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Mark Santer

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In office  1987–2002
Role  Bishop of Kensington
Consecration  1981
Name  Mark Santer
Ordination  1964
Profession  Theologian
Predecessor  Hugh Montefiore
Denomination  Anglican
Successor  John Sentamu

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Other posts  Honorary assistant bishop in Worcester (2002–present) Bishop of Kensington 1981–1987 Principal of Westcott House 1972–1981
Born  29 December 1936 (age 78) (1936-12-29)
Alma mater  Queens’ College, Cambridge
Diocese  Anglican Diocese of Birmingham
Education  Marlborough College, Queens' College, Cambridge

Mark Santer (born 29 December 1936) is a retired Anglican bishop. He is father of television producer, Diederick Santer.


Early life and education

Santer was educated at Marlborough College and Queens’ College, Cambridge before his ordination in 1964.

Ordained ministry

After being a curate at Church of All Saints, Cuddesdon, he was a tutor at Ripon College Cuddesdon; Dean and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge; assistant lecturer in divinity at the University of Cambridge and finally Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge before his ordination to the episcopate as area Bishop of Kensington in 1981.

After six years at Kensington, he was translated to be the Bishop of Birmingham. During this time he took part in the second phase of the ecumenical discussions of the Anglican—Roman Catholic International Commission and was embroiled in controversy over the use of the term "Winterval", which he opposed.

In retirement he served as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Worcester.


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