The Bishop-designate of Ramsbury, Andrew Rumsey. Photo by Dominic Parkes
The Bishop-designate of Ramsbury, Andrew Rumsey. Photo by Dominic Parkes
The Bishop-designate of Ramsbury, Andrew Rumsey. Photo by Dominic Parkes
Bishop-designate Andrew at the Ramsbury Brewery reed beds. Photo by Carole Peters-King
Bishop-designate Andrew at the Ramsbury Brewery reed beds. Photo by Carole Peters-King
Bishop-designate Andrew at the Ramsbury Brewery reed beds. Photo by Carole Peters-King
 

The Bishop of Ramsbury

by Michael Ford last modified 25 Oct, 2018 01:16 PM

The Bishop-designate is the Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey, currently serving in Oxted, Surrey.

He was announced on Monday 22 October 2018. More here and here.

Click here for the Ramsbury Office and Team

 

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.

He succeeds the Right Reverend Edward Francis Condry, who resigned on the 12th May 2018.

Dr Rumsey is expected to take up his new position in January 2019 after being ordained to the episcopate as the new Suffragan Bishop of Ramsbury by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Friday 25th of January.

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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