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The Rt Revd Stephen Conway

Bishop Stephen was installed as Bishop of Ely in 2011. He serves on the Archbishops' Council and is the Chair of the National Society of the Church of England, which provides support to Church Schools. He was ordained priest in 1987 and spent the whole of his parochial ministry in the Diocese of Durham.


He was the first member of his family to attend university and went to Oxford where he read Modern History.  He was selected for training for the ministry while he was still an undergraduate, but first trained as a teacher and taught History and English at an Anglican public school, Glenalmond College in Scotland.  He trained for the priesthood at Westcott House.


While serving in the North East, he was appointed as Diocesan Director of Ordinands and later as the Bishop of Durham’s Senior Chaplain and Diocesan Communications Officer. In 2002 he became Archdeacon of Durham and Canon Treasurer of the Cathedral. He served in the Diocese of Salisbury as Bishop of Ramsbury following his consecration in June 2006.


He is a keen walker.  He likes watching rugby and cricket, enjoys the cinema and is interested in the connection between faith and film.  He reads theology, history and biography at anytime, and thrillers at the end of the day.  He likes to travel and enjoys travel literature.


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