Bishop of Sherwood

Following the retirement of Bishop Tony Porter, the Revd Dr Andrew Emerton, Dean of St Mellitus College, will become the next Bishop of Sherwood.

As Suffragan Bishop, Andy will work closely with Bishop Paul in overseeing the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.

“It is a huge privilege to be called to serve as a bishop in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham,” said Andy. “It will be a delight to work with Bishop Paul and the clergy and lay leaders of the diocese to contribute to the vision for Growing Disciples and to help build confidence in the gospel of Jesus Christ across a diverse range of churches and local communities. I am excited and hopeful about this next stage of ministry.”

 Andy grew up in the North West near Chester and was educated at York University, and Queen’s College, Oxford and has a background in scientific consultancy and youth ministry prior to training for ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He served his title curacy at Holy Trinity Brompton in the Diocese of London and was ordained Priest in 2006.

Alongside his role at St Mellitus College, Andy exercises his priestly ministry within his local church congregation as part of the leadership at St Jude’s Courtfield Gardens, one of the HTB family of congregations which has grown from an initial core group of 40 at the launch in 2012 to approximately 250 currently. He is married to Liz, who is Assistant-Head with responsibility for safeguarding at Kensington Park School London, and they have three school age children.

It is hoped that Andy will be consecrated as bishop by the Archbishop of York on Ascension Day 21st May 2020 at 11am in York Minster.