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The Diocese of London is presided over by the Bishop of London who is assisted by the Suffragan Bishop of Fulham and four Area Bishops who exercise responsibility on behalf of the Bishop of London in their Areas. The Bishop of Islington has responsibilities in London and nationally for helping churches establish new worshipping communities. The bishops are assisted in their Areas by Archdeacons.

Richard Chartres

The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres

Bishop of London
KCVO DD FSA

Richard Chartres is the 132nd Bishop of London. He served as Archbishop’s Chaplain in the 1980s before moving to London Diocese as a parish priest.

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Jonathan Baker

The Rt Revd Jonathan Baker

Bishop of Fulham
BA MPhil

The Right Revd Jonathan Baker is responsible for the pastoral care of parishes operating under the London Plan. He studied at St John’s College, Oxford and then trained at St Stephen’s House, Oxford.

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Adrian Newman

The Rt Revd Adrian Newman

Bishop of Stepney
BSc MPhil Doctor of civil law

Adrian Newman became the Bishop of Stepney in July 2011. He is a social entrepreneur, committed to human flourishing and the re-enchantment of society.

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Graham Tomlin

The Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin

Bishop of Kensington
BA MA PhD

Graham Tomlin was born into a Christian family – his father was a Baptist minister – where he grew in faith from early years. He is President of St Mellitus College.

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Rob Wickham

The Rt Revd Rob Wickham

Bishop of Edmonton
BA MA

Robert Wickham became the Bishop of Edmonton in September 2015. Since his ordination as a Deacon, Rob has always served in the Diocese of London.

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Pete Broadbent

The Rt Revd Pete Broadbent

Bishop of Willesden
BA MA

Peter Broadbent grew up in the Willesden Area where he has been a bishop since 2001. He became a Christian at 14 through ‘Crusaders’, a Christian youth organisation.

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Ric Thorpe

The Rt Revd Ric Thorpe

Bishop of Islington
BSc BTh

Ric Thorpe has been Bishop of Islington since September 2015. Before being appointed to Islington, Bishop Ric was the Bishop of London’s Adviser for Church Planting and Rector of St Paul’s Shadwell.

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The Ven Luke Miller, Archdeacon of Hampstead

The Ven Luke Miller

Archdeacon

The Ven Luke Miller has been Archdeacon of London since January 2016. He came to London for a year as a pastoral assistant before training for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House Oxford.

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The Venerable Rosemary-Lain-Priestley

The Ven Rosemary Lain-Priestley

Archdeacon for the Two Cities

Rosemary Lain-Priestley was born and brought up in Lancashire. She is passionate about words and communication, social justice and the belief that God’s presence permeates every aspect of the world.

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The Ven Liz Adekunle

The Ven Liz Adekunle

Archdeacon of Hackney

Liz Adekunle was a curate and parish priest in Hackney before becoming Chaplain of St John’s College. She is a member of the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group and has been Archdeacon of Hackney since April 2016.

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Stephan Welch Archdeacon of Middlesex

The Ven Stephan Welch

Archdeacon of Middlesex

Born 1950 in Sydney Australia of mixed English and German-Jewish parentage, Stephan Welch was largely brought up and educated in Bedfordshire. He has been Archdeacon of Middlesex since 2006.

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The Ven John Hawkins, Archdeacon of Hampstead

The Ven John Hawkins

Archdeacon of Hampstead

The Ven John Hawkins served as parish priest at a number of churches in London and as Bishop’s Missioner at King’s Cross London since 2013 when he was also made a Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral.

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The Ven Duncan Green, Archdeacon of Northolt

The Ven Duncan Green

Archdeacon of Northolt

The Ven Duncan Green oversaw the Church of England’s involvement at the London 2012 Games and was installed at St Paul’s Cathedral in April 2013.

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