John Wraw

The Right Reverend
John Wraw
Bishop of Bradwell
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 2012 to present
Predecessor Laurie Green
Other posts Archdeacon of Wilts (2004–2012)
Ordination 1985 (deacon)
1986 (priest)[1]
Consecration 25 January 2012
Personal details
Birth name John Michael Wraw
Born (1959-02-04) 4 February 1959
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Gillian
Children four

John Wraw (born 4 February 1959)[1] is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2012, he has served as the Bishop of Bradwell, an area bishop in the Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford.


Wraw studied law at Lincoln College, Oxford and then trained for the Anglican ministry at Fitzwilliam College and Ridley Hall in Cambridge.[2]

Ordained ministry

Wraw's first pastoral appointment was as a curate at Bromyard, Herefordshire. He then moved to South Yorkshire as the Team Vicar of Sheffield Manor (1988–1992), Vicar of St James' Church, Clifton[3] (1992–2001) and Priest-in-Charge of Wickersley (2001–2004). While at Wickersley, he was chair of the Diocesan Faith and Justice Committee and served as chair of Voluntary Action Rotherham. Also during that period, he was Area Dean of Rotherham (1998–2004) and an honorary canon of Sheffield Cathedral (2001–2004). From 2004, he was the Archdeacon of Wilts and has been the chair of the Wiltshire Local Strategic Partnership.[2]

Wraw's nomination to become the suffragan Bishop of Bradwell was announced on 26 July 2011, in succession to Laurie Green who resigned on 28 February 2011.[2] His consecration took place on 25 January 2012[4] and he was commissioned into his episcopal ministry in the diocese on 29 January.[5]

Personal life

Wraw is married to Gillian and they have four children. His interests include the theatre and walking. He was also a crew member in the 2009–2010 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.[2] In June 2014 he announced that he had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and was about to undergo intense chemotherapy treatments.[6] He later took a temporary hiatus from his duties in order to concentrate on his treatment.[7] Almost a year after his diagnosis, Wraw announced that his Myeloma was in remission after he underwent a Stem cell transplant, and that he will be fully resuming his duties as bishop.[8]


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