Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Revd Dr John Inge


Political interests:

Education, international development, media and communications, culture and heritage.

Parliamentary Activity:

Entered House of Lords in 2012 as the Bishop of Worcester.

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):

Biographical Details:

Year of birth, 1955

St Chads College, Durham: 1977
PGCE Keble College Oxford: 1979, MA: 1994, PhD 2002
University of Durham MA: 1994; PhD 2002
University of Worcester Hon D Litt: 2011
Teacher of Chemistry at Lancing College
Studied Theology at College of the Resurrection in Mirfield
Deacon 1983, Priest 1984
Chaplain and teacher of Chemistry and Religious Studies at Lancing College: 1984 – 1986
Chaplain and teacher of Chemistry and Religious Studies Harrow School: 1986 – 1989
Vicar of St. Luke’s Church, Wallsend: 1990 – 1996
Canon Residentiary, Ely Cathedral: 1996 – 2003
Vice Dean of Ely Cathedral: 1999 – 2003
Bishop of Huntingdon: 2003 – 2007
Bishop of Worcester: 2008 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests) 

Other Interests:

Chair, College of Evangelists

Chair, Archbishop’s Examination in Theology.

Member of the Faith and Order Commission

Member of the House of Bishops’ CMD Committee

Mmember of the Council at Ridley Hall.

Member of the World Development Movement and Amnesty International.

Trust Protector of Common Purpose, an international organisation that helps people in leadership and decision-making positions in the private, public and voluntary sectors to be more effective in their own organisations, in the community and in society as a whole.

Patron and President of a number of voluntary organisations including Worcestershire County Cricket Club.


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Worcester
House of Lords


The Rt Revd John Inge, Lord Bishop of Worcester
The Bishop’s Office,
The Old Palace,

Twitter: @BishopWorcester

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


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