London vicar to be Bishop of Croydon
Downing Street has announced that the Revd Jonathan Clark has been appointed the 10th Bishop of Croydon, succeeding the Rt Revd Nick Baines who is now the 10th Bishop of Bradford.
The Revd Jonathan Clark has been Rector of St Mary, Stoke Newington in the Diocese of London since 2003 and was Priest in Charge of St John’s Brownswood Park from 2004 to 2011. He trained for ordination at Trinity College Bristol and was ordained deacon in the Diocese of Carlisle and served his title in Carlisle.Prior to becoming Rector of St Mary’s he had been Chaplain of two universities: Bristol and London Metropolitan and Director of Studies, Southern Training Scheme for Christian Ministry. He was Rector General of the Society of Catholic Priests between 2005 and 2008 and is currently Chair of Affirming Catholicism, UK.
He is married to Alison, who is a senior lecturer in childhood studies and they have two grown up children.
Jonathan will visit his new Episcopal Area when he takes up his new role in the late spring.