Bishop of Exeter & Senior Staff

The Bishop of Exeter

The Right Revd Robert Atwell was installed as the 71st Bishop of Exeter Cathedral on 5 July 2014.

Bishop Robert was previously Bishop of Stockport, in the diocese of Chester. He was born and brought up in Ilford, Essex. He read theology at St John’s College, Durham, and trained for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge. During training he was sent to study at the Venerable English College and Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Attending lectures with seminarians from around the world and exploring the Eternal City was an education in itself.

After a curacy in north London he was appointed Chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge where he taught patristics. From there he took the unusual step of becoming a Benedictine monk at Burford Priory in the Cotswolds. His ten years in monastic life gave him an abiding love of contemplative prayer. These days he maintains his Benedictine vocation as an oblate of the Abbey of Le Bec in Normandy where he makes an annual retreat.

He was Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, in the Diocese of London for nine years before being consecrated Bishop of Stockport in 2008.

He is the complier of two volumes of daily readings for the liturgical year, Celebrating the Saints and Celebrating the Seasons, together with three anthologies of devotional readings: Gift, Love, and Remember. He is the author of The Contented Life: spirituality and the gift of years,the Good Worship Guide: leading worship well, and joint author of the new Church of England discipleship course, Pilgrim. He is currently writing another book on funeral ministry, to be published this autumn.

Bishop Robert has been asked to chair the Church of England’s liturgical commission, a position he will take up in January 2015.

Bishop Robert is supported by a Senior Staff Team

Nick McKinnel: The Suffragan Bishop of Crediton

The Rt Revd Nick McKinnel, 32 The Avenue,Tiverton EX16 4HW
01884 250002 Email the Bishop of Crediton

The Suffragan Bishop of Plymouth

There is currently a vacancy for the Bishop of Plymouth.

St Mark’s Church, 1 Sanctuary Close, PLYMOUTH PL2 1EN
01752 500059

Mike Edson: Acting Archdeacon of Barnstaple

The Venerable Mike Edson
Stage Cross, Sanders Lane, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple EX32 0BE
01271 375475 Email the Archdeacon of Barnstaple

Christopher Futcher: The Archdeacon of Exeter

The Venerable Christopher Futcher
Emmanuel House, Station Road, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RS
01392 425577 Email the Archdeacon of Exeter 

Clive Cohen: Acting Archdeacon of Totnes

The Venerable Clive Cohen
Blue Hills, Bradley Road, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13 9EU
01626 832064 Email the Archdeacon of Totnes

Ian Chandler: The Archdeacon of Plymouth

The Venerable Ian Chandler
St Mark’s Church, 1 Sanctuary Close, Plymouth PL2 1EN
01752 202401 Email the Archdeacon of Plymouth

Jonathan Draper: The Dean of Exeter Cathedral

The Very Revd Jonathan Draper
Cathedral Offices, The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
01392 273509 Email the Dean

 Becky Totterdell: Diocesan Director of Ordinands

The Revd Becky Totterdell
The Bishop’s Office, The Gatehouse, EXETER, EX1 1HY
01392 477702 Email the Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Adrian Hough: Episcopal Vicar & Chaplain

The Revd Dr Adrian Hough
The Bishop’s Office, The Gatehouse, EXETER, EX1 1HY
01392 272362 Email the Bishop’s Chaplain

Mark Beedell: Diocesan Secretary

Mr Mark Beedell
The Old Deanery, The Cloisters, EXETER, EX1 1HS
01392 272686 Email the Diocesan Secretary

Martin Follett: Diocesan Registrar

Mr Martin Follett
Exeter Diocesan Registry, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, EXETER, EX2 5WR
01392 687421 Email the Diocesan Registrar

Catherine Allen: Diocesan Director of Human Resources

Miss Catherine Allen
The Old Deanery, The Cloisters, EXETER, EX1 1HS
01392 272686 Email the Director of Human Resources

Jane Wilson: Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry

The Revd Canon Jane Wilson
17 Ashleigh Park, Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9LF
01398 332135 Email the Adviser for Women’s Ministry

 

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