Next Bishop of Woolwich announced

06/06/2024

The King has approved the nomination of The Ven Alastair Cutting, Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich, as the next Bishop of Woolwich.
Alistair Cutting in a garden Diocese of Southwark

Archdeacon Alastair will be consecrated as Bishop of Woolwich in a special service at Southwark Cathedral next month.

Before becoming Archdeacon, he served as a parish priest for 25 years, ministering in a Yorkshire mining parish, and an industrial village in Sheffield, as well as both rural and suburban areas in Sussex.

He is married to Kay, who is a teacher of children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and special needs and they have two grown-up daughters.

The Bishop of Southwark, Christopher Chessun, said: “It is with great joy that I share news of Alastair’s appointment to this key role in the diocese.

“Alastair is already very well regarded in the Woolwich Episcopal Area and has excellent relationships with clergy and lay people across both archdeaconries.

“I welcome him into the Episcopal Team and have no doubt that he will prove to be a wise and gracious Bishop of Woolwich who will prioritise our parishes and unify our churches in their mission and ministry. I commend Alastair and Kay to your prayers.”

Archdeacon Alastair will succeed Dr Karowei Dorgu in the post, who died in September last year.

For the full announcement, see the Diocese of Southwark website.

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