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Manchester, Bishop of locked

since 2013 (Rt Rev. Dr David Stuart Walker)

Born 30 May 1957; s of late Fred Walker and Joyce Walker; m 1980, Susan Ann (née Pearce); one s one d


King’s Coll., Cambridge (MA 1981); Queen’s Coll., Birmingham (DipTh 1982); Warwick Univ. (PhD 2014)


Ordained deacon, 1983, priest, 1984; Curate, Handsworth, Sheffield, 1983–86; Team Vicar, Maltby, 1986–91; Industrial Chaplain, 1986–91; Vicar, Bramley and Ravenfield, 1991–95; Team Rector, Bramley and Ravenfield with Hooton Roberts and Braithwell, 1995–2000; Area Bishop of Dudley, 2000–02; Bishop Suffragan of Dudley, 2002–13. A Church Comr, 2014– (Mem., Pastoral Cttee, 2014–15; Dep. Chm., 2017–). Member: Gen. Synod, 2005–; C of E Pensions Bd, 2006–13 (Dep. Vice-Chm., 2010–11; Vice-Chm., 2011–13); C of E Adv. Council on Relns of Bishops and Religious Communities, 2008– (Chm., 2013–); C of E Ethical Investments Adv. Gp, 2014–; Chairman: C of E Remunerations and Conditions of Service Cttee, 2013–16; C of E Ministry Council, 2013–16; Gtr Manchester Police Ethics Cttee, 2014–. Chairman: Housing Justice, 2003–07; Housing Assocs Charitable Trust, 2004–10; Sandwell Homes Ltd, 2011–12. Member: Council, Nat. Housing Fedn, 1996–2002; Govt Policy Action Team on Housing Mgt, 1998–2001; Bd, Wythenshawe Community Housing Gp, 2014–; Member, Lay Advisory Panel: Nat. Police Improvement Agency (formerly Central Police Trng Agency), 2005–13; Homes and Communities Agency, 2009–12. Trustee, Church Urban Fund, 2008–15. FRSA 2008–16


(contrib.) Changing Rural Life, 2005; Communion by Extension, 2006; Belonging to Rural Community and Church, 2006; Marks of Mission and Ways of Belonging, 2010; Prayer and Social Capital, 2011; (contrib.) Rural Life and Rural Church: theological and empirical perspectives, 2012; (contrib.) Exploring Ordinary Theology: everyday Christian believing and the Church, 2013; God’s Belongers, 2017; various articles in housing jls


cricket, hill walking, reading, sudoku puzzles


Bishopscourt, Bury New Road, Salford M7 4LE