The Right Reverend David Walker has held the position of Bishop of Manchester since 2013. Prior to that he was Bishop of Dudley from 2000, following 17 years in assorted parish ministries and industrial chaplaincy in the Diocese of Sheffield. David is Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of the Bishops and Religious Communities (ACRBRC) – the body which is currently working with new monastic communities as they emerge across the Country. He chairs the Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee and is a member of the Ministry Council of the Church of England. He acts as International Visitor for the Society of Ordained Scientists. He has recently become an elected member of the Church Commissioners. David most recently published theological writings are grouped around the phenomenon of occasional church goers; he has recently undertaken a study of those who attend carol services at two English cathedrals. He also retains a longstanding involvement in Social Housing. David is married to Sue and they have two adult children. He is a member of the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis.