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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 Candlemas Eucharist at St Paul's Cathedral 2017
Richard Chartres / 2 February 2017

“Master, now you are dismissing your servant”

The Bishop of London’s valedictory sermon, preached on Candlemas 2017 at St Paul’s Cathedral, and relayed to the ‘pop-up Cathedral’ in Paternoster Square.

Richard Chartres / 23 December 2016

The Bishop of London’s 2016 Christmas message

The Bishop of London’s Christmas message to the Diocese, on charity, love and #LondonUnited.

Richard Chartres / 7 December 2016

#LondonUnited: churches at the heart of modern, diverse and inclusive London, open and welcoming to all

Ad clerum from the Bishop of London to parishes in the Diocese of London announcing the launch of the #LondonUnited campaign to combat intolerance.

Richard Chartres / 11 November 2016

Isn’t it time we moved on?

The Bishop of London’s address at the Interfaith Remembrance Service at City Hall.

Phoenix from the Ashes Great Fire Commemoration St Stephen Walbrook
Richard Chartres / 5 September 2016

Phoenix from the Ashes

A sermon broadcast by the BBC from St Stephen Walbrook, a church by Sir Christopher Wren in the City of London, to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

The Bishop of London Richard Chartres at 350 commemoration of Great Fire of London St Paul's Cathedral
Richard Chartres / 5 September 2016

Out of the Ashes

On the anniversary of the Great Fire of London, the Bishop of London preached at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Bishop of London preaching
Richard Chartres / 1 July 2016

Commemoration of the Eve of the Somme

The Bishop of London preached at Westminster Abbey on the Eve of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres
Richard Chartres / 24 June 2016

The EU Referendum Result

The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has today written to clergy in London regarding the result of the EU Referendum.

Richard Chartres / 23 June 2016


The Bishop of London asks people to pray for this Petertide’s ordinands and commends a number of resources helpful to people exploring a Christian vocation.

Bishop of London preaching in Mercers' Hall
Richard Chartres / 2 June 2016

St Thomas Becket at Mercers’ Hall

“Very close to this spot in 1120, a child was born to a Norman merchant and his wife, Gilbert and Matilda. It was St Thomas’s day and the child was baptised the same evening.”

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