The Bishop

A Brief History

Born in Manchester, Rob Munro came to faith as an 18 year old, through the ministry of the Church he later went on to serve as Rector, St Mary’s Cheadle. After a degree in Maths at Bristol University, he moved to London for two years to study at All Souls College of Applied Theology, while working part-time as a teaching assistant at All Souls school.

He went on to train as a teacher at Manchester University before working as a Maths and PE teacher in Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester.

He later trained for the ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London and was ordained priest in 1994, serving his title at St John the Baptist, Hