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The Venerable Peter Delaney MBE,Peter Delaney
Archdeacon Emeritus and Director of the London Internet Church

Peter Delaney was Archdeacon of London from 1999 to 2010 and Priest in Charge of St Stephen Walbrook since 2004. He is a man with a passion for the arts and communication as a means of understanding humanity and God. After a classical art education and a brief period teaching he worked for NBC television in Hollywood and here found his vocation to the Anglican Priesthood returning to England to read theology at Kings College London.

He served at Marylebone with Chaplaincies to the National Heart Hospital and London Clinic. He was Chaplain at the University Church of Christ the King. From there he was invited to become Precentor and Residentiary Canon at Southwark Cathedral, where he developed an arts programme of exhibitions and theatre and theological training.


The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres
Bishop of London
Bishop of London

The Bishop of London is the Diocesan Bishop for the London Diocese, which covers London, north of the Thames. He also exercises personal responsibility for the ‘Two Cities’ Area of the Diocese, covering the City of London and the City of Westminster.

Richard John Carew Chartres became the 132nd Bishop of London in November 1995 and was enthroned at St Paul’s on 26 January 1996. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School and studied history at Trinity College Cambridge. Before ordination he taught Ancient History at the International School in Seville. He was ordained in 1973 and served as a curate in St Andrewï’s Bedford. In 1975 he was appointed Chaplain to Robert Runcie, then Bishop of St Albans, and from 1980-84 he served as the Archbishop’s Chaplain at Lambeth and Canterbury. He moved to St Stephen’s Rochester Row in the Diocese of London in 1984. During eight years in the parish he also served as Director of Ordinands for the Central Area and as Gresham Professor of Divinity.He was consecrated Bishop of Stepney in 1992.

After his move to the see of London, he was appointed Dean of HM Chapels Royal in 1996 and a Privy Counsellor. This accounts for the curious fact that the Bishop of London is the only bishop who bears the title “Right Honourable” in addition to the usual “Right Reverend”. He is an ex-officio member of the House of Lords. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple, Chairman of the Ecumenical London Church Leaders, a director of Coexist Foundation – a charity promoting interfaith understanding – and is associated with numerous other London organisations. He is also Chairman of the Church Buildings Division of the Church of England and deputises for the Archbishop of Canterbury as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Church Commissioners. He is also responsible on behalf of the Archbishop for relations with the Orthodox Churches.

He founded St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and is currently the Chairman of the Trustees. His publications include “The History of Gresham College 1597-1997” (with David Vermont) and “Tree of Knowledge, Tree of Life” [2005] and many articles and essays especially on religion and the environment. He is married to Caroline, a freelance writer, and they have four children Alexander, Sophie, Louis and Clio.

The Bishop of London’s Office
Personal Assistant: Janet Laws [email protected]
Diary Secretary: Frances Charlesworth [email protected]
The Old Deanery
Dean’s Court
EC4V 5AA
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Martin SargeantMartin Sargeant
Trustee London Internet Church

Martin Sargeant works with the Archdeacon of London and is Operations Manager for the Diocese. One of the founding trustees of the London Internet Church, Martin has a keen interest in ‘improving non-verbal communications’ and sees the internet as one of the ways we can achieve this in relation to the church. He recalls one of the most moving experiences of his life as attending the ordination of a friend as a Roman Catholic priest – his friend being deaf, and the service having a deaf choir performing.


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