The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Edward Francis Condry, BA, BLitt, DPhil, MBA, Canon Residentiary of Canterbury Cathedral, in the Diocese of Canterbury and Treasurer and Director of Education in Canterbury Cathedral to the Suffragan See of Ramsbury, in the Diocese of Salisbury, in succession to the Right Reverend Stephen David Conway, MA, on his translation to the See of Ely on the 6 December 2010.
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Canon Condry (aged 59), studied first at the University of East Anglia and then at Exeter College, Oxford and then trained for the ordained ministry at Lincoln Theological College. He also holds an MBA from the Open University. He served his first curacy at Weston Favell in Peterborough Diocese from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 1993 he was a Vicar in Bloxham with Milcombe and South Newington in Oxford Diocese. From 1993 to 2002 he was Team Rector at Rugby in Coventry Diocese. From 2002 to 2006 he was Director of Post Ordinand Training in Canterbury Cathedral. Since 2002 he has been Canon Residentiary at Canterbury Cathedral, and from 2006 he has been Treasurer and Director of Education in Canterbury Cathedral.
Edward Condry is married to Sarah who currently teaches at King’s School, Canterbury. The couple have four children, Hannah, Felix, Jerome and Frances. The Bishop-designate said today “Sarah and I are looking forward to moving to the Salisbury Diocese, to meeting many people, welcoming them to our home, and encouraging all the good church and community efforts which are going on”.
The Bishop is keen on sport after years of playing rugby and running marathons (10 completed), he now concentrates on cycling and rowing. In 2006 he completed in the British Indoor Rowing Championships and was in Team GB in Boston for the world Championships in 2006. He enjoys adventures! He is celebrating the Olympics by cycling the 1500 miles from Olympia to the Olympic Stadium over two weeks in July with some friends (and his two sons) through Greece, Italy over the Gotthard Pass and through eastern France in aid of the local Air Ambulance.
At Canterbury Cathedral he has been responsible for teaching the courses for Anglican bishops and priests. He has welcomed over 200 of the 800 or so Anglican bishops to these programmes, including 18 Bishops from the Sudan, Salisbury’s link diocese. He has a particular interest in pilgrimage.