Archbishop of York, the Most Revd and Rt Hon 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. Translated to York in July 2020. Yet to be Introduced to the Lords as Archbishop of York

Member, House of Lords Communications Committee, 2015 –

To view all of the Archbishop’s parliamentary speeches & questions as Bishop of Chelmsford 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 -2020;

Archbishop of York, 2020 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)


The Most Revd and Rt Hon Lord Archbishop of York
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW


Bishopthorpe Palace
Y023 2GE

Telephone: 01904 707 021

Twitter: @CottrellStephen

More information about the Archbishop and his ministry can be found on the Archbishop of York website.



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