The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth

The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth is a Bishop who has sat under this title in the Lords since 6 February 2014. His full title is The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth, and his given name is Christopher Richard James Foster.


Find out about the experience of The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth outside of Parliament.

Non political

Bishop of Portsmouth
2010 -
Bishop of Hertford
2001 - 2010
St Albans Cathedral
Sub Dean
1994 - 2001

Public life

University of Portsmouth
2014 -
Ripon College Cuddesdon
2014 -
Churches Together in England
2012 - 2016
Churches Together in England
2011 - 2012
University of Hertfordshire
Chair, Finance and General Purposes Committee
2007 - 2010