact Bishop Smitha Prasadam ( or Jo Hodgkinson, PA to the Bishop of Huddersfield (

Bishop's PA: Jo Hodgkinson. Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 2.00pm. 01484 471801.

Bishop of Huddersfield Office Address: Sir John Ramsden Court, Ground Floor, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3AQ.

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