Bishop of Ripon

The Rt Revd Anna Eltringham is the Bishop of Ripon, having been consecrated in 2023.

Anna grew up in the West Country and studied Business and Anthropology at the University of Durham, which sparked a love of the Northern countryside.

Before entering ministry, Anna worked in strategic marketing, including a role in Croydon Council where she launched a successful programme that helped local businesses cut their impact on the environment.

Whilst increasingly involved in church, community and justice work, she discerned God's call to ordained ministry, following in the footsteps of her father and previous generations in her family.

Anna was ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Southwark in 2008 and served her title at Holy Innocents in South Norwood.  She then joined the Oxted Team Ministry (four churches in Surrey) where since 2019 she has been Team Rector.  Since 2017 she has also been the Dean of Women's Ministry, advocating for, and developing the ministry of lay and ordained women in the diocese and advising senior staff on such matters. Anna has also served as an Honorary Chaplain to the Monarch since 2020.

Saxophone-playing Anna is married to Nigel and they have two daughters. They enjoy family trips out in her VW T25 campervan and visiting museums, galleries, arts events and the seaside.  She also likes creative writing, walks in the country, trying to up-cycle furniture and chatting over a glass of something chilled.

For matters relating to the Ripon Episcopal Area please contact Bishop Nick Baines ( or Judith Richardson, PA to the Bishop of Ripon (

Ripon Episcopal Area Office

The Bishop's Office, Redwood, New Road, Sharow, Ripon HG4 5BS.

Office phone number is 01765 601094.

Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 9.00 am - 2.00 pm. Office Closed on Friday.




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