Colin Fletcher (bishop)
|Bishop of Dorchester|
|Diocese||Diocese of Oxford|
|Other posts||Chaplain to George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury (1993–2000)
Acting Bishop of Oxford (2006–2007 & 2014–2016)
|Born||17 November 1950|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Oxford|
Early life and ministry
Fletcher was then a tutor at Wycliffe Hall and after that Vicar of Holy Trinity in Margate for eight years, before becoming chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury — a post he held for seven years. During his time as chaplain, he was co-chair of the Lambeth Group, which was set up to advise the British government on the "spiritual aspects of the millennium".
Fletcher was appointed to the episcopate in 2000, succeeding Anthony Russell on his appointment as Bishop of Ely. He was consecrated as a bishop in Westminster Abbey by George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, in October 2000. Following the retirement of Richard Harries as Bishop of Oxford, Fletcher was Acting Bishop of Oxford until the appointment of John Pritchard (2 June 2006 – 23 March 2007); in 2014 he became acting bishop again following Pritchard's retirement (31 October 2014 – September 2016).
Fletcher was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Millennium Honours List.
- The Reverend Colin Fletcher (1976–1988)
- The Reverend Canon Colin Fletcher (1988–2000)
- The Right Reverend Colin Fletcher (2000–present)
- 10 Downing Street — Suffragan See of Dorchester (National Archives)
- Anglican Communion
- Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
- Church web-site (1)
- Church web-site (2)
- Biography of Bishop Colin from the Barnabas in Churches website
- Diocese of Oxford – Bishop John lays down his staff (Accessed 1 November 2014)
- See Lambeth citation list here.
- Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Dorchester