Press release

Suffragan See of Croydon

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Reverend Jonathan Clark becomes Suffragan See of Croydon.

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Jonathan Clark, BA,MA, MLitt, Rector of Saint Mary Stoke Newington, in the Diocese of London, to the Suffragan See of Croydon, in the Diocese of Southwark, in succession to the Right Reverend Nicholas Baines, BA, on his translation to the See of Bradford on the 1 April 2011.  

Notes for editors

The Reverend Jonathan Clark (aged 50), studied first at the University of Exeter and obtained masters degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton.

He trained for the ordained ministry at Trinity College, Bristol.

He served his curacy at Stanwix, in Carlisle Diocese from 1988 to 1992. From 1992 to 1993 he was Chaplain at the University of Bristol. From 1994 to 1997 he was Director of Studies of the Southern Dioceses Ministerial Training Scheme.

From 1997 to 2003 he was Chaplain at the University of North London/London Metropolitan University. From 1999 to 2003 he was Area Dean of Islington. Since 2003 he has been Rector of Stoke Newington and from 2004 to 2011 he was also Priest-in-Charge of St John Brownswood Park.
Jonathan Clark is married to Alison who is a senior lecturer at the Open University.   They have two children.    

His interests include adult and theological education, serving as a Governor of the YMCA George Williams College, and as Chair of Affirming Catholicism. He is a fan of Westray, in the Orkney Islands, which is his favourite place for walking, reading and writing