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Staff Profile

The Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost


Jonathan is married to Christine and they have three grown up children, Hannah, Ben and Jake. 

Jonathan comes to God’s Own County from the Diocese of Winchester, where he has served as Suffragan Bishop of Southampton since 2010.  He has also served as an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Portsmouth. 

Jonathan has represented the Suffragan Bishops of the Province of Canterbury at General Synod.  He is a Trustee of USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel).  Prior to his Southampton years.  Jonathan was Anglican Chaplain at the University of Surrey, Residentiary Canon at Guildford Cathedral and the Bishop of Guildford’s Adviser for Inter-Faith Relations. Previously he had served as a parish priest in Ash and Nottingham, where he was also police chaplain.   

In the Diocese of Winchester, Jonathan’s emphases have been on prayer and growing disciples, building strong community relations and engagement with young people.  He has been Chair of the Joint Portsmouth & Winchester Diocesan Board of Education which oversees the work of 160 schools.  For the last eight years, Jonathan has led an annual pilgrimage to the Taizé community in Burgundy. 

Jonathan co-founded ‘Love Southampton’, through which the churches partner with the City Council on a number of projects for the Common Good. 

Jonathan is a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen, Nottingham, and Surrey.  In April 2012 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University, honoris causa, by the University of Surrey for his work in promoting cohesive campus relations and religious literacy in Universities.

For Jonathan, Fulham Football Club and Test cricket are passions that endure.  Sea swimming, walking and time spent with family and friends are, for him, intimations of heaven. 

Charitable Trusteeships

Trustee of USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel)
St Williams College Trust
York Minster Fund
York Minster Mystery Plays Board


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