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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. The Installation of the new 133rd Bishop of London, The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullally, took place on Saturday 12 May 2018. Read more.

The Bishop of London, The Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Sarah Mullally

Bishop of London
BSc MSc Honorary Doctorates Dame Commander of the British Empire

The Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE studied first at South Bank University for her BSc followed by a MSc … Read more

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Graham Tomlin

The Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin

Bishop of Kensington

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

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

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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Joanne Grenfell

The Rt Revd Dr Joanne Grenfell

Bishop of Stepney
BA MA DPhil Post Graduate Diploma Pastoral Theology

Joanne Grenfell became the Bishop of Stepney in July 2019. Previously, Joanne was Archdeacon of Portsdown in the Diocese of Portsmouth, and before … Read more

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Ric Thorpe, Bishop of Islington at consecration

The Rt Revd Ric Thorpe

Bishop of Islington

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 Suffragan Bishop of Fulham The Rt Revd 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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Luke Miller

The Ven Luke Miller

Archdeacon of London

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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Elizabeth Adekunle

The Ven Elizabeth 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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John Hawkins

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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Adam Atkinson

The Ven Adam Atkinson

Archdeacon of Charing Cross

Adam Atkinson became Archdeacon of Charing Cross in March 2020. He had been Director of Mission Development in the Two Cities Area and worked with the Church Revitalisation Trust.

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Richard Frank

The Ven Richard Frank

Archdeacon of Middlesex

Richard grew up in London and then Birmingham, and studied engineering at university. He served as Youth & Children’s Worker for a Birmingham parish church before training for ordination at Ridley Hall.

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Catherine Pickford

The Ven Catherine Pickford

Archdeacon of Northolt

Catherine Pickford became the Archdeacon of Northolt in September 2020. Previously, she served in the diocese of Newcastle for 20 years.

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