The Right Reverend Richard Jackson was ordained Bishop of Lewes at Westminster Abbey in May 2014.
The Bishop of Lewes has responsibility for most of East Sussex (apart
from some parishes to the north of Brighton, and east of East
Grinstead), the parishes of Shoreham and Southwick and a few small areas of Kent.
Originally from Wiltshire Richard studied at Oxford and trained for the ministry at Trinity College, Bristol.
Richard has a scientific background and has specialised in working in agriculture. Before becoming a priest he worked as an agricultural consultant advising farmers across a range of issues.
But when he was ready to be ordained it was to Sussex where Richard served his curacy in the Parish of Lindfield.
He became Vicar of Rudgwick in 1998 and then was Rural Dean of Horsham from 2005 before taking up the role of Mission & Renewal Adviser and Leader of the Church Growth Team within the Diocese.