The Grosvenor Chapel
The Grosvenor Chapel

               This Week

 

Sunday 30th April

11.00 am Sung Eucharist on the Third Sunday of Easter

12.30 pm St George's APCM at            St George's Hanover Square 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd May

1.10 pm Organ recital: Richard Hobson

 

 

Wednesday 3rd May

12.30 pm Said Eucharist

 

 

Thursday 4th May

8.00 am Said Eucharist

 

 

Friday 5th May

9.15 am School Act of Worship in the Chapel

12.30 pm Daily Prayer

 

 

Sunday 7th May

11.00 Sung Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

12.30 pm Art talk by Mura Blackburn

on the painting

'Jesus before the High Priest' by Gerrit van Honthorst

 

Our Bishop

The Grosvenor Chapel is part of the Church of England’s Diocese of London. Our bishop is The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres.

Richard John Carew Chartres became the 132nd Bishop of London in November 1995 and was enthroned at St Paul’s on 26 January 1996.

He was educated at Hertford Grammar School and studied history at Trinity College Cambridge. Before ordination he taught Ancient History at the International School in Seville. He was ordained in 1973 and served as a curate in St Andrew’s Bedford. In 1975 he was appointed Chaplain to Robert Runcie, then Bishop of St Albans, and from 1980-84 he served as the Archbishop’s Chaplain at Lambeth and Canterbury.

He moved to St Stephen’s Rochester Row in the Diocese of London in 1984. During eight years in the parish he also served as Director of Ordinands for the Central Area and as Gresham Professor of Divinity.

He was consecrated Bishop of Stepney in 1992.

After his move to the see of London, he was appointed Dean of HM Chapels Royal in 1996 and a Privy Counsellor. This accounts for the curious fact that the Bishop of London is the only bishop who bears the title ‘Right Honourable’ in addition to the usual ‘Right Reverend’. He is an ex officio member of the House of Lords.

He is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple, Chairman of the Ecumenical “London Church Leaders”, a director of Coexist Foundation - a charity promoting interfaith understanding - and is associated with numerous other London organisations.

He is also Chairman of the Church Buildings Division of the Church of England and deputises for the Archbishop of Canterbury as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Church Commissioners. He is also responsible on behalf of the Archbishop for relations with the Orthodox Churches.

He founded St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and is currently the Chairman of the Trustees. His publications include “The History of Gresham College 1597-1997” (with David Vermont) and “Tree of Knowledge, Tree of Life” [2005] and many articles and essays especially on religion and the environment.

He is married to Caroline, a freelance writer, and they have four children – Alexander, Sophie, Louis and Clio.

The Bishop of London's Office

Personal Assistant: Janet Laws, janet.laws@londin.clara.co.uk
Diary Secretary: Frances Charlesworth, frances.charlesworth@londin.clara.co.uk
The Old Deanery
Dean's Court
London EC4V 5AA

Tel. 020 7248 6233

E-mail: bishop@londin.clara.co.uk

The Bishop of London writes his own blog, in which he comments on books he has recently read, films he has seen and events he has attended.

The Diocese has a website too: http://www.london.anglican.org/

The local deanery, comprised of the surrounding Anglican churches, has a website. Click here to take a look.

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