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Consecration of Bishop of Huntingdon

3rd July 2008

Rt Revd Dr David Thomson (on right)
Owen Spencer-Thomas

Dr David Thomson has been consecrated today (Thursday, 3 July) as the new Bishop of Huntingdon at Southwark Cathedral. He succeeds the Rt Revd Dr John Inge who became Bishop of Worcester in March this year.

The Rt Revd Dr Thomson moves to the Diocese of Ely from Carlisle where he has been Archdeacon and Cathedral Canon since 2002. He is married to Jean and they have four children.
As Bishop of Huntingdon, Dr Thomson will be Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese – full-time assistant to the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Dr Anthony Russell, who has the oversight and pastoral care of some 350 parishes in the Diocese.

"It is splendid that David is joining us as a member of our team in the Diocese of Ely, said Dr Russell. “He has experience of urban and rural areas, has served in the cathedral ministry and has been an archdeacon for six years. David has made a distinguished academic contribution, and produced a number of well-received books on spirituality of an accessible and practical nature. It will be very good to welcome him and his wife, Jean, to Ely."

Following his consecration, Dr Thomson will move to his new home in Ely in August and take up his duties at the beginning of September. He will be installed in Ely Cathedral on Friday 17 October at 11.15 am.

For details and more information:

Canon Owen Spencer-Thomas, MBE
Bishops’ Press Officer
52 Windsor Road

Phone: 01223 358448
Mobile: 07801 492151

email: owenst@btinternet.com

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