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)


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


26 Osborn Road
PO16 7DQ

Tel 01329 280247

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



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