|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Shrewsbury|
|Diocese||Diocese of Lichfield|
|Consecration||28 October 2009|
|Born||11 July 1961|
|Residence||Athlone House, Shrewsbury|
|Parents||Thomas Rylands (father)|
|Children||1 daughter & 1 son: Frances & Samuel|
|Alma mater||Hild Bede, Durham|
Rylands was born on 11 July 1961, the son of Thomas Rylands, sometime canon, Vicar of Wilton and Rural Dean of Malpas. He was educated at Packwood Haugh School near Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shrewsbury School, the College of St Hild and St Bede and Trinity College, Bristol.
He was ordained in 1988 and began his career with a curacy at St George's, Stockport. He was then Vicar of Acton and Worleston, Cheshire and from 1997 to 2002 Team Rector for Langport, Somerset. Since then until his elevation to the Episcopate he has been Diocesan Missioner and a Canon Residentiary at Exeter Cathedral.
His wife Amanda is also a priest and they have two adult children, Frances and Samuel.
- The Reverend Mark Rylands (1988–2002)
- The Reverend Canon Mark Rylands (2002–2009)
- The Right Reverend Mark Rylands (2009–present)
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