New appointment for Judge David Turner


Judge David Turner, who is the Chancellor for the Diocese of Chester, has been named as the new Deputy Chair of the Clergy Discipline Commission (CDC) replacing Sir Mark Hedley, who retired in December 2020.

Judge Turner was appointed a QC in 2000, a Circuit Judge and deputy High Court Judge in 2004, and divides his judicial year between criminal and family work in Chelmsford and London.

A former churchwarden, he is a Reader in the Diocese of London, acting as a consultant to the diocese’s Ministry Development Review.

The Chair of the CDC is Dame Sarah Asplin who started the role in January 2019.

The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Commission also serve respectively as President of Tribunals and Deputy President.

Page last updated: 13th January 2021 11:08 AM