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Adrian Newman (bishop)

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In office  2011–present
Name  Adrian Newman
Consecration  July 22, 2011
Denomination  Anglican
Role  Bishop
Diocese  Diocese of London
Spouse  Gillian (nee Hayes)
Alma mater  University of Bristol
Ordination  1986
Children  3 sons
Predecessor  Stephen Oliver

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Other posts  Dean of Rochester (2004–2011)
Born  21 December 1958 (age 56) (1958-12-21)

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Adrian Newman (born 21 December 1958) is the area Bishop of Stepney in the Diocese of London. He was formerly Dean of Rochester.


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Early life and education

Newman was born on 21 December 1958 to John Henry Newman and Ruth Doreen Newman. He was educated at Rickmansworth School, a comprehensive school in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. He studied at the economics at the University of Bristol, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 1980. He then worked as an economist.

In 1982, Newman entered Trinity College, Bristol, an Evangelical Anglican theological college, to train for ordained ministry. Having studied theology during this time, he completed a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in 1985. He left theological college in 1985 to be ordained in the Church of England, but continued his theological studies and completed a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in 1989.

Ordained ministry

Newman was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1985 and as a priest in 1986. From 1985 to 1989, he served his curacy at St Mark's Church, Forest Gate in the Diocese of Chelmsford. Then, from 1989 to 1996, he was Vicar of Christ Church, Wadsley Bridge and Hillsborough in the Diocese of Sheffield. He was also Area Dean of Hallam from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2004, he was Rector of St Martin in the Bull Ring in the Diocese of Birmingham. In 2005, he was appointed the Dean of Rochester; this made him the head of the chapter of Rochester Cathedral and the most senior priest in the Diocese of Rochester.

Episcopal ministry

On 22 March 2011, it was announced that Newman would succeed Stephen Oliver as Bishop of Stepney, an area bishop of the Diocese of London. On 22 July 2011, he was consecrated as a bishop in St Paul's Cathedral by Richard Chartres, Bishop of London.

In addition to his other pastoral duties, Newman makes regular media appearances promoting ministry in the local community and was in attendance throughout London2012.

Personal life

In 1981, Newman married Gillian Ann Hayes. Together they have three sons.


Newman was conferred with an honorary fellowship of Canterbury Christ Church University in 2009.


  • The Reverend Adrian Newman (1986–2004)
  • The Very Reverend Adrian Newman (2004–2011)
  • The Right Reverend Adrian Newman (2011–present)
  • References

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