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The Bishop of Ramsbury

by Michael Ford last modified 13 Sep, 2021 11:42 AM

The Right Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey.

He was announced on Monday 22 October 2018 (more here and here), was ordained and consecrated in Southwark on 25 January 2019, and arrived in our Diocese on 26 January.

In July 2021 Bishop Andrew was appointed as lead bishop for church and cathedral buildings. He shares the role with the Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Viv Faull.

Click here for the Ramsbury Office and Team



About Bishop Andrew

Dr Rumsey is 50 and comes from a long line of parish clergy. He was educated first at the University of Reading and then at Kings College, London. He trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

He is married to Rebecca, who works as an executive coach, and was born in Marlborough where the new Bishop and his family will be living. They have three children, Grace (16), Jonah (14) and Talitha (Tali for short,12).

He served his title at Harrow in the Diocese of London and was Vicar of Gipsy Hill in the Diocese of Southwark. In 2011 he was appointed Rector of Oxted and Tandridge in the Diocese of Southwark before becoming Team Rector in 2014.

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 songwriting & popular music.

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.

This ancient title, first used in 909 AD, means that the Bishop is responsible for the Wiltshire parts of the Diocese of Salisbury (as well as one parish in Dorset and four in Hampshire). 

The first Bishop of Ramsbury was Aethelstan, appointed in 909. For a full list of Bishops, click here.

The Bishop's sermons, articles and media will be added here.

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