Julie Conalty

Last updated


Julie Conalty
Bishop of Birkenhead
Diocese Diocese of Chester
In office2021 to present
Predecessor Keith Sinclair
Other post(s) Archdeacon of Tonbridge (2017–2021)
Orders
Ordination1999 (deacon)
2000 (priest)
Consecration19 July 2021
Personal details
Born1963 (age 5859)
NationalityBritish
Denomination Anglicanism
SpouseSimon
Children2

Julie Anne Conalty (born 1963) is a British Anglican bishop. Since 19 July 2021, she has been the Bishop of Birkenhead, one of two suffragan bishops of the Church of England Diocese of Chester. [1] She previously served as Archdeacon of Tonbridge in the Diocese of Rochester since 2017. [2] [3]

Contents

Conalty trained for the ministry at the South East Institute for Theological Education; she was ordained deacon in 1999, and priest in 2000. She was at East Wickham from 1999 to 2004; and Charlton to 2010. [4] After a curacy at Plumstead Common she was Vicar of Erith from 2012 until her appointment as Archdeacon. [3]

Early life and education

Conalty was born in 1963. [5] She was educated at Ormskirk Grammar School in Ormskirk, Lancashire: it was a grammar school which became a comprehensive school while she was there. [6] She took a Biblical Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. [2] [7] [8] Although she felt called to ordained ministry as a teenager, women could not become priests in the Church of England at that time. [3]

After leaving university, Conalty first worked with the homeless as a night shelter manager between 1985 and 1986. [2] [6] She then moved into law enforcement, first as a community support officer (1986 to 1988), and then as a probation officer (1990 to 1999). [6] In between, she trained as a social worker. [9] In the 1990s, she finally trained for ordination on a part-time basis with the South East Institute of Theological Education. [3] [7]

Ordained ministry

Conalty was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1999 and as a priest in 2000. [5] She began her ecclesiastical career as a non-stipendiary minister (ie, part-time and unpaid) in the Diocese of Southwark, while continuing to work in probation and youth services. [2] She first served at St Michael the Archangel, East Wickham from 1999 to 2004, and then at St Luke with Holy Trinity, Charlton from 2004 to 2010. [10]

In 2010, Conalty left her secular career and moved into full-time ministry, [3] [11] becoming associate priest of the Plumstead Common United Benefice. [6] In 2012, she moved to the Diocese of Rochester where she had been appointed Vicar of Christ Church, Erith. [7] She was additionally Bishop's Advisor for the Ministry of Ordained Women (2013 to 2017) and Area Dean of Erith (2014 to 2017). [2] [10] In 2016, she was made an Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral. [9] On 24 September 2017, she was collated as Archdeacon of Tonbridge. [2] She was also the Bishop of Rochester's Lead for Safeguarding. [9]

Conalty has been a member of the General Synod of the Church of England since November 2013. [6] [9]

Episcopal ministry

On 27 May 2021, it was announced that Conalty would be the next Bishop of Birkenhead, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester. [7] [8] She legally took up the post on 19 July 2021, the day of her consecration as a bishop by Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, at York Minster; she was consecrated alongside the other suffragan of the diocese, Sam Corley, Bishop of Stockport. [1]

Personal life

Conalty is married to Simon, and they have two sons. [9] The Conalty family support South London club Charlton Athletic [12] .

Related Research Articles

Anglican Diocese of Southwark Diocese of the Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark is one of the 42 dioceses of the Church of England, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The diocese forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England. It was created on 1 May 1905 from part of the ancient Diocese of Rochester that was served by a suffragan bishop of Southwark (1891–1905). Before 1877 the area was part of the Diocese of Winchester.

Diocese of Rochester Diocese of the Church of England

The Diocese of Rochester is a Church of England diocese in the English county of Kent and the Province of Canterbury. The cathedral church of the diocese is Rochester Cathedral in the former city of Rochester. The bishop's Latin episcopal signature is: " (firstname) Roffen", Roffensis being the genitive case of the Latin name of the see.

The Bishop of Sherborne is an episcopal title which takes its name from the market town of Sherborne in Dorset, England. The see of Sherborne was established in around 705 by St Aldhelm, the Abbot of Malmesbury. This see was the mother diocese of the greater part of southwestern England in Saxon times, but after the Norman Conquest was incorporated into the new Diocese of Salisbury. The title Bishop of Sherborne is now used by the Church of England for a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Salisbury.

A provincial episcopal visitor (PEV), popularly known as a flying bishop, is a Church of England bishop assigned to minister to many of the clergy, laity and parishes who on grounds of theological conviction, "are unable to receive the ministry of women bishops or priests". The system by which such bishops oversee certain churches is referred to as alternative episcopal oversight (AEO).

