Geoffrey Rowell

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The Rt Revd
Geoffrey Rowell
PhD DD MA[1]
Bishop in Europe
Bishop Geoffrey Rowell (Vienna, Austria in 2009)
Rowell in Vienna, Austria in 2009
DioceseDiocese in Europe[2]
Installed1 November 2001
PredecessorJohn Hind
Other postsBishop of Basingstoke
1994–2001
Orders
Ordinationc. 1968
Consecration18 October 2001
Personal details
Born(1943-02-13) 13 February 1943 (age 71)
DenominationAnglican
ResidenceChurch Road, Worth
Alma materCorpus Christi College, Cambridge
 
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The Rt Revd
Geoffrey Rowell
PhD DD MA[1]
Bishop in Europe
Bishop Geoffrey Rowell (Vienna, Austria in 2009)
Rowell in Vienna, Austria in 2009
DioceseDiocese in Europe[2]
Installed1 November 2001
PredecessorJohn Hind
Other postsBishop of Basingstoke
1994–2001
Orders
Ordinationc. 1968
Consecration18 October 2001
Personal details
Born(1943-02-13) 13 February 1943 (age 71)
DenominationAnglican
ResidenceChurch Road, Worth
Alma materCorpus Christi College, Cambridge

Douglas Geoffrey Rowell (born 13 February 1943) is an Anglican bishop, currently serving as the third Bishop in Europe. His retirement has been announced for 8 November 2013.[3]

Education[edit]

Rowell was educated at Winchester College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Career[edit]

Since 1999, Rowell has been an episcopal patron of Project Canterbury, a major online archive of Anglican texts.

Rowell was commissioned as Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe (very often simply called "Bishop in Europe") on 18 October 2001 at St Margaret's, Westminster and enthroned in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar, 1 November 2001.

At the November 2012 meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England, Rowell was one of the three members of the House of Bishops who voted against the ordination of women as bishops.[4]

His residence, Bishop's Lodge, is at Church Road, Worth, West Sussex – very close to Gatwick Airport, affording the bishop easy access to the continent. He will be retiring as Bishop in November 2013.

Controversy[edit]

In January 2007, Rowell courted controversy by suspending the chaplain of Istanbul, Ian Sherwood, and the entire chaplaincy council, including Victoria Short, widow of Roger Short, the British Consul General killed in the 2003 bomb attack.[5] The controversy deepened in January 2008, when Rowell went ahead and ordained the Turkish deacon at the centre of the row.[6]

Writings[edit]

Rowell has authored or co-authored the following:

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