The Rt Rev John Armes was consecrated as 26th Bishop of Edinburgh on 12 May 2012. Prior to this, he was rector of St John the Evangelist Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh and Dean of the Diocese of Edinburgh.
Bishop, Diocese of Edinburgh, since 2012; formerly Dean, Diocese of Edinburgh, 2010-12; Rector , St John the Evangelist Church, Edinburgh, 1998-2012; b. 1955; m. Clare; 4 c.
Educ. Cambridge University; University of Manchester; Salisbury-Wells Theological College.
Deaconed 1979. Priested 1980. Formerly Area Dean, Rossendale in the Manchester Diocese; priest-in-charge, Goodshaw and Crawshawbooth, 1994-98; Anglican Chaplain to University of Manchester; Team Vicar and then Team Rector, Parish of Whitworth (University Parish), Convenor of Chaplaincy Ecumenical team, 1986-94; Chaplain, Agriculture and Rural Life in Cumbria (two-thirds time) and Team Vicar in Greystoke team ministry, looking after Watermillock parish, 1982-86. Curate, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness; Chaplain, Barrow sixth form College, 1979-82.
Recreations; theatre; cinema; walking; reading novels; watching sport; travel and humour.