John Armes

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The Right Reverend
John Armes
M.A., Ph.D.
Bishop of Edinburgh
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese Diocese of Edinburgh
Elected 11 February 2012
Installed 12 May 2012
Predecessor Brian Smith
Orders
Ordination 1979 (deacon); 1980 (priest)
Consecration 12 May 2012
Personal details
Birth name John Andrew Armes
Born (1955-09-10) 10 September 1955 (age 60)
Hammersmith, London
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Clare
Children four children
Profession Academic (theologian)

John Andrew Armes (born 10 September 1955) is the Scottish Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh.

Education[edit]

He was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (B.A. 1977; M.A. 1981), the University of Manchester (Ph.D. 1996), and Salisbury Theological College (1977).[1]

Anglican ministry[edit]

He was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon in 1979, and a priest in 1980.[1][2] After a curacy at Walney Island, 1979–82, he was Chaplain to Agriculture in the Diocese of Carlisle, 1982–86.[1] He was Team Vicar of Greystoke, Matterdale, and Mungrisdale, 1982–86, and Team Vicar of Watermillock, 1982–86.[1] His next appointment at Whitworth, Lancashire was Team Vicar (1986–88) and then Team Rector (1988–94); during which time he was also Chaplain to the University of Manchester, 1986–94.[1] He was then Priest in charge of Goodshaw and Crawshawbooth, 1994–98, and Area Dean of Rossendale, 1994–98.[1] His next appointments were as Rector of St John's, Edinburgh, 1998–2012, and Dean of Edinburgh, 2004–2012.[1]

He was elected Bishop of Edinburgh on 11 February 2012 and was consecrated and installed on 12 May 2012.[3]

Dr Armes is married to Clare; they have four children. His interests include theatre, cinema, walking, reading novels, watching sport, travel and humour.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bertie 2000, Scottish Episcopal Clergy, p. 163.
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1980-82: Oxford, OUP, 1983 ISBN 0-19-200010-1
  3. ^ a b "The Bishop of Edinburgh". edinburgh.anglican.org. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

References[edit]

  • Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. ISBN 0567087468. 
Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by
Kevin Pearson
Dean of Edinburgh
2004 to 2012
Succeeded by
Susan Macdonald
Preceded by
Brian Smith
Bishop of Edinburgh
2012 to present
Incumbent