John Armes

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John Armes
Bishop of Edinburgh
Personal details
Spouse Clare
Children four children
Profession Academic (theologian)

John Andrew Armes (born London, 10 September 1955) is the Scottish Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh. He was consecrated and installed as Bishop in May 2012.[1]

He was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, the University of Manchester and Salisbury Theological College. He was ordained deacon in 1979, and priest in 1980.[2] After a curacy at Walney Island he was Chaplain to Agriculture in the Diocese of Carlisle. He was Priest in charge at Goodshaw and Area Dean of Rossendale before becoming Rector of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh. He was Dean of Edinburgh[3] from 2010 until his elevation to the Episcopate.


  1. ^ Report of Bishop John's Consecration on the Scottish Episcopal Church website
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1980-82: Oxford, OUP, 1983 ISBN 0-19-200010-1
  3. ^ ‘EDINBURGH, Bishop of’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2013 ; online edn, Dec 2013 accessed 9 Aug 2014
Religious titles
Preceded by
Kevin Pearson
Dean of Edinburgh
2004to 2010
Succeeded by
Susan Macdonald
Preceded by
Brian Smith (bishop)
Bishop of Edinburgh
2011 to present