Christopher Hancock (priest)

Christopher David Hancock (born 18 February 1954) is an Anglican priest and Academic, specialised on Christianity and Confucianism.[1]


Educated at Highgate School and The Queen's College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1982.[2] He was Curate at Holy Trinity with St John, Leicester and then Chaplain at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was Associate professor at Virginia Theological Seminary and then Vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge from 1994 to 2002 when he became Dean of Bradford, a post he held for two years. After this he was Director for the Centre for the Study of Christianity in China at King's College London and then Director of the Institute for Religion and Society in Asia.[3] He was chaplain of St Peter's College Oxford.[4] He is currently Director of Oxford House Research and a Visiting Professor at St. Mary's University, London.[5][6]


  • Hancock, Christopher (2020). Christianity and Confucianism: Culture, Faith and Politics. London: T&T Clark. ISBN 9780567657640
  • Hancock, Christopher (2011). Christianity and Confucianism: Traditions in Dialogue. London: Continuum. ISBN 9781847063656


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory 1987-88 Lambeth, Church House, 1987 ISBN 0-7151-8066-5
  3. ^ IRSA Archived 2011-01-10 at
  4. ^ "Christopher Hancock - United Kingdom | LinkedIn". Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Hancock, Christopher | Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion | Baylor University". Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  6. ^ "The Very Revd. Dr Christopher Hancock | Oxford XXI Associate | Thame". Retrieved 25 February 2021.
Church of England titles
Preceded by Dean of Bradford
Succeeded by