Bishop John is the chief pastor of the Diocese of Worcester, and provides episcopal oversight to the Diocese, working with his colleagues, both lay and ordained, locally and nationally, to shape the life of the whole Church and Nation through the Good News of Jesus Christ and, in so doing, proclaim God’s Kingdom.
Bishop John provides leadership across the whole diocese and also has a number of specific national responsibilities and roles. He was introduced to the House of Lords as a Lord Spiritual in 2012, and has a particular interest in Culture and Heritage, International Development, and Media and Communications. Bishop John is Chair of the Archbishop’s Examination in Theology and has previously Chaired the College of Evangelists. In September 2014 he was appointed lead bishop for cathedrals and church buildings and in February 2013, he was appointed Lord High Almoner to Her Majesty the Queen.