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the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam

the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam

The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam has been Bishop of Salisbury since 2011 and was appointed Lead Bishop for Environmental Affairs in September 2014. 

Born in 1954, he studied geography at Durham before training for ordination in London and Cambridge. He served a curacy in the East End before spending five years teaching at Lincoln Theological College. He then returned to London to work as a parish vicar, first in the Isle of Dogs, and then for 16 years at St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square where he initiated and led a £36 million buildings renewal. He is a Trustee of the National Churches Trust, a Vice-President of the Royal School of Church Music, an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians, and chairs the Church of England's committee for ministry with and among deaf people. His ministry has always been deeply committed to the social implications of the Christian Gospel and its demand to prioritise the needs of the poor and vulnerable.



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Posted: 16 Dec 2015