Bishop of Ramsbury

The Right Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey became the Bishop of Ramsbury in October 2018 and was consecrated in Southwark Cathedral on 25 January 2019.

The Bishop of Ramsbury is responsible for the Wiltshire parts of the Diocese of Salisbury (as well as one parish in Dorset and four in Hampshire).

Bishop Andrew was educated first at the University of Reading and then at Kings College, London. He trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

He served his title at Harrow in the Diocese of London and was Vicar of Gipsy Hill in the Diocese of Southwark. He was appointed Rector of Oxted and Tandridge in 2011 and became Team Rector in 2014. Most recently he was made lead bishop for church and cathedral buildings, sharing the role with the Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Viv Faull.

Bishop Andrew comes from a long line of parish clergy and was born in Marlborough in this diocese where he and his family now live. He is married to Rebecca, who works as an executive coach. They have three children, Grace, Jonah and Talitha, (Tali for short), who are all in their teens.

Both he and his wife have been involved in the Greenbelt festival for many years; and have also attended New Wine with the family in recent years.

As well as being an author whose writing centres on themes of place and local identity, he is also a musician with a longstanding interest in song writing and popular music.

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