Bishop of Birmingham

The Rt. Revd David Urquhart will be stepping down as Bishop of Birmingham on 18th October 2022. Having reached the retirement age of 70 and after 16 fulfilling years in the diocese, he is preparing for new adventures in life and ministry.

During September, Bishop David will be visiting each of the six Deaneries to worship and give thanks for shared mission and ministry across the whole Diocese of Birmingham. Bishop David’s last service will take place in Birmingham Cathedral with invited guests.

‘Carrying the Crosier’ is a short film of celebration and window into Bishop David’s time with Church of England Birmingham. You can watch this film on the CofE Birmingham YouTube channel.


Bishop David commented,

“I shall miss Birmingham very much and am most grateful for the many opportunities to experience faith and friendship across a wide diversity of communities. I have been privileged to serve such a generous and vibrant city region.”

The Rt. Revd David Urquhart
Bishop of Birmingham

During the Vacancy, episcopal oversight will be exercised by the Rt. Revd Anne Hollinghurst, Bishop of Aston

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