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Bishop Seeks Second Episcopal Colleague

by Michael Ford last modified 07 Jun, 2012 09:26 AM

The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, has asked for advice on who should be the next Bishop of Ramsbury.

Bishop Seeks Second Episcopal Colleague

The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam

Following an extensive and in-depth consultation across the Diocese of Salisbury, the Bishop’s Council has approved the recommendation of the Bishop’s Advisory Group that the See of Ramsbury should be filled. To view the report from the Advisory Group, please click here.

The Bishop also gained the approval of the Church of England Dioceses Commission and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Key qualities for the role listed by Bishop Holtam include imagination, leadership in ministry, and ability to build effective bridges between the Church and the wider community. For more details of the role, click here. [link has expired]

Bishop Holtam said today, ‘I am compiling as full a list as possible of exciting potential future colleagues from within and outside the Diocese of Salisbury. I will be assisted by diocesan leaders and representatives of the wider church and local community to identify a new Bishop of Ramsbury before Easter. I hope he will be able to join us by the early autumn.’

Any person wishing to comment on the role or to propose candidates, should write by 27 January 2012 to: The Rt.Revd. Nicholas Holtam, South Canonry,71,The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2ER, or email:


For further information, contact:
The Revd Jonathan Ball, Chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury
Telephone: 01722 334031/07500 872081

Note for Editors:
The Bishop of Ramsbury, alongside the Bishop of Sherborne, assists the Bishop of Salisbury in his ministry, and has a particular focus on Wiltshire. The first Bishop of Ramsbury was Aethelstan, appointed in 909, and the last Bishop, Stephen Conway, left in December 2010 to become Bishop of Ely. For a full list of Bishops, click here.


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