Bishop of London, Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres


Political Interests:

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on culture/heritage, environment and climate change.

House of Lords Activity:

Introduced to the House of Lords 22nd January 1996 as the Bishop of London.

Recent parliamentary contributions (on this website).

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

All Party Group Membership:


British Museum

Biographical Details:

Year of birth, 1947

Trinity College, Cambridge: BA 1968; MA 1973; BD 1983; Hon Dlitt 1998; Hon DD 1999
Ripon College, Cuddesdon: 1969-1972
Lincoln Theological College: 1972
Deacon: 1973
Priest: 1974
Assistant curate, St Andrew’s, Bedford: 1973-1975
Chaplain to Rt Rev Robert Runcie (as Bishop of St Albans): 1975-1980
Archbishop of Canterbury’s Chaplain at Lambeth and Canterbury: 1980-84
St Stephen’s Rochester Row, Diocese of London: Priest in charge, 1984-85; Vicar: 1986-1992; Director of Ordinands for the Central Area; Gresham Professor of Divinity
Bishop of Stepney: 1992 – 1995
Bishop of London: 1995 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (including Register of Interests)


The Rt Revd and the Rt Hon Bishop of London KCVO
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW

The Old Deanery
Dean’s Court
020 7248 6233

Press enquiries to Luther Pendragon:
020 7618 9106

More information about the Bishop and his ministry can be found on the London Diocese website.