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
SuccessorRob Innes
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
SuccessorRob Innes
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 a retired Anglican bishop, having served as the third Bishop in Europe until his retirement on 8 November 2013.[3] Rowell is currently an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chichester.

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]

Controversy[edit]

In January 2007, Rowell suspended 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]

Writings[edit]

Rowell has authored or co-authored the following:

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