From 2001 until 2013, this Anglican religious leader served as the Bishop of Bath and Wells and went on to become a Lord Spiritual in the Church of England's House of Lords.
He received his early education at Redland College, Bristol, and went on to secure his ordination from Oak Hill Theological College in London, England.
He worked on behalf of peace and reconciliation in such conflict-ridden areas as the Middle East and Northern Ireland.
He and his wife, Dee, became parents to four sons.
He and Jonathan Bailey both served as Anglican bishops.