Adrian Newman (bishop)

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Adrian Newman
BSc MPhil[1]
Bishop of Stepney
Diocese Diocese of London
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 56)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Gillian (née Hayes)
Children 3 sons[1]
Alma mater University of Bristol

Adrian Newman (born 21 December 1958[2]) is the area Bishop of Stepney in the Diocese of London.[3] He was formerly Dean of Rochester.[4]

Newman studied at the University of Bristol (BSc, DipTh, MPhil) and was an economist prior to his ordination to the priesthood. Ordained in 1986, his first appointment was as a curate of St Mark’s Forest Gate[5] after which he was the Vicar of Wadsley Bridge. From 1996 to 2004 he was Rector of the church of St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham,[6] before his appointment as Dean of Rochester Cathedral.

On 22 March 2011, 10 Downing Street announced Newman's nomination to succeed Stephen Oliver as Bishop of Stepney.[1] He was consecrated as area bishop of Stepney[7] in the Diocese of London by the Bishop of London (Richard Chartres)[8] on 22 July 2011.

In addition to his other pastoral duties, Newman makes regular media appearances promoting ministry in the local community and was in attendance throughout London2012.[9][10]

Newman was conferred with an honorary fellowship of Canterbury Christ Church University in 2009.[11]



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