Diocese of Chester Diocese of the Church of England

The Diocese of Chester is a Church of England diocese in the Province of York covering the pre-1974 county of Cheshire and therefore including the Wirral and parts of Stockport, Trafford and Tameside.

Eric Arthur John Mercer was an Anglican bishop in the Church of England. He was the first Bishop of Birkenhead from 1965 to 1973 and, from then until his retirement, the Bishop of Exeter.

Keith Sinclair (bishop) British Anglican retired bishop (born 1952)

Gordon Keith Sinclair is a British Anglican retired bishop. From 2007 until 2021, he served as the Bishop of Birkenhead, one of two suffragan bishops in the Church of England Diocese of Chester.

Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion Women becoming Anglican clergy

The ordination of women in the Anglican Communion has been increasingly common in certain provinces since the 1970s. Several provinces, however, and certain dioceses within otherwise ordaining provinces, continue to ordain only men. Disputes over the ordination of women have contributed to the establishment and growth of progressive tendencies, such as the Anglican realignment and Continuing Anglican movements.

Karen Marisa Gorham, is a British Church of England bishop. Since February 2016, she has been the Bishop of Sherborne, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Salisbury; and she has also been Acting Bishop of Salisbury since 2021. From 2007 to 2016, she was the Archdeacon of Buckingham in the Diocese of Oxford.

Ruth Elizabeth Worsley, is a Church of England bishop. Since September 2015, she has been the Bishop of Taunton, a suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Bath and Wells. From 2013 to 2015, she was Archdeacon of Wiltshire.

Simon David Burton-Jones is a British Anglican bishop. He has been the Bishop of Tonbridge, the suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, since his consecration on 3 July 2018; he was previously the Archdeacon of Rochester.

The Archdeacon of Tonbridge is a senior ecclesiastical officer in charge of the Archdeaconry of Tonbridge in the Church of England Diocese of Rochester. The archdeaconry was created from Rochester archdeaconry by Order in Council on 4 April 1906.

Paul Ferguson (bishop)

Paul John Ferguson, FRCO is a Church of England bishop. Since 2014, he has been the Bishop of Whitby.

Libby Lane Church of England bishop

Elizabeth Jane Holden Lane is a British Anglican bishop and Lord Spiritual. Since February 2019, she has served as Bishop of Derby in the Church of England, the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Derby. From January 2015 to 2019, she was the Bishop of Stockport, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester. She was the first woman to be appointed as a bishop by the Church of England, after its general synod voted in July 2014 to allow women to become bishops. Her consecration took place on 26 January 2015 at York Minster.

Roderick Charles Howell Thomas is a Church of England bishop. Since September 2015, he has been the Bishop of Maidstone, a provincial episcopal visitor for conservative evangelical members and parishes of the church.

Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" Searle is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2018, she has served as the Bishop of Crediton, a suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Exeter. She had previously been the Archdeacon of Gloucester between 2012 and 2018.

Beverley Anne Mason is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2018, she has served as the Bishop of Warrington, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Liverpool. She was the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven in the Diocese of Leeds from 2016 to 2018.

Jillian Louise Calland Duff is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2018, she has been the Bishop of Lancaster, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Blackburn. Previously, she had been Director of St Mellitus College, North West, an Anglican theological college, from 2013 to 2018. Before ordination, she studied chemistry at university and worked in the oil industry. After ordination in the Church of England, she served in the Diocese of Liverpool in parish ministry, chaplaincy, and church planting.

Samuel Jon Clint Corley is a British Anglican bishop. Since 2021, he has been the Bishop of Stockport, one of two suffragan bishops in the Church of England Diocese of Chester. He previously served as Rector of Leeds Minster from 2015 to 2021.

References

  1. 1 2 "Diocese of Chester | Julie and Sam to be consecrated at York Minster".
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Meet a New Archdeacon of Tonbridge". Diocese of Rochester. September 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Archdeacon of Tonbridge". Diocese of Rochester. Archived from the original on 29 May 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  4. "Julie Anne Conalty" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. 1 2 "Julie Anne Conalty" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 "The Ven Julie Anne CONALTY". The Church of England Year Book. Church House Publishing. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  7. 1 2 3 4 "Appointment of Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead: 27 May 2021". GOV.UK. Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  8. 1 2 "The next Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport". Diocese of Chester. Church of England. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  9. 1 2 3 4 5 "New Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport announced". The Archbishop of York. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  10. 1 2 "Conalty, Ven. Julie Anne, (born 1963), Archdeacon of Tonbridge, since 2017". Who's Who 2020. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2019.
  11. "The Revd. Julie Conalty" (PDF). 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  12. "Bishops". Diocese of Chester.
Church of England titles
Preceded by Archdeacon of Tonbridge
2017 2021
TBA
Preceded by Bishop of Birkenhead
2021 present
Incumbent