Bishop of Portsmouth

Bishop of Portsmouth

Full title

The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth


Christopher Foster



Joined the Lords

7 January 2014

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

External/Private Office

Bishopsgrove, 26 Osborn Road, Fareham, Hants, PO16 7DQ
Tel: 01329 280 247

Web & Social media


Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Bishop of Portsmouth 2010-
Bishop of Hertford 2001-10
Sub Dean St Albans Cathedral 1994-01

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Governor University of Portsmouth 2014-
Chair Ripon College Cuddesdon 2014-
Chair Churches Toegther in England 2012-
Chair, Finance and General Purposes Committee University of Hertfordshire 2007-10

Member's focus

Economy and finance
Parliament, government and politics
Social Security and pensions
Isle of Wight
SE Hampshire

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • In receipt of episcopal stipend
  • 5: Land and property

    • Terraced house in St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Chair of Directors, Churches Together in England
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Governor, University of Portsmouth
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chair and trustee, Portsmouth Diocesan Board of Finance
    • Chair and trustee, Portsmouth Diocesan Education Trust
    • Chair and trustee, Portsmouth Diocesan Council for Social Responsibility
    • Chair and trustee, E C Roberts Trust
    • Chair and trustee, Grigg Smith Bequest Trust