Ruth Worsley

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Ruth Elizabeth Worsley (born 1962) is a Church of England priest. She has been Archdeacon of Wilts since 2013.[1] On 30 June 2015, she was announced as the next Bishop of Taunton, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.[2][3]

Born in 1962, she was ordained in 1997.[4] Following curacies in Nottingham she was Dean of Women's Ministry in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham [5] from 2007 to 2010. In 2009 she was appointed an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen;[6] and in 2010 to the post of Parish Development Officer for the Woolwich Area of the Diocese of Southwark.[7]


  1. ^ Salisbury Anglican
  2. ^ "Suffragan Bishop of Taunton: Ruth Worsley". Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. GOV.UK. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Diocese of Bath & Wells — Ruth Worsley announced as next Bishop of Taunton (Accessed 2 July 2015)
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory on line edition accessed 29 November 2012 16:34
  5. ^ Southwell Anglican
  6. ^ This is Wiltshire
  7. ^ The Times
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Wraw
Archdeacon of Wiltshire