USPG Trustee Appointed Bishop of Portsmouth

First published on: 8th October 2021

Bishop Jonathan Frost, USPG Trustee and Dean of York, has been appointed as the new Bishop of Portsmouth. In this role, he will have responsibility for 133 parishes across south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Bishop Frost will succeed the Rt Rev'd Christopher Foster, who retired at the end of May 2021. Bishop Frost was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1994 and served as Suffragan Bishop of Southampton for 9 years before becoming Dean of York in 2019. He became a USPG Trustee in 2017. 

On hearing the news of Bishop Frost's appointment, USPG General Secretary Rev'd Duncan Dormor said, 'I am truly delighted that Bishop Jonathan, a Trustee of USPG, has been appointed as the new Bishop of Portsmouth. He will bring a wonderful combination of pastoral warmth, wisdom and a passionate commitment and understanding of what it means to serve our neighbour – global and local – through mission and justice, today. I am thrilled that the people and parishes of Portsmouth will have such inspiring leadership.'


Above: Bishop Jonathan Frost, USPG Trustee and new Bishop of Portsmouth