On Sunday, October 2 the new Canon Theologian The Revd Professor Mark David Chapman will be welcomed and installed at Evensong in Truro Cathedral.

Mark Chapman is Vice-Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon near Oxford where he has taught for the past 24 years. He studied Politics and Philosophy and then Theology at Trinity College, Oxford and spent a year in Munich when he was writing his doctorate. He was a research fellow in Sheffield before coming to Cuddesdon in 1992. He is also Professor of the History of Modern Theology at the University of Oxford.

Mark was ordained in 1994 and is associate priest in his local benefice in Oxfordshire as well as a current member of General Synod. He is a committed ecumenist and serves on the Council for Christian Unity. He has written widely on Anglican theology and history, modern church history and theology, as well as issues in politics and religion. His most recent books are Theology and Society in Three Cities: Berlin, Oxford and Chicago, 1800-1914 (James Clarke, 2014), The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1880 (Oxford University Press, 2014), Anglican Theology (T & T Clark, 2012).  He is also author of many other books including Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2006). He has a very keen interest in Archbishop Benson, the first Bishop of Truro and wrote about him in Bishops, Saints, and Politics (T & T Clark, 2007).

Mark is married to Linda, a pharmacist and they have two grown-up sons. Mark enjoys travelling (especially to different parts of the Anglican Communion), cooking, food, and theatre.

The service of welcome will start at 4pm.