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Bishop David Walker was enthroned as Bishop of Manchester at Manchester Cathedral on St Andrew's Day, 30 November 2013.
Born in 1957, David was educated at Manchester Grammar School and King's College, Cambridge. After a period of study at Queen's College, Birmingham he was ordained in 1983. His career began with a curacy at St Mary Handsworth, after which he was Team Vicar at Maltby, then Bramley before becoming Bishop of Dudley in 2000.
David is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Glyndwr University. He has served on the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights panel for the College of Policing and until recently was on a similar body for the Homes and Communities Agency. He has particular experience in Social Housing, having served on the Board of the National Housing Federation from 1996 to 2002.