The Rt Rev Dr Michael Turnbull
Michael is a Yorkshireman and was educated at Oxford and Durham Universities. He worked in parishes in Manchester, Luton and York before becoming the Chief Executive of an international church charity which focused on the underprivileged and homeless.
In 1988 he became Bishop of Rochester and later moved to become Bishop of Durham with a seat in the House of Lords. His work in The Lords included research into health, environment and social matters.
In the Church of England he was chairman of the Turnbull Commission which established the Archbishops’ Council and revised the internal structures of the Church. He was also Chairman of the Ministry Division and fought strongly for causes in the North East.