Adrian Newman (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Adrian Newman
area Bishop of Stepney
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of London
In office 2011–present
Predecessor Stephen Oliver
Other posts Dean of Rochester (2004–2011)
Ordination 1986
Consecration 22 July 2011
Personal details
Born (1958-12-21) 21 December 1958 (age 59)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Gillian (née Hayes)
Children Three
Alma mater University of Bristol
Trinity College, Bristol

Adrian Newman (born 21 December 1958) is the area Bishop of Stepney in the Diocese of London.[1] He was formerly Dean of Rochester.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Newman was born on 21 December 1958 to John Henry Newman and Ruth Doreen Newman.[3] He was educated at Rickmansworth School, a comprehensive school in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.[4] He studied at the economics at the University of Bristol, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 1980.[5] He then worked as an economist.[4]

In 1982, Newman entered Trinity College, Bristol, an Evangelical Anglican theological college, to train for ordained ministry.[6] Having studied theology during this time, he completed a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in 1985.[5] He left theological college in 1985 to be ordained in the Church of England, but continued his theological studies and completed a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in 1989.[5][6]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Newman was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1985 and as a priest in 1986.[6] From 1985 to 1989, he served his curacy at St Mark's Church, Forest Gate in the Diocese of Chelmsford.[6][7] Then, from 1989 to 1996, he was Vicar of Christ Church, Wadsley Bridge and Hillsborough in the Diocese of Sheffield.[5][4] He was also Area Dean of Hallam from 1994 to 1996.[6] From 1996 to 2004, he was Rector of St Martin in the Bull Ring in the Diocese of Birmingham.[5][8] In 2005, he was appointed the Dean of Rochester; this made him the head of the chapter of Rochester Cathedral and the most senior priest in the Diocese of Rochester.[5][4]

Episcopal ministry[edit]

On 22 March 2011, it was announced that Newman would succeed Stephen Oliver as Bishop of Stepney, an area bishop of the Diocese of London.[9] On 22 July 2011, he was consecrated as a bishop in St Paul's Cathedral by Richard Chartres, Bishop of London.[10][11]

In addition to his other pastoral duties, Newman makes regular media appearances promoting ministry in the local community and was in attendance throughout London2012.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

In 1981, Newman married Gillian Ann Hayes.[5] Together they have three sons.[9]


Newman was conferred with an honorary fellowship of Canterbury Christ Church University in 2009.[14]



  1. ^ Medway Messenger
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009, Lambeth, Church House Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ a b c d "The Rt Revd Adrian Newman". Directory. Diocese of London. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "STEPNEY, Area Bishop of,". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. November 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Adrian Newman"Paid subscription required. Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  7. ^ St Mark's Forest Gate website
  8. ^ St Martin-in-the-Bullring website
  9. ^ a b Number 10 — Suffragan Bishop of Stepney
  10. ^ Quentin Letts, Daily Mail
  11. ^ Diocese of London – Adrian Newman consecrated at St Paul's Cathedral Archived August 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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  14. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. 

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