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About Richard Chartres

The Rt Revd Richard Chartres KCVO was the 132nd Bishop of London from November 1995 until March 2017.

Bishop of London preaching at Waterloo 200 service
Richard Chartres / 18 June 2015

Waterloo 200: A National Service of Commemoration

Address by The Bishop of London to Waterloo 200: A National Service of Commemoration, at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Interior of Temple Church
Richard Chartres / 14 May 2015

Ascension Day Magna Carta service in celebration of the City of London’s Mayoral Charter

Tonight we celebrate a significant moment in the ascent of London from the Roman ruin King Alfred knew to our capital city. On May 9th King John was here at the Temple.

The Bishop of London with the Revd David Ingall at the launch of the new worshipping community at St Sepulchre's
Richard Chartres / 1 May 2015

The revival of the See of Islington

The Dioceses Commission has agreed to revive the See of Islington. The new Bishop of Islington will focus on helping the creation of new worshipping communities in London and across the Church.

Richard Chartres / 5 April 2015

Easter Day 2015

The Bishop of London’s sermon on Easter Day at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Closer view of The Bishop of London at the Lectern
Richard Chartres / 2 April 2015

Maundy Thursday 2015

Let it alone for one more year, until I dig round it and dung it. If it bears fruit next year well and good but if not you can cut it down.

The Bishop of London in front of the 'prayer map'.
Richard Chartres / 23 March 2015

Week of Prayer 18 – 23 May 2015

In May we will hold our third Week of Prayer in preparation for the great Feast of Pentecost. This year our prayer theme is one of journeys. Come to St Paul’s Cathedral or pray in your own church or home.

Richard Chartres / 6 March 2015

Maundy Thursday Eucharist, 10.30am, 2nd April Renewal of Ordination Vows and Blessing of Oils

Clergy, licensed ministers and all the people of God are invited to St Paul’s Cathedral at 10.30am on 2 April for the Renewal of Ordination Vows and Blessing of Oils at this year’s Chrism Mass.

Richard Chartres / 18 February 2015

Ash Wednesday 2015

Rend your heart and not your garments and turn unto the Lord your God for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness.

Bishop of Kensington and his wife on announcement of new appointment
Richard Chartres / 10 February 2015

Appointment of Paul Williams to the See of Southwell and Nottingham

The appointment of Paul Williams to the See of Southwell and Nottingham is being announced from 10 Downing Street this morning.

Richard Chartres / 30 January 2015

Immigration Act 2014 – changes to legal preliminaries to church marriage and Common Licences

The Immigration Act 2014 makes important changes to the Marriage Act 1949. From Monday 2 March 2015, it will be unlawful for the marriage of any person who is not a ‘relevant national’ to be solemnised in the Church of England after the publication of banns OR by a Common Licence.

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