Anthony Russell

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The Rt Revd
Anthony Russell
BA DPhil
Bishop of Ely
DioceseDiocese of Ely
In office2000–28 February 2010
PredecessorRt Revd Stephen Sykes
SuccessorRt Revd Stephen Conway
Other postsArea Bishop of Dorchester
1988–2000
Chaplain to The Queen
1983–1988
Orders
Ordination1971
Consecration1988
Personal details
Born(1943-01-25) 25 January 1943 (age 71)
DenominationAnglican
ProfessionAuthor
Alma materSt Chad's College, Durham
 
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The Rt Revd
Anthony Russell
BA DPhil
Bishop of Ely
DioceseDiocese of Ely
In office2000–28 February 2010
PredecessorRt Revd Stephen Sykes
SuccessorRt Revd Stephen Conway
Other postsArea Bishop of Dorchester
1988–2000
Chaplain to The Queen
1983–1988
Orders
Ordination1971
Consecration1988
Personal details
Born(1943-01-25) 25 January 1943 (age 71)
DenominationAnglican
ProfessionAuthor
Alma materSt Chad's College, Durham

Anthony John Russell (born 25 January 1943) was the previous Bishop of Ely in the Church of England.

Russell was educated at Uppingham School, St Chad's College, Durham and Trinity College, Oxford, where he earned a DPhil degree. He studied for ordination at Ripon College (Cuddesdon).

Ecclesiastical career[edit]

Russell was a curate in the Hilborough group of parishes in the Diocese of Norwich from 1970 to 1973. From 1973 to 1976 he was priest-in-charge of Preston-on-Stour with Whitchurch and of Atherstone on Stour in the Diocese of Coventry. For the next 11 years he was the vicar of Preston-on-Stour and Whitchurch with Atherstone and also canon theologian of Coventry Cathedral. From 1973 to 1982 he was chaplain of the Arthur Rank Centre and its director from 1983 to 1988.

From 1983 to 1988 Russell served as a chaplain to The Queen.[1][2] He was nominated as area Bishop of Dorchester in 1987[3] and consecrated in 1988, before being nominated as the Bishop of Ely in 2000.[4] Russell initiated proceedings in the church courts against the Vicar of Trumpington, Tom Ambrose. He retired on 28 February 2010.[5]

Works and personal life[edit]

Russell has published a number of books, especially on the role of the church in the countryside. These include The Country Parson (1993), The Country Parish (1986) and The Clerical Profession (1980). He is a leading spokesman for the church on rural and farming matters.

Russell, as a keen horseman, upon appointment as area Bishop of Dorchester, changed his Oxfordshire episcopal residence in order to secure suitable stabling.

Other positions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 49507. p. 13491. 14 October 1983. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 51345. p. 6095. 24 May 1988. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 51131. p. 14461. 24 November 1987. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55844. p. 5127. 10 May 2000. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  5. ^ http://www.ely.anglican.org/news_events/bishop-retires.html

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