The Rt Revd Colin Fletcher OBE retired from his role as the Bishop of Dorchester in October 2020. The Venerable Gavin Collins was announced as the Bishop-Designate on November 24th and was welcomed as Episcopal Vicar of Dorchester on 28 February.
Gavin was previously the archdeacon of the Meon in the Diocese of Portsmouth. He undertook his curacy at St Barnabus, Cambridge, and was ordained priest in 1998. Gavin is 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 recently cycled from Lands’ End to John O’Groats with one of his sons.
The Rt Revd Gavin Collins was consecrated as the Bishop of Dorchester at a special service at Lambeth Palace in April 2021.