Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Michael Turnbull
The Right Reverend Michael Turnbull is a retired senior Bishop in the Church of England.
Michael Turnbull was born in Yorkshire and was a student at Oxford and Durham Universities. After pastoral ministries in Manchester, Luton, and York he became CEO of an international charity on the front line of Christian compassion for the needy and homeless.
Michael became Bishop of Rochester, Kent, in 1988 and moved to Durham as a bishop with a seat in the House of Lords in 1994. In addition to his pastoral ministry in Durham, he campaigned for political recognition of deprived areas and also for a reform of the central structures of the Church of England. He was much involved in the House of Lords on the relationship of church and state, about which he wrote his latest book The State of the Church and the Church of the State.
In retirement he has lectured on cruise ships and led many pilgrimages to the Holy Land and other places. He is married to Brenda and they live in Kent, close to Canterbury. They have three children and seven grandchildren.