Bishop of Ramsbury

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 bishop oversees the Wiltshire parts of the diocese, i.e. the Archdeaconries of Sarum and Wilts.

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]

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;[5] last area bishop until 2009; translated to Ely.
2012 2018 Ed Condry b. 1953; nominated on 19 June 2012;[6] consecrated 23 September 2012;[7] retired 30 April 2018.
2019 present Andrew Rumsey b. 1968; nominated on 22 October 2018


  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. ^ Diocese of Salisbury – Bishop of Ramsbury. Retrieved on 12 August 2011.
  6. ^ Number 10 – Suffragan See of Ramsbury. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  7. ^ Diocese of Canterbury – Canon Ed Condry announced as the new Bishop of Ramsbury Archived August 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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