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Durham University

St John's College

The Rt Revd Dr David Thomson

The Rt Revd Dr David Thomson

The Rt Revd Dr David Thomson

David Thomson is soon to retire from his position as Bishop of Huntingdon, serving in the Church of England’s Diocese of Ely, which covers Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk. He has had particular responsibilities for clergy support, mission, and ecumenical relations.

Before becoming a Bishop, David served as a parish priest and then archdeacon for many years, but he began his career by gaining a doctorate from Oxford specialising in the teaching of Latin in English in the late Middle Ages. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, continuing to research and publish as a mediaevalist, most recently on the Bewcastle Cross, and has recently discovered some of the early stained glass of Cambridge University jumbled in a parish church window in a village nearby.

David spent some time in College on sabbatical in 2015 where he connected with the Ordered Universe project on Robert Grossetesste bringing together his mediaeval and episcopal interests.

David has published a series of books on prayer and spirituality. He blogs regularly at The Bishop's Blog.

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.