Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Revd David Urquhart

01.04.14 Bishop of BirminghamPolitical interests:

Foreign policy

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on economy & business; local/regional government

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords in 2010 as Bishop of Birmingham

To view all of the Bishop’s recent speeches on this website click here

Full list of speeches & questions in past sessions (from UK Parliament webpages):

All Party Parliamentary Group Membership:

Poverty (Vice Chair)

Biographical Details:

Ealing College Business School: BA, 1970
British Petroleum: 1972-1982
Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Curate: 1984 Hull
Vicar: Holy Trinity Church, Coventry: 1992
Church Mission Society Trustees, Chair: 1994 – 2008
Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead: 2000
Archbishop of Canterbury’s envoy to China: 2006
Bishop of Birmingham: 2006 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Other Interests:

Prelate of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George: 2005
Holds the Freedom of the Borough of Wirral
Chaired the Diocesan Board of Education and Wirral Local Strategic Partnership as Bishop of Birkenhead.
President of the Friends of IPASC (community health training) in DR Congo
Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Birmingham University: July 2009
Board member of Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
Council member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
Chair of the Be Birmingham Summit of the Local Strategic Partnership
Church Commissioner
Chair of Ridley Hall, Cambridge

Bishop David also has interests in motorcycles, walking in the Scottish Highlands, playing fives and watching films.


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Birmingham
House of Lords


Bishop’s Croft
Old Church Road
B17 0BG
Tel: 0121 427 1163

Twitter: @David_Urq

More information about the bishop and his ministry can be found on the Diocese of Birmingham website.


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