Press release

Canonry of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Oxford

Reverend Edmund James Newey to be appointed to a Residentiary Canonry of the Cathedral Church of Christ.

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The Queen has approved that the Reverend Edmund James Newey, MA (Oxon), MA (Cantab), PhD (Manchester), Vicar of Handsworth St Andrew in the diocese of Birmingham, be appointed to a Residentiary Canonry of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Oxford in succession to the Reverend Canon Edmund John Newell, BSc (Econ), DPhil, MA, FRHistS, FRSA on his resignation on 31 March 2013.

Notes for Editors

Dr Newey read Modern Languages at Lincoln College, Oxford and taught German and French at Bolton School (Boys’ Division) in Lancashire. He trained for the priesthood at Westcott House, reading Theology at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, then completing a doctorate at the University of Manchester. From 2000 to 2003 he was Assistant Curate of Birch with Fallowfield in Manchester diocese. From 2003 to 2007 he was Rector of St Mary’s, Newmarket with St Agnes’, Exning in Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich diocese. Since 2007 he has been Vicar of St Andrew’s, Handsworth in the diocese of Birmingham and Area Dean of Handsworth since 2011. At Christ Church Dr Newey will act as Sub-Dean. 

Dr Newey is married to Emma and they have two children, Eleanor and James. His research interests include seventeenth century Anglicanism, doctrine and systematic theology and his book, Children of God, was published in 2012.  He enjoys spending time with his family, hill-walking and running.

Published 28 January 2013