David Thomson (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Huntingdon|
|Diocese||Diocese of Ely|
|Other posts||Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich (2013–2015)|
|Consecration||3 July 2008|
2 February 1952 |
Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom
|Children||4 (2 sons, 2 daughters)|
|Profession||Bishop, medieval historian; prev. lecturer|
|Alma mater||Keble College, Oxford|
Thomson was educated at King Edward VII School (Sheffield), followed by Keble College, Oxford, where he was awarded an MA and DPhil (1978), and Westcott House and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he studied theology.
Ordained in 1982, he was a curate in Maltby, South Yorkshire, and then team vicar of St Mary's Church, Banbury, rector of Cockermouth and finally, before being ordained to the episcopate, the Archdeacon of Carlisle.
Thomson was consecrated as a bishop in Southwark Cathedral on 3 July 2008 and installed as Bishop of Huntingdon in Ely Cathedral on 17 October that year. During a lengthy vacancy in Suffolk's diocesan see (while that diocese had no suffragan) from 20 October 2013 to 7 May 2015, he was also the Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.
A medieval historian, Thomson is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Royal Historical Society as well as an FRSA. His academic works include A Descriptive Catalogue of Middle English Grammatical Texts (1979) and An Edition of the Middle English Grammatical Texts (1984). His most recent work was on the Bewcastle Cross. He has also published a series of devotional books, A Journey with John, Lent with Luke, Christmas by Candelight and Ways to Pray.
Thomson is married with two sons and two daughters. His interests include detective fiction, crosswords, gardening, photography and fine art.
- Doctor David Thomson (1978–1981)
- The Reverend Doctor David Thomson (1981–2002)
- The Venerable Doctor David Thomson (2002–2008)
- The Right Reverend Doctor David Thomson (2008–present)
- About Bishop David
- Ely Diocese — Consecration of Bishop of Huntingdon
- Diocesan Profile
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0)
- Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- Official notification
- Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich – Bishop Nigel: privileged to have served Suffolk (Accessed 30 October 2013)
- British Library web-site (accessed 23 June 2008 21:24)
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Huntingdon