The Bishop of Birmingham

The Rt. Revd David Urquhart is 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.

Meanwhile, in addition to business as usual and making his farewells, Bishop David will be part of the welcome to the Commonwealth Games. After Easter, more details of opportunities to say farewell will become available.

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

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 and am looking forward to making the most of the remaining sixth months together.”

The Rt. Revd David Urquhart
Bishop of Birmingham
13 April 2022


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