|Bishop of Lichfield|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Lichfield|
|Other post(s)|| Archdeacon of Southwark (2004–2012)|
area Bishop of Woolwich (Southwark; 2012–2016)
|Ordination||1982 (deacon); 1983 (priest)|
by Douglas Feaver
|Consecration||21 March 2012|
by Rowan Williams
|Birth name||Michael Geoffrey Ipgrave|
|Born||18 April 1958|
Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
|Residence||Bishop's House, Lichfield|
|Education||Magdalen College School, Brackley|
|Alma mater|| Oriel College, Oxford |
Ripon College Cuddesdon
Michael Geoffrey Ipgrave(born 18 April 1958) is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2016, he has been the 99th Bishop of Lichfield, the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Lichfield. He was the Bishop of Woolwich, an area bishop in the Diocese of Southwark, from 2012 to 2016. He served as Archdeacon of Southwark between 2004 and 2012.
Ipgrave was born on 18 April 1958 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.He was educated at Magdalen College School, Brackley, a state school in South Northamptonshire. From 1975 to 1978, he studied mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, and graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
From 1979 to 1980, he attended the Spring Hill Ordination Scheme in Birmingham.From 1979 to 1982, he trained for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon, an Anglican theological college near Oxford. During that period he also studied theology at the University of Oxford, and graduated with an additional first class BA. In 1999 Ipgrave completed a doctorate at Durham University with a thesis entitled Trinity and inter-faith dialogue: plenitude and plurality.
Ipgrave was ordained in the Church of England: made a deacon at Petertide 1982 (27 June) — both times by Douglas Feaver, Bishop of Peterborough, at Peterborough Cathedral. After a curacy in Oakham followed by time in Japan, he was a team vicar in two separate Leicester parishes.and ordained a priest in the Petertide following (26 June 1983)
In Leicester, in 1991, he was appointed diocesan chaplain for relations with people of other faiths, and bishops' domestic chaplain in 1992. He was appointed Archdeacon of Southwark in 2004. In 2010 he also became Canon Missioner of Southwark Cathedral. He was co-chair of Southwark and London Housing Association (now Amicus Horizon)
He was formerly Inter Faith Relations Advisor to the Archbishops' Council and secretary of the Churches' Commission on Inter-Faith Relations.
On 3 February 2012, Ipgrave was announced as the next Bishop of Woolwich, an area bishop in the Diocese of Southwark.On 21 March 2012, he was consecrated a bishop, by Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, during a service in Southwark Cathedral. He also served as Warden of Readers for the diocese. In May 2013, he read bidding prayers at a Mass for Lee Rigby who was murdered by Islamists in the 2013 Woolwich attack.
Since February 2015 Ipgrave has been chair of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ).On 2 March 2016, it was announced that he was to become the next diocesan Bishop of Lichfield. His canonical election to that See was confirmed on 10 June 2016; his installation at Lichfield Cathedral took place on 24 September 2016.
In 1981, Ipgrave married Julia Bailey.Together they have three adult children.
In the 2011 New Year Honours, Ipgrave was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to inter-faith relations in London".
He has edited six volumes on Christian and Muslim relations. He is author of Trinity and Inter Faith Dialogue, and has contributed to journal articles and book chapters on inter-faith matters.
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