Bishop of Dorchester

Bishop Gavin pictured outside Christ Church Cathedral, OxfordThe Rt Revd Gavin Collins

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Gavin Collins was announced as Bishop of Dorchester on 24 November 2020. He was previously the archdeacon of the Meon in the Diocese of Portsmouth. He undertook his curacy at St Barnabas, Cambridge, and was ordained priest in 1998.

Gavin was previously one of the convenors of the Evangelical Forum on Synod and has served as a trustee of Latin Link mission agency and of the London School of Theology. He is deeply committed to the mission and growth of the Church.

Gavin is married to Christina, who is a health visitor, and they have three young adult children. He is a keen cyclist and runner, and has cycled from Lands’ End to John O’Groats with his son.

Bishop Gavin was consecrated as the Bishop of Dorchester at a special service at Lambeth Palace in April 2021. Bishop Gavin took on additional responsibility as Warden of Readers for 12 months from September 2022. 

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