John Ford (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
John Ford
MA
Bishop of The Murray
Church Anglican Church of Australia
Diocese Diocese of The Murray
Predecessor Ross Davies
Other posts Bishop of Plymouth, UK
2005-2013
Orders
Ordination 1980
Consecration 13 December 2005[1]
by Rowan Williams
Personal details
Born (1952-01-14) 14 January 1952 (age 63)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Bridget[2]
Children 3 sons: Benedict, Daniel, Justin[3]
Alma mater Southampton College of Technology

John Frank Ford[4] (born 14 January 1952) is the current Bishop of The Murray in the Anglican Church of Australia, and former Bishop of Plymouth,[2] a suffragan see in the Diocese of Exeter.

Ford was educated at the Southampton College of Technology[5] and Chichester Theological College. He was ordained in 1980[6] and began his career with a curacy at Christ Church, Forest Hill[7] after which he was Vicar of St Augustine's Lee and then domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Horsham. He became diocesan missioner for the Diocese of Chichester and then a residentiary canon at Chichester Cathedral before his ordination to the episcopate. He also held the post of an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Truro.[8] A keen cricket fan,[9] he is married with three children.

Ford was announced as the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of The Murray in South Australia on 30 June 2013. His installation was on 6 December 2013.[10]

Styles[edit]

  • John Ford Esq (1952–1980)
  • The Revd John Ford (1980–1997)
  • The Revd Canon John Ford (1997–2005[2])
  • The Rt Revd John Ford (2005–present)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BBC — Plymouth gets a new bishop
  2. ^ a b c Official notification of appointment
  3. ^ Exeter Diocese News — December 2005
  4. ^ Anglican Communion website
  5. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory; 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Church history
  8. ^ "Who's who; Bishop's staff". Diocese of Truro. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  9. ^ Debrett's People of Today. London: Debrett's, 2008 ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  10. ^ "New Bishop for Diocese of The Murray", Diocese of The Murray website.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Garton
Bishop of Plymouth
2005-present
Incumbent