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Suffragan Bishop of Woolwich

Press release from 10 Downing Street. Further information from Southwark diocese.

The King has approved the nomination of The Venerable Alastair Cutting, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich, for nomination to the Suffragan See of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark.

Appointment of Suffragan Bishop of Woolwich: 6 June 2024

From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street
Published 6 June 2024

The King has approved the nomination of The Venerable Alastair Cutting, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich, for nomination to the Suffragan See of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark in succession to the Right Reverend Karowei Dorgu following his untimely death.

Background

Alastair was educated at Westhill College, Birmingham University, trained for ministry at St. John’s, Nottingham, and gained a Masters at Heythrop College, London University. He served his title at All Saints Woodlands, Doncaster, in the Diocese of Sheffield and was ordained priest in 1988. He served as Assistant Curate at Wadsley from 1989 and in 1991 he was appointed Chaplain to The Nave Arts Centre and the Town Centre, Uxbridge, in the Diocese of London.

In 1996, Alastair was appointed Vicar of Copthorne, West Sussex, in the Diocese of Chichester, and from 2010 he served as Vicar of Henfield and Rector of Shermanbury and Woodmancote. He was elected twice to General Synod, in Chichester and Southwark Dioceses, and twice also elected as ProProlocutor of the House of Clergy.

Alastair has served in his current role as Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich in the Diocese of Southwark since 2013.

 

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Jonathan Jamal
Jonathan Jamal
6 days ago

He was my late mother’s Parish Priest, when he was Vicar of Henfield,and Rector of Shermundsbury and Woodmancote, I will never forget his kindness to my late mother when she was first diagnosed with Cancer and had to have a minor exploratory operation at the Hospital at Haywards Heath. Alistair came and visited my mother. I was very impressed with his genuine Pastoral care. He is certainly a Pastor to the hilt and it will bode well with the Woolwich Episcopal Area. My late Mum saw this coming and said to me “He will be a Bishop one day” This… Read more »

Clifford Jones
Clifford Jones
Reply to  Jonathan Jamal
6 days ago

Nice to see a post with a pastoral keynote.

Janet Fife
Janet Fife
Reply to  Clifford Jones
5 days ago

Yes, lovely. Hope this is a sign that the ice is beginning to thaw in Narnia.

Realist
Realist
Reply to  Janet Fife
5 days ago

Wouldn’t that be wonderful, Janet? The beginning of the end of careerists who are poor pastors and not even good at the managerialism that has led to their preferment.

James Allport
James Allport
Reply to  Jonathan Jamal
5 days ago

Three great senior appointments in one week. I feel slightly giddy!

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