Press release

Suffragan Bishop of Selby: John Bromilow Thomson

The Queen has approved the nomination of Reverend Canon John Bromilow Thomson to the Suffragan See of Selby.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon John Bromilow Thomson, MA, PhD, Director of Ministry in Sheffield Diocese, to the Suffragan See of Selby, in the Diocese of York, in succession to the Right Reverend Martin William Wallace, BD, AKC, on his resignation on 30 November 2013.

Reverend Canon John Bromilow Thomson

Canon Thomson (aged 54), studied at York University and then trained for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He served his curacy at Ecclesall, in the Diocese of Sheffield from 1985 to 1989. From 1989 to 1992 he went to South Africa to be a Tutor at Saint Paul’s College, Grahamstown and from 1990 to 1992 was also an Assistant Priest at St Bartholomew, Grahamstown and from 1991 to 1992 an Assistant Lecturer at Rhodes University. From 1993 to 2001 he was Vicar of St Mary Doncaster, in the Diocese of Sheffield and did his PhD at Nottingham University. Since 2001 he has been Director of Ministry in the Diocese of Sheffield and an Honorary Canon of Sheffield Cathedral.

John Thomson was brought up in Uganda, is married to Susan and they have 2 adult children. His interests include cycling, choral singing, cooking and gardening. His published work explores the calling of the Church today in conversation with the Theological Ethicist, Stanley Hauerwas.

Published 2 May 2014