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Bishop John Inge

Bishop of Worcester

John Inge is Bishop of Worcester. He read and then taught chemistry prior to ordination. As a priest he worked for several years in education as a chaplain, latterly at Harrow School, before becoming vicar of an inner-city parish on Tyneside. He then moved to Ely Cathedral to become Canon Missioner before becoming Bishop of Huntingdon in 2003. In 2008, he was enthroned as the 113th Bishop of Worcester in which capacity he exercises oversight of the 281 churches in the Diocese of Worcester as well as fulfilling a number of national responsibilities.

Bishop John has a long standing interest in civic life and chaired the Board for Mission and Social Responsibility in the Diocese of Newcastle. He served for several years as a Trustee of Common Purpose, an international leadership organisation dedicated to bringing together leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors to work for the common good. He is now a Trust Protector the organisation.

Bishop John is fascinated by international affairs and cultural variety and has taken groups to Africa (on seven occasions), India, South America, Russia and the Holy Land. He is a longstanding supporter of the World Development Movement and Amnesty International. Bishop John’s doctorate is in systematic theology and his book A Christian Theology of Place was short listed for the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. His latest book is Living Love: In Conversation with the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

He is married to Dr Denise Inge, an American, who is a writer. They have two young daughters.

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