New Bishop of Manchester announced

Published: 06 June 2013

The Prime Minister has announced that the next Bishop of Manchester will be the Rt Revd David Walker. He is currently the Bishop of Dudley.

An experienced and highly regarded spiritual leader, Bishop David is passionate about issues that affect social housing, asylum seekers and the benefit cuts. In early 2013 he questioned both the content and presentation of government policy. Bishop David grew up in Greater Manchester and went to Manchester Grammar School.

Welcoming Bishop David, Bishops Mark and Chris (Middleton and Bolton) said,

"We are delighted to share with you the excellent news of Bishop David's appointment. We very much look forward to warmly welcoming Bishop David back home to the diocese in which he was born and bred; to working with him and supporting him in his ministry here, a ministry to which we know he will bring many gifts."

A full statement and biography can be found on the Manchester Diocese website. Visit 

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