The Right Reverend Dr David Walker has held the position of Bishop of Manchester since 2013. Prior to that he was Bishop of Dudley from 2000, following 17 years in assorted parish ministries and industrial chaplaincy in the Diocese of Sheffield.
David is Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities (ACRBRC) – the body which is currently working with new monastic communities as they emerge across the Country. He acts as International Visitor for the Society of Ordained Scientists. He is Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of the Church Commissioners.
David’s most recently published theological writings are grouped around the phenomenon of occasional church goers, and includes his recent book God’s Belongers. He also retains a longstanding involvement in Social Housing.
David is married to Sue and they have two adult children and one grandchild. He is a member of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis.