An experienced and highly regarded spiritual leader, Bishop David Walker is passionate about issues which effect social housing, asylum seekers and the benefit cuts. Bishop David grew up in Greater Manchester and went to Manchester Grammar School.


Bishop David Stuart Walker born in 1957.

Educated at King's College Cambridge MA 1981.

Also studied at Queen's College Birmingham.

Warwick University, PhD 2014

Ordained deacon in 1983 and served his curacy at Handsworth Sheffield (1983-86).

Team Vicar of Maltby 1986-91; Ind Chapl 86-91; Vicar of Bramley and Ravenfield (1991-95); Rector of Bramley and Ravenfield w Hooton Roberts and Braithwell (1995-2000).

Honorary Canon of Sheffield Cathedral 2000.

Suffragan Bishop of Dudley, Worcester Diocese from 2000-2013.

Bishop of Manchester from 7 October 2013.

Bishop David chairs the Church of England council that works with Religious (Monastic) Communities. He is a trustee of the Church Urban Fund and a member of the Church of England Ministry Council. He is also a Church Commissioner, elected to serve until 2018. He chairs the Independent Ethics Committee for Greater Manchester Police.