Wednesday, March 3,  2021
John Inge

 Dr. John Inge is the Bishop of Worcester, England, in the Diocese of Worcester.

He was educated at Kent College Canterbury and St. Chad's College, Durham University, where he took a BSc in 1977 and an M.A. in 1994. In 1979, he took a PGCE at Keble College, Oxford. He trained for ordination at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. He completed a Ph.D. at Durham in 2002.

From 1984 to 1986, he was Assistant Chaplain at Lancing College, having started at the school as a chemistry teacher. He was Junior Chaplain at Harrow School from 1987 to 1989, and Senior Chaplain from 1989 to 1990. From 1990 to 1996, he was Vicar of Wallsend, St. Luke. He became Canon Residentiary of Ely Cathedral in 1996 and was Vice Dean from 1999 until his consecration as suffragan Bishop of Huntingdon in 2003. In July 2007, he was nominated to be Bishop of Worcester from 1 October 2007 and enthroned as the 113th Bishop of Worcester on March 1, 2008.

His book A Christian Theology of Place (2003) was short listed for the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. His most recent book is Living Love: In Conversation with the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2007).

He is a longstanding member of the World Development Movement and Amnesty International. Bishop John is a Trustee of Common Purpose, an international organisation that helps people in leadership and decision-making positions in the private, public and voluntary sectors to be more effective in their own organisations, community and society as a whole.


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