Introducing Bishop Andy

Bishop Andy was ordained by the Archbishop of York to become the fifth Bishop of Sherwood in a Service of Consecration at York Minster on 21st September, 2020.

Andy 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 at Holy Trinity Brompton in the Diocese of London and was ordained Priest in 2006.

Prior to his appointment as Bishop of Sherwood, Andy was part of the leadership of St. Mellitus College, serving as Dean since 2015.   Andy brings to the Diocese considerable experience from 12 years’ supporting the nurture and development of hundreds of future clergy and other leaders whose early years of training is undertaken in the context of a local church.

Andy is married to Liz, who is currently part of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for safeguarding at a school in London. They have three children: two sons aged 14 and 12, and a daughter aged 10.

Andy succeeded the Right Reverend Anthony Porter BA MA who retired on 22nd March 2020.

Bishop Andy says:

“I am really excited about my role as the Bishop of Sherwood and the opportunity this provides to serve all people across Nottinghamshire.  I am hugely encouraged by the Diocese’s priorities for growing disciples of Jesus Christ, wider, younger and deeper and I’m looking forward to engaging with that in many new and innovative ways.”