|The Rt Revd Dr
Michael Geoffrey Ipgrave
|Bishop of Woolwich|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Southwark|
|Installed||21 March 2012|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of Southwark (2004–2012)|
|Ordination||1982 (deacon); 1983 (priest)|
|Consecration||21 March 2012|
|Born||19 April 1958|
|Alma mater||Oriel College, Oxford|
Ipgrave was educated at Magdalen College School, Brackley and Oriel College, Oxford and ordained deacon in 1982 and priest in 1983. After a curacy in Oakham followed by a period of time in Japan, he was a Team Vicar in two separate Leicester parishes.
In Leicester, in 1991, he was appointed diocesan chaplain for relations with people of other faiths, and bishops' domestic chaplain in 1992.
He is co-chair of Southwark and London Housing Association.
He was formerly Inter Faith Relations Advisor to the Archbishops' Council and secretary of the Churches' Commission on Inter-Faith Relations. He has edited six volumes on Christian and Muslim relations. He is author of Trinity and Inter Faith Dialogue (Peter Lang, 2003) and has contributed to journal articles and book chapters on inter-faith matters.
He was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2011 for services to inter-faith relations.
Michael Ipgrave is married to Julia and they have three grown-up sons.
|Church of England titles|
Douglas Leslie Bartles-Smith
|Archdeacon of Southwark
To be announced
|Bishop of Woolwich
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