Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell

14.03.25 Chelmsford 1

Political interests:

Defence, immigration & asylum

Activity in the House of Lords

Entered the House of Lords in 2014 as the Bishop of Chelmsford.

Member, House of Lords Communications Committee, 2015 –

To view all of the Bishop’s parliamentary speeches & questions click here


Biographical Details

Born 1958

London Polytechnic BA 1979
St Stephen’s House Oxford, 1981
Curate: Christ Church Forest Hill, Southwark 1984 – 1988;
Priest in charge: St Wilfrid’s Parklands Chichester 1988 – 1993;
Assistant Director Pastoral Studies: Chichester Theological College 1988 – 1993;
Diocesan Missioner: Wakefield 1993 – 1998;
Bishop’s Chaplain for Evangelism 1993 – 1998;
Springboard Missioner and Consultant in Evangelism 1998 – 2001;
Canon Residentary: Peterborough Cathedral 2001 – 2004;
Bishop of Reading, 2004 – 2010;
Bishop of Chelmsford 2010 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Chelmsford
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW


Bishop’s Court
Main Road

Tel 01277 352001

Twitter: @CottrellStephen

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