Mark Bonney

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Mark Bonney
Dean of Ely
Diocese Diocese of Ely
In office2012–present
Other posts Canon Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral (2004–2012)
Orders
Ordination1985 (deacon)
1986 (priest)
Personal details
Birth nameMark Philip John Bonney
Born1957 (age 6162)
Denomination Anglicanism
SpouseKate
ChildrenTwo daughters
Alma mater St Catharine's College, Cambridge
St Stephen's House, Oxford

Mark Philip John Bonney (born 2 March 1957) [1] is an Anglican priest. Since 2012, he has served as the Dean of Ely.

Priest person authorized to lead the sacred rituals of a religion (for a minister use Q1423891)

A priest or priestess is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities. Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which also may apply to such persons collectively.

Dean of Ely

The position of Dean of Ely Cathedral, in East Anglia, England, in the Diocese of Ely was created in 1541 after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The first Dean of Ely had been the last Benedictine prior of Ely.

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Early life

He was born in 1957. [2] He was educated at a school in Cambridge. [3] Having been awarded a scholarship as a choral exhibitioner, [4] he studied music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. [5] He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1978; his BA was promoted to a Master of Arts (MA Cantab) degree in 1982. [2] He gained a Blue in both Tennis and Golf while studying for this degree. [3]

Cambridge City and non-metropolitan district in England

Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London. At the United Kingdom Census 2011, its population was 123,867 including 24,506 students. Cambridge became an important trading centre during the Roman and Viking ages, and there is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area as early as the Bronze Age. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although modern city status was not officially conferred until 1951.

St Catharines College, Cambridge college of the University of Cambridge

St Catharine's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1473 as Katharine Hall, it adopted its current name in 1860. The college is nicknamed "Catz". The college is located in the historic city-centre of Cambridge, and lies just south of King's College and across the street from Corpus Christi College. The college is notable for its open court that faces towards Trumpington Street.

University of Cambridge university in Cambridge, United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two 'ancient universities' share many common features and are often referred to jointly as 'Oxbridge'. The academic standards, history, influence and wealth of the University of Cambridge has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Having completed his music degree, he taught the subject for three years. [4] He left teaching to train for the priesthood and entered St Stephen's House, Oxford. Having studied theology, he graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA degree in 1984; this degree was promoted to an MA Oxon in 1989. He then undertook a further year of ministerial training at St Stephen's House. [2]

St Stephens House, Oxford Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford, England

St Stephen’s House, Oxford, is an Anglican theological college and one of six religious Permanent Private Halls of the University of Oxford, England. In its mission statement the college says that it offers "formation, education, and training for a variety of qualifications and ministries rooted in the catholic tradition, helping the church give faithful witness to Christ in contemporary society" as well as an exceptional education in a "context encouraging disciplined study, academic research and personal reflection centered in prayer and worship".

University of Oxford university in Oxford, United Kingdom

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Ordained ministry

Bonney was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1985 and as a priest in 1986. [2] From 1985 to 1988, he served his curacy at St Peter's Church, Stockton-on-Tees. [6] He then joined St Alban's Abbey, where he was the chaplain from 1988 to 1990 and served as precentor from 1990 to 1992. [2] He was vicar of the Church of St Mary, Eaton Bray (the parish of Eaton Bray with Edlesborough) from 1992 to 1996. [5] Next, from 1996 to 2004, he was the rector of the Church of St Peter, Great Berkhamsted (parish of Great Berkhamsted). [2] In addition, from 2002 to 2004, he served as Rural Dean of Berkhamsted. [3]

Church of England Anglican state church of England

The Church of England is the established church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor. The Church of England is also the mother church of the international Anglican Communion. It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury.

St Peters Church, Stockton-on-Tees Church in County Durham, England

St Peter's Church is a Church of England parish church in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham. The church is a grade II* listed building.

Chaplain Provider of pastoral care, often a minister of a religious tradition, attached to an institution

A chaplain is, traditionally, a cleric, or a lay representative of a religious tradition, attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, school, labor union, business, police department, fire department, university, or private chapel.

In 2004, he left the Diocese of St Albans after 16 years of service, to join the staff of Salisbury Cathedral. [4] Between 2004 and 2012, he was a Canon Residentiary and Treasurer of the cathedral. [5] In April 2012, it was announced that he would be the next Dean of Ely. On 22 September, he was installed as Dean at a service in Ely Cathedral. [3]

Diocese of St Albans

The Diocese of St Albans forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England and is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Salisbury Cathedral Church in Wiltshire, England

Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England. The cathedral is regarded as one of the leading examples of Early English architecture: its main body was completed in 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

Canon (priest) Ecclesiastical position

A canon is a member of certain bodies subject to an ecclesiastical rule.

Personal life

Bonney is married to Kate, a primary school teacher. Together they have two children, daughters Hannah and Eleanor. [5]

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References

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  3. 1 2 3 4 "Canon Mark Bonney to be Dean of Ely". News & Events. Diocese of Ely. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. 1 2 3 "Mark Bonney". About Us. Association of English Cathedrals. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. 1 2 3 4 "Dean of Ely". Press release. Prime Minister's Office. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  6. "Past Clergy". History. St Peter's Church, Stockton. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Chandler
Dean of Ely
2012–present
Incumbent