Bishop Urquhart came to Birmingham in 2006. After 10 years of commercial management with BP and theological study at Oxford, he served as a parish priest in Hull and Coventry and as Bishop of Birkenhead.
Bishop Urquhart oversees Birmingham’s Social Inclusion Process and in 2013 chaired the University of Birmingham’s Wealth Distribution Commission.
Chair of the Church Mission Society from 1993 to 2008, he maintains close links with DR Congo, Uganda and Malawi. He is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Envoy to China, a Director of Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre and Prelate to the Order of St Michael and St George. Bishop Urquhart is a member of the House of Lords, where he is Convenor of the Lords Spiritual.
In the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List Bishop Urquhart was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to international relations.