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Kingston Episcopal Area

Kingston Episcopal Area Office

620 Kingston Road
Raynes Park
London SW20 8DN

Tel: 020 8545 2440
Fax: 020 8545 2441
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Who's who

Richard Cheetham

Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham

The Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham

Bishop of Kingston

620 Kingston Road
Raynes Park
London SW20 8DN

Tel: 020 8545 2440
Fax: 020 8545 2441

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When he became Bishop of Kingston in 2002, Richard Cheetham returned to the area of his childhood. He was brought up in Surbiton and his parents still live there. He attended Kingston Grammar School between 1966 and 1974, went to church in Tolworth and was confirmed in Surbiton.

He won an Open Exhibition to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He graduated in 1977, with a Joint Honours degree in Physics and Philosophy. He was an Oxford Hockey Blue and an under 19 player for England. He followed this with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Corpus Christi College Oxford and then taught science at a large comprehensive school in Richmond, North Yorkshire, (1978-1980). From there he moved to be Assistant Physics Master at Eton College, Windsor (1980-1983) before becoming an investment analyst in London.

In 1985, he went to Ripon College, Cuddesdon where he obtained a Certificate in Theology and in 1987 he was ordained deacon. He served his title at Holy Cross Church, Newcastle and was priested in 1988.

In 1990, he moved to become Vicar of St Augustine of Canterbury, Limbury, Luton in the Diocese of St Albans and was Rural Dean of Luton from 1995 –1998. During this period he was founder and convenor of an ecumenical study group and a founding member of Luton SACRE. He was awarded a PhD by King College London in October 1999.

In February 1999 he became the Archdeacon of St Albans and in July 2002, he moved to Southwark when appointed Bishop of Kingston.

He is married to Felicity and they have a daughter and a son. He still plays hockey and squash regularly. His other interests include theatre, cinema and walking.

Margaret Humphries

PA to the Bishop of Kingston

Margaret joined the Kingston Episcopal Area Team as PA to Bishop Richard Cheetham in 2011.

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Simon Gates

The Venerable Simon Gates

Simon Gates

Archdeacon of Lambeth

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John Kiddle

The Venerable John Kiddle

John Kiddle

Archdeacon of Wandsworth

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Romana Nelson

PA to the Archdeacons of Lambeth & Wandsworth

Romana joined the Kingston Episcopal Area Team in 2014 as PA to the Archdeacons of Lambeth & Wandsworth.

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Anglican Ecumenical Borough Deans

Kingston Borough - The Revd Mandy Beck

Lambeth Borough - The Revd George Ansah

Merton Borough - The Revd Andrew Wakefield

Richmond Borough - The Revd Peter Hart

Wandsworth Borough - The Revd James McKinney

Other Area Contacts

Area Ecumenical Adviser - The Revd Peter Hart

Area Environmental Adviser - The Revd Ian Christie

Zimbabwe Link

The Kingston Episcopal Area is linked with the Diocese of Matabeleland in Zimbabwe. We have strong links with Bishop Cleophas Lunga, his clergy and parishes. The Kingston-Matabeleland Link Committee supports the diocese in prayer, with visits and by supporting and encouraging projects. The current political situation in Zimbabwe has made our link all the more important. In July 2011 the Bishop of Kingston took a group of five people, both clergy and lay, to the Diocese of Matabeleland. Links with schools and parishes are in place. The Zimbabwe link is chaired by Revd Richard Sewell.

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