New Bishop of Kingston announced

16/12/2022

The Rev Canon Martin Gainsborough, currently chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol, will be the next Bishop of Kingston in the Diocese of Southwark, Downing Street has announced.
Martin Gainsborough Diocese of Southwark

Martin succeeds the Rt Rev Richard Cheetham in the post.

He is currently Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol, The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, a role he has held since 2019. He is also a Residentiary Canon of Bristol Cathedral and shares in the governance of the Cathedral with responsibility for social justice and ensuring common mission between the Cathedral and Diocese.

Commenting, Martin said: “I am excited and honoured that the Church has seen fit to appoint me as the next Bishop of Kingston. My roots are in the Diocese – having grown up in South-East London – and it means a great deal to me that I am coming back to a part of London with which I have so many connections."

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