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

Contact:

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

Or

Bishopscourt
24 St Margaret’s Street
Rochester
ME1 1TS

Tel 01634 842721
E-mail bishops.secretary@rochester.anglican.org

Twitter: @Jameslangstaff

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