Richard Chartres

Richard John Carew Chartres, Baron Chartres, GCVO, ChStJ, PC, FSA, FBS (/ˈɑːrtərz/;[2] born 11 July 1947) is a retired bishop of the Church of England. He was area Bishop of Stepney from 1992 to 1995 and Bishop of London from 1995 to 2017.[3] He was sworn of the Privy Council in the same year he became Bishop of London. He was also Gresham Professor of Divinity from 1987 to 1992. In October 2017, Chartres was made a life peer, and now sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher; he had previously sat in the House as one of the Lords Spiritual.


The Lord Chartres

Bishop of London
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of London
In office1995–2017
PredecessorDavid Hope
SuccessorSarah Mullally
Orders
Ordination1973 (deacon)
1974 (priest)
Consecration22 May 1992[1]
Personal details
Born (1947-07-11) 11 July 1947 (age 74)
Ware, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
DenominationAnglican
ResidenceThe Old Deanery, Dean's Court, London
SpouseCaroline McLintock (m. 1982)
Children4
Previous post(s)Gresham Professor of Divinity
1987–1992
Area Bishop of Stepney
1992–1995
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
7 November 2017
as Lord Temporal
In office
22 January 1996  31 March 2017
as Lord Spiritual