Tuesday 9 February 2010

Diocese of Portsmouth

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Christopher Richard James Foster, MA, Suffragan Bishop of Hertford, for election as Bishop of Portsmouth in succession to the Right Reverend Dr Kenneth William Stevenson, FRHistS, MA, PhD, DD on his resignation on the 30th September 2009.

Notes for Editors

Christopher Foster (aged 56) studied theology at Westcott House, Cambridge after lecturing in Economics at the University of Durham. He served his first curacy at Tettenhall Regis, Wolverhampton in Lichfield diocese. From 1982 to 1986 he was Chaplain at Wadham College, Oxford and curate of the University Church of Saint Mary with Saint Cross and Saint Peter, Oxford. He was Vicar of Southgate in North London for eight years and also Continuing Ministerial Education Officer for Edmonton Area. From 1994 to 2001 he was Canon Residentiary and Sub-Dean of St Albans and he has been Suffragan Bishop of Hertford since 2001.

He is married to Sally and he has two grown-up children.


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