David Hamid

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The Right Reverend
David Hamid
Suffragan Bishop in Europe
David Hamid.jpg
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese in Europe
In office 2002–present
Predecessor Henry Scriven
Ordination 1981 (deacon); 1982 (priest)
by John Bothwell
Consecration 17 October 2002
by George Carey
Personal details
Born (1955-06-18) 18 June 1955 (age 63)
Nationality British & Canadian
Denomination Anglican
Spouse (m. 1978)
Children two
Alma mater McMaster University, Trinity College Toronto

David Hamid (born 18 June 1955) is an Anglican bishop with British and Canadian citizenship. He has been the Suffragan Bishop in Europe since 2002.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hamid was born on 18 June 1955 in Scotland, to Scottish and Burmese parents.[2][3] He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. He was educated at Nelson High School in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. He studied at McMaster University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 1978. He then matriculated into Trinity College, Toronto, and graduated from the Toronto School of Theology with a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree in 1981.[4]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Hamid was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada as a deacon in June 1981[5] and as a priest in 1982.[4] After ordination he was curate at St Christopher’s, Burlington, Ontario, and then rector of St John’s in the same city.[6] Following this he was mission co-ordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Anglican Church of Canada and then (his last post before his ordination to the episcopate), the Director of Ecumenical Affairs and Studies[4] of the Anglican Communion. On 17 October 2002, at Southwark Cathedral, he was one (with Richard Cheetham and David Hawkins) of the last three people to be ordained and consecrated a bishop by George Carey before his retirement as Archbishop of Canterbury.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Hamid has been married since 1978 and they have two children.[3]



  1. ^ Diocesan profile
  2. ^ Debrett's People of Today, London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  3. ^ a b Worldwide Faith News archives
  4. ^ a b c "David Hamid". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b Hamid, David. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (November 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 11 November 2015. closed access publication – behind paywall
  7. ^ "Home to Dagenham at the end (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#7285). 11 October 2002. p. 3. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 22 July 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  8. ^ "Consecration & Commissioning of the The Venerable Richard Cheetham as 11th Bishop of Kingston". Southwark.anglican.org. 15 October 2002. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ Diocese in Europe — ...new Suffragan Bishop

External links[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Scriven
Suffragan Bishop in Europe