Bishop of Ramsbury

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The Bishop of Ramsbury is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Salisbury, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, and was first used between the 10th and 11th centuries by the Anglo-Saxon Bishops of Ramsbury. From the establishment of the Salisbury area scheme in 1981 until its abolition in 2009, the bishops suffragan of Ramsbury were area bishops.[2]

The diocese announced in August 2011 that the Bishop of Salisbury had commissioned (under new national guidelines) a consultation as to whether a new Bishop of Ramsbury should be appointed.[3][4] The appointment of Ed Condry was announced on 19 June 2012.[5]

Modern bishops suffragan

Bishops of Ramsbury
From Until Incumbent Notes
1974 1988 John Neale b. 1926; first area bishop from 1981
1989 1998 Peter Vaughan b. 1930
1999 2005 Peter Hullah b. 1949
2006 2010 Stephen Conway b. 1957;[6] last area bishop until 2009; translated to Ely.
2012 present Ed Condry b. 1953; nominated on 19 June 2012;[7] consecrated 23 September 2012.[5]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ Salisbury Diocesan Synod minutes – 99th session, 7 November 2009 p. 3 (Accessed 23 April 2014)
  3. ^ Diocese of Salisbury – Have your say over Ramsbury
  4. ^ "Bishop Holtham reviews suffragan see". Church Times. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Diocese of Canterbury – Canon Ed Condry announced as the new Bishop of Ramsbury Archived August 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Diocese of Salisbury – Bishop of Ramsbury. Retrieved on 12 August 2011.
  7. ^ Number 10 – Suffragan See of Ramsbury. Retrieved 19 June 2012.

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings
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