Right Reverend Richard Garrard BD AKC


Due to his vast range of experience, including serving in a senior position with the Order of St Lazarus, Richard has a unique insight into running a charitable and chivalric order.

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Richard provides the Order with a monthly set of prayers, helping to develop and support the theological needs of our members.

Just some of Richard’s Career highlights

  • Principal of the Church Army Training centre
  • Canon Chancellor Southwark Cathedral
  • Archdeacon of Sudbury
  • Bishop of Penrith
  • 2001-2003 Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome
  • Currently acting as Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Norwich


Bishop Richard upon accepting the role of Patron commented “The Priory of the Poor Knights of Christ is in a strong tradition of Christian groups united in faith, prayer and care for all people, especially those in need and difficulty. I am very glad to be part of this ecumenical expression of being Christian in our time when our faith is more needed than ever”