Posted Monday 14 May 2012
About 800 people witnessed the consecration and installation of John Armes as the Bishop of Edinburgh in a special service in St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh on Saturday 12 May. The service of consecration and installation was led by the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church who said: “John Armes has had a distinctive ministry as Rector of St John’s Church, Princes Street and has placed the ministry of the Scottish Episcopal Church at the heart of the City of Edinburgh. He now has the opportunity of exercising a wider leadership role in the Diocese of Edinburgh. I am delighted to welcome him to the College of Bishops.”
In preparing for his consecration, John Armes said “The last few weeks have been a whirl of activity and I’m enormously excited now to begin work as the new Bishop of Edinburgh. There are huge challenges facing our church, our nation and our world and I believe that the vision of God’s love in Christ can inspire us to meet these challenges.”
The Rt Rev Dr John Armes is the 26th Bishop of Edinburgh . He was elected Bishop of Edinburgh in February this year following the retirement of the Rt Rev Brian Smith in August 2011.