Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun

Southwark 2Political interests:

Immigration & Asylum, International Development, poverty and social inclusion, Syria and Middle East and Zimbabwe

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords in 2015

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

Biographical Details:

Born 1956

University College Oxford BA 1978, MA 1982
Westcott House Cambridge
Trinity Hall Cambridge BA 1982
Deacon 1982
Priest 1983
Assistant Curate Sandhurst 1982-87
Assistant Curate St Mary Portsea 1987-89
Minor Canon and Chaplain St Paul’s Cathedral 1989-1993
Rector of Stepney 1993-2001
Area Dean Tower Hamlets 1997-2001
Archdeacon of Northolt 2001-2005
Vocations Adviser 1990-2005
Area Bishop of Woolwich 2005-2011
Bishop of Southwark from 2011-

Biography on UK Parliament website (including Register of Interests)

Contact Details:

The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Southwark
House of Lords


Trinity House,
4 Chapel Court,
Borough High Street,

Tel: 020 7939 9420

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


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