Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster

14.03 Bishop of Chester

Political interests:

Environment/Climate Change.

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on Science and Technology

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords 2001 as the Bishop of Chester

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):

Committee and All Party Group Membership

House of Lords Administration and Works Committee

Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (2011-12)

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Justice on Our Roads


Biographical Details:

Year of birth, 1950

Merton College, Oxford: MA 1973
Edinburgh University: BD 1977, PhD 1985
Edinburgh Theological College: 1978-1980
Deacon: 1980,  Priest: 1981
Assistant curate, Mossley Hill, Liverpool: 1980-1982
Senor tutor, St John’s College, Durham: 1983-1991
Vicar, Beverley Minster: 1991-1996
Bishop of Chester 1996 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (including Register of Interests)


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Chester
House of Lords

Bishop’s House
Abbey Square
More information about the bishop and his ministry can be found on the Chester Diocese website.


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