The next Bishop of Ramsbury has been announced as The Reverend Dr Andrew Paul Rumsey by Downing Street this morning.
Author of the highly acclaimed ‘Parish – An Anglican theology of place’, he is currently serving as Team Rector of St Mary, Oxted in Surrey.
The Bishop of Ramsbury is an ancient title first used in 909 AD with responsibility mainly for the Wiltshire parishes in the Diocese of Salisbury. The new Bishop will also chair the Diocese’s Mission and Ministry Council.
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).
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.
KEY APPOINTMENTS: The next Bishop of Ramsbury has been announced as the Reverend Dr Andrew Paul Rumsey by Downing Street this morning. He is expected to take up his new position in January. More here: https://t.co/72nwmm4sV2#Wiltshire pic.twitter.com/pythHrhrYj
— Diocese of Salisbury (@DioSalisbury) October 22, 2018