David Charles James (born 6 March 1945) is the current Bishop of Bradford.
James was educated at Nottingham High School and the University of Exeter. After graduating with a BSc, he presumably gained his PhD before lecturing in Chemistry at the University of Southampton.
Following his theological training at St John's College, Nottingham, James was ordained in 1973 and began his ecclesiastical career with curacies at Highfield, Southampton and Goring-by-Sea. Following this he was Anglican Chaplain at the University of East Anglia and then Vicar of East Ecclesfield before returning to his old parish in Southampton.