The Bishop of Birmingham

The Rt. Revd David Urquhart stepped down as Bishop of Birmingham on 18th October 2022 having reached the retirement age of 70 and after 16 fulfilling years in the diocese.

‘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.”

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

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