Christopher Foster (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Portsmouth|
Foster before his enthronement at Portsmouth.
|Diocese||Diocese of Portsmouth|
|Other posts||Bishop of Hertford (2001–2010)|
|Consecration||21 October 2001
by George Carey
|Born||7 November 1953|
|Spouse||1. Julia Marie née Jones (m. 1982; d. 2001)
2. Sally Elizabeth née Davenport (m. 2006)
|Children||two (with Julia)|
|Alma mater||Durham University|
Foster was made a deacon on St Peter's Day (29 June) 1980 and ordained a priest the following Petertide (28 June 1981) — both times by Kenneth Skelton, Bishop of Lichfield, at Lichfield Cathedral — and began his ordained ministry with a curacy in Tettenhall Regis in Wolverhampton, after which he became chaplain of Wadham College, Oxford. Following this he was vicar of Christ Church Southgate and finally a canon residentiary and sub-dean at St Albans Cathedral.
On 21 October 2001, he was consecrated a bishop by George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Southwark Cathedral, to serve the Diocese of St Albans as suffragan Bishop of Hertford. In February 2010, it was announced that Foster would be the new Bishop of Portsmouth. He was enthroned on 18 September 2010.
It’s clear to me and many others that these proposals blatantly threaten damage to the lives of millions of our fellow citizens. This must not be the way to achieve the Government's goal at a cost to those, who if we believe the rhetoric, the Government intends to encourage and support. To many in my diocese and beyond this seems punishing rather than encouragement.
- The Reverend Christopher Foster (1981–1994)
- The Reverend Canon Christopher Foster (1994–2001)
- The Right Reverend Christopher Foster (2001–present)
- Official notification of appointment as Bishop of Portsmouth
- Official notification of appointment as Bishop of Hertford
- Foster, Christopher Richard James. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2017 (November 2016 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "Ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6126). 11 July 1980. p. 2. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 June 2017. (Subscription required (. ))
- "Ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6179). 17 July 1981. p. 16. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 June 2017. (Subscription required (. ))
- Church website
- "News (in brief): Say what you really think, two new bishops told (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#7236). 26 October 2001. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 11 October 2015. (Subscription required (. ))
- "New bishop for south-east Hampshire". Hampshire Chronicle. Winchester, Hampshire. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- The Independent (London) 27/10/2015 Tax credits: House of Lords votes to delay cuts by three years
- Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Hertford
|Bishop of Portsmouth
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