I moved to the Diocese of Southwark when I was appointed Bishop of Kingston in 2002. In this role I am responsible for overseeing the Church of England’s work in the Kingston Episcopal Area which covers the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston and Richmond (south of the River Thames). I am also the Diocese’s lead bishop for the environment and for inter faith issues.
I am President of the YMCA (London SW) and Patron of the Fircroft Trust, Kingston Bereavement Service, Springfield Community Flat and the Curriculum for Cohesion. I am also a member of the Ascension Trust’s Council of Reference, a member of the Foundation and Executive of St George’s College, Jerusalem, and a member of the Committee which develops Kingston Episcopal Area’s link with the Diocese of Matabeleland in Zimbabwe.
On a national level, I am a Scholar-Consultant of the Christian Muslim Forum having been Co-Chair from 2010 to 2012 and Anglican President from 2012 till 2015. I am an Honorary Research Fellow at King’s College, London, and also Whitelands Professorial Fellow in Christian Theology and Contemporary Issues at the University of Roehampton. I am a member of the Church of England’s Environment Working Group and a co-leader of a major three year project, “Equipping religious leaders in an age of science” funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. I am ex-Chair of the Church of England’s Panel on Continuing Ministerial Development and of Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.
I am married to Felicity and we have a son and a daughter. I play hockey and squash regularly and am President of the Old Kingstonian Hockey Club. My other interests include theatre, cinema and walking.