Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Revd James Langstaff

14.04.01 Rochester intro 2Political interests:

Housing; Prisons

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on criminal justice.

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords in 2014 as Bishop of Rochester.

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

 Biographical Details:

Born 1956

St Catherine’s College Oxford, BA 1977, MA 1981
Nottingham University, BA 1980
St John’s College Nottingham, 1978;
Curate: Farnborough Guildford, 1981 – 1984 / 1985 – 1986;
Priest in charge, then Vicar: Duddeston with Nechells Birmingham, 1986 – 96.
Rural Dean: Birmingham City, 1995 – 1996;
Bishop’s Chaplain, 1996 – 2000;
Priest in charge: Short Heath, 1998 – 2000;
Rector: Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield, 2000 – 2004;
Area Dean: Sutton Coldfield, 2002 – 2004;
Bishop of Lynn, 2004 – 2010;
Bishop of Rochester 2010 –  
Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Other interests:

Church of England Lead Bishop for HM Prisons

Chair of Trustees, Housing Justice


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Rochester
House of Lords


24 St Margaret’s Street

Tel 01634 842721

Twitter: @Jameslangstaff

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


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