Clive Gregory

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Clive Gregory
area Bishop of Wolverhampton
Paul Uppal, Bishop Clive Gregory and Supporters Cheer for Tax Justice (7898779326) (bishop cropped).jpg
Gregory in 2012
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield
In office2007–present
Predecessor Michael Bourke
Other post(s)Acting Bishop of Lichfield (2015–2016)
Orders
Ordination1988 (deacon);1989 (priest)
by  Robert Runcie
Consecration19 April 2007
by  Rowan Williams
Personal details
Born (1961-11-25) 25 November 1961 (age 61)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse
(m. 1997)
Childrentwo
Alma mater Lancaster University

Clive Malcolm Gregory [1] (born 25 November 1961) is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2007, he has served as the Bishop of Wolverhampton, an area bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield. [2] On 6 January 2023, it was announced that Gregory would retire in April 2023. [3]

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Early life and education

Gregory was born on 25 November 1961. He was educated at Lancaster University, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English. In 1985, he started training for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge, gaining his theology degree (a BA from Queens' College, Cambridge) in 1987. Per Oxbridge tradition, this BA was upgraded to a Cambridge Master of Arts (MA Cantab) degree in 1989. [4]

Ordained ministry

Made a deacon at Petertide (26 June) 1988 [5] and ordained a priest the Petertide following (2 July 1989) — both times by Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Canterbury Cathedral, [6] he began his career with a curacy at St John the Baptist, Margate; was then senior Chaplain at the University of Warwick (1992–1998) [7] and finally (before his appointment to the episcopate) Team Rector of the Coventry East team of churches. [8]

Episcopal ministry

Gregory was appointed as Bishop of Wolverhampton, a suffragan and area bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield, in 2007. He was ordained and consecrated a bishop on 19 April 2007, by Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Southwark Cathedral [9] and installed as Lichfield Cathedral on 5 May 2007. [10] In the vacancy between the retirement of Jonathan Gledhill on 30 September 2015 and the arrival of Michael Ipgrave on 10 June 2016, Gregory was also the acting Bishop of Lichfield. [11]

Personal life

Gregory married in 1997 [4] and they have two children. [1] He is a keen cricketer. [12]

Styles

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References

  1. 1 2 "Reverend Clive Gregory approved to the Suffragan See of Wolverhampton". 10 June 2007. Archived from the original on 10 June 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  2. "Clive Malcolm Gregory" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. "Bishop Clive to retire". Diocese of Lichfield. 6 January 2023. Archived from the original on 6 January 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  4. 1 2 "Gregory, Clive Malcolm" . Who's Who . ukwhoswho.com. Vol. 2017 (November 2016 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 July 2017.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. "Ordinations" . Church Times . No. 6542. 1 July 1988. p. 4. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 4 August 2017 via UK Press Online archives.
  6. "Petertide ordinations" . Church Times . No. 6595. 7 July 1989. p. 4. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 4 August 2017 via UK Press Online archives.
  7. Honorary degree from Warwick
  8. Parish details Archived 2008-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
  9. Lichfield Diocese — Archbishop of Canterbury consecrates Wolverhampton's new Bishop
  10. Lichfield Diocese — Sporting bishop's divided football loyalties
  11. Diocese of Lichfield — the Bishop of Lichfield Archived 2015-11-19 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 18 November 2015)
  12. Scores 103 not out in the 2009 Church Times Cup Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 2010 p. 1578 London, John Wisden & Co. ISBN   978-1-4081-2466-6
Church of England titles
Preceded by Bishop of Wolverhampton
2007–present
Incumbent