Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth

13.10 Bishop of Coventry

Political interests:

Higher Education and schools; health (end of life care); conflict resolution and reconciliation; Germany; India; Syria.

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on foreign policy


House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords in 2013 as Bishop of Coventry

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:

Conflict Issues

International Freedom of Religion or Belief


Biographical Details:

University of Manchester: BA, 1980; PhD, 1989;
St. John’s College, Nottingham
Curate: Epsom Common – 1988
Chaplain: Royal Holloway & Bedford New College – 1992
Director of STETS: 1997
Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge: 2001
Bishop of Coventry: 2008 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Other Interests:
Mary Ann Evans Hospice (Patron)
Dresden Trust (Trustee)
Foundation of the Frauenkirche Dresden (Ex-officio Trustee)
CORD (Patron) [Christian Outreach Relief & Development]
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (Ex-officio Trustee)
Dugdale Society (Vice-President)
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (Board of Reference)
Global Care (Patron)
Community of Aidan & Hilda (Episcopal Visitor)
CMS (Episcopal Visitor)
Coventry Foodbank (Patron)
Rugby Foodbank (Patron)
The Hope Fund (Patron)
The British Organisation for People of Asian Origin (Patron)
Coventry & Warwickshire YMCA (President)

Chair of the Church of England Faith& Order Commission

Co-Chair of the Anglican-Methodist Covenant Joint Implementation Commission

Bishop Christopher has an extensive publication list in the areas of Christian theology and worship. Holding Together: Gospel, Church and Spirit, was shortlisted for the 2011 Michael Ramsey Prize.


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


Bishop’s House,
23 Davenport Road,

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


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