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John Armes

Elected  11 February 2012
Name  John Armes
Installed  12 May 2012
Predecessor  Brian Smith

Birth name  John Andrew Armes
Consecration  May 12, 2012
Nationality  British
Diocese  Diocese of Edinburgh
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Church  Scottish Episcopal Church
Ordination  1979 (deacon); 1980 (priest)
Born  10 September 1955 (age 60) Hammersmith, London (1955-09-10)

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


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).

Anglican ministry

He was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon in 1979, and a priest in 1980. After a curacy at Walney Island, 1979–82, he was Chaplain to Agriculture in the Diocese of Carlisle, 1982–86. He was Team Vicar of Greystoke, Matterdale, and Mungrisdale, 1982–86, and Team Vicar of Watermillock, 1982–86. 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. He was then Priest in charge of Goodshaw and Crawshawbooth, 1994–98, and Area Dean of Rossendale, 1994–98. His next appointments were as Rector of St John's, Edinburgh, 1998–2012, and Dean of Edinburgh, 2010–2012.

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

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


John Armes Wikipedia

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