Jonathan Baker (bishop)

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Jonathan Baker
Bishop of Fulham
Diocese Diocese of London (plus Southwark and Rochester)
Predecessor Vacant
Other posts Bishop of Ebbsfleet (2011–2013)
Principal of Pusey House (2003–2013)
Orders
Ordination 1993 (deacon); 1994 (priest)
Consecration 16 June 2011[1]
Personal details
Born (1966-10-06) 6 October 1966 (age 47)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Children 2 sons, 1 daughter
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford

Jonathan Mark Richard Baker (born 6 October 1966[2]) is a bishop in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England.[3][4] He is currently the Bishop of Fulham and the former Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

Family[edit]

Baker is the son of Sir John William Baker and was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood and St John's College, Oxford.[5]

Ministry[edit]

Baker studied for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford[6] and was an assistant curate at All Saints' Ascot Heath from 1993 to 1996.[7] He was then priest in charge of St Mark’s Reading[8] and Vicar of Holy Trinity, Reading.[9] In 2003, he became Principal of Pusey House.[10]

Baker was consecrated as a bishop at Southwark Cathedral on 16 June 2011.[1] His appointment as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bath and Wells (an honorary role which facilitates his oversight of parishes in that diocese) was announced in September 2011.[11] He was legally translated to that see on 13 February 2013, began his episcopal oversight on 15 April and was installed in St Paul's Cathedral on 23 April (St George's Day).

References[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Andrew Burnham
Bishop of Ebbsfleet
2011–2013
Jonathan Goodall
Vacant
Title last held by
John Broadhurst
Bishop of Fulham
2013–present
Incumbent