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Bishop Humphrey appointed Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon

posted 19 Nov 2014, 15:04 by Mark Broomhead

In 2007 Humphrey became Bishop of Repton and has developed a particular interest in ministry and ministerial development, both of ordinands and curates and of longer established clergy and readers. He serves as Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education and has taken a leading role in developing the diocese's response to new opportunities and challenges in the world of schools. In addition to his involvement in the 110 Church Primary Schools in the diocese, he has a particular ministry of engagement with Sixth Formers across Derbyshire on issues of faith and faithfulness.

Bishop Humphrey has a strong interest in the wider Anglican Communion. He has served in Anglican Churches in South Sudan and Zimbabwe, and has studied Anglican mission in Australia and the United States. He chairs the Ecumenical Partnership of Churches in Derbyshire with the Church of North India and has recently been developing personal links with the Church of Pakistan. He has led pilgrimages to the Holy Land and is passionate about the plight of Palestinian Christians.

Bishop Humphrey says:

"I am both honoured and humbled to be invited to be Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon at such a pivotal moment in the history of the College and the Church.

"This is a time of great opportunity for the Church of England as we are challenged to grow in faithfulness, service and witness to our nation and communities, in numbers and confidence, and above all in the life of prayer and worship.

"Ripon College Cuddesdon has grown and developed so that it is uniquely well placed by the grace of God to rise to this challenge and to serve this vision for the Church. I look forward to being part of this and to the exciting times that are to come."

Bishop Alastair said:

Bishop Humphrey's appointment is good news for the Church of England. His outstanding gifts will help us shape the next generation of leaders in our church. In the Diocese we will be very sad to lose his colleagueship, and the enormous contribution he makes in so many areas of our life. We wish him every blessing as he prepares to take up this exciting post.