31 August 2010
The new Bishop of Ely will be the Rt Revd Stephen Conway,
currently the Suffragan Bishop of Ramsbury in the Diocese of
Salisbury where he has been serving since his consecration in June
The Bishop of Huntingdon, Dr David Thomson, made the
announcement this morning and introduced Bishop Stephen to the Lord
Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly, and other civic
dignitaries, the Dean and Chapter of Ely Cathedral and other senior
clergy, and members of the Diocesan Office staff.
Bishop Stephen (52) will become the 69th Bishop of Ely. He
will be officially installed and take up office early next year on
a date yet to be decided. He succeeds Bishop Anthony Russell,
who retired in February 2010.
"I am thrilled at the prospect of serving as Bishop of Ely,"
said Bishop Stephen. "It is a joyful prospect to serve among
all God's people in the region, to discover together what God is
doing and to join in."
"I am delighted Bishop Stephen is to be our new diocesan," said
Bishop David Thomson. "We were both Archdeacons in the
Northern Province a few years ago and it will be very good to be
able to work more closely with him now in the Diocese of Ely."
Bishop Stephen continues his visit today touring the
Diocese. He is meeting parishioners at Hampton Vale who are
planning to build a new church, a local farmer in Ramsey, staff at
a Church School and a hi-tech business in Cambridge, and also
members of the University of Cambridge. At the end of his
tour he is attending Evensong at the Cathedral.
More details here.