David Hamid

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The Right Reverend
David Hamid
Suffragan Bishop in Europe
David Hamid.jpg
Diocese Diocese in Europe
In office 2002–present
Predecessor Henry Scriven
Ordination 1981 (deacon)
1982 (priest)
by John Bothwell, Bishop of Niagara
Consecration 17 October 2002
by George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury
Personal details
Born (1955-06-18) 18 June 1955 (age 61)
Nationality British & Canadian
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Dr Colleen Hamid
Children Two sons, Jonathan and Michael
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 1981 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.[5] 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[6] of the Anglican Communion.

Personal life[edit]

Hamid is married to Dr Colleen Hamid, a medical researcher. Together they have two sons; Jonathan and Michael.[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 "D. Hamid". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 1 November 2015.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009, Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Diocese in Europe — ...new Suffragan Bishop

External links[edit]

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