Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Revd Christopher Foster

14.04.09 Portsmouth maiden speech 1

Political interests:

 Economy/ business; welfare reform; defence (navy);

Activity in the House of Lords

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

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

Biographical Details

Year of Birth: 1953

University College Durham, BA 1975;
Manchester University, MA 1977;
Westcott House Cambridge, 1978;
Trinity Hall Cambridge, BA1979, MA 1983 ;
Wadham College Oxford, MA 1983;
Curate: Tettenhall Regis Lichfield 1980 – 1982;
Chaplain to Wadham College Oxford 1982-1986;
Curate: St Mary Virgin with St Cross and St Peter, Oxford, 1982 – 1986;
Vicar: Christ Church, Southgate London 1986 – 1994;
Continuing Ministerial Education Officer 1988 – 1994;
Canon Residentiary and Sub-Dean, St Albans Abbey 1994 – 2001;
Bishop of Hertford 2001 – 2010
Bishop of Portsmouth 2010 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Contact:

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

Or

Bishopsgrove
26 Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7DQ

Tel 01329 280247
E-mail bishports@portsmouth.anglican.org

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