Humphrey Southern

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The Rt Revd
Humphrey Southern
MA(Oxon)[1]
Bishop of Repton
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Derby
Installed 9 June 2007[2]
Predecessor Rt Revd David Hawtin
Orders
Ordination 1987
Consecration 1 May 2007[2]
Personal details
Born (1960-09-17) 17 September 1960 (age 54)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Emma[1]
Children 2 daughters[1]
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Humphrey Ivo John Southern[3] (born 17 September 1960) is an Anglican bishop. From 2007 to 2015, he was Bishop of Repton, suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Derby. Since April 2015, he has been Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, an Anglican theological college.

Early life[edit]

Southern was born on 17 September 1960. He was educated at Harrow School, an all-boys public school in London, England.[4] He studied history at Christ Church, Oxford and graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1982.[5][6] After a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1987.[7]

Clerical career[edit]

His career began with curacies at St Margaret's, Rainham[8] (1986–1990) and St Mary’s Walton-on-the-Hill (1990–1992).[9] After these, he was Vicar of Hale (1992–1996), then Team Rector of the same (1996–1999) and also of Badshot Lea (1997–1999). At the same time he was Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Guildford (1992–1999). He was then Team Rector of Tisbury (1999–2001) and of the Nadder Valley Team Ministry (2001–2007), both in the Diocese of Salisbury. He was also Rural Dean of Chalke (2000–2007) and an Honorary Canon and Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral (2006–2007).[1]

Southern was consecrated a bishop on 31 May 2007 and installed as Bishop of Repton on 9 June 2007.[2]

On 18 November 2014, it was announced that he would succeed Martyn Percy as Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon. He took up the appointment on 1 April 2015.[10]

Marriage and adult life[edit]

A long-term keeper of the English Bull Terrier which he and his family take on walks,[11] Bishop Humphrey is married to Emma with two daughters.[1]

Styles[edit]

  • Humphrey Southern Esq (1960–1987)
  • The Revd Humphrey Southern (1987–2006)
  • The Revd Canon Humphrey Southern (2006–2007)
  • The Rt Revd Humphrey Southern (2007—)

References[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Hawtin
Bishop of Repton
2007 to 2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Martyn Percy
Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon
2015 to present
Incumbent