Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Tim Thornton

Bishop of Truro 20.6.13Political interests:

Children & families; voluntary sector; welfare reform

Activity in the House of Lords

Entered the House of Lords in 2013 as the Bishop of Truro.

To view all of the Bishop’s recent speeches on this website click here

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

All Party Parliamentary Group Membership:

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty (2014 – )
Biographical details

Year of Birth 1957

Southamapton University
St Stephen’s House Oxford
Deacon – 1980, Priest – 1981
Curate, Todmorden – 1980-82
Priest-in-charge St Peter, Walsden – 1982
Chaplain to Univeristy of Wales Colleges – 1985-87
Bishop of Wakefield’s Chaplain – 1987-91
Wakefield Diocesan Director of Ordinands – 1988-91
Bishop of London’s Chaplain – 1991-94
Principal of the North Thames Ministerial Training Course -1994-98
Vicar of Kensington St Mary – 1998
Archdeacon of Kensington – 2000-01
Bishop of Sherborne – 2001-08
Bishop of Truro – 2009

Biography on UK Parliament website (incldues Register of Interests) 

Other Interests

Chairman and Trustee of The Children’s Society.

Rugby Union, Cricket, reading novels, Church history


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Truro
House of Lords


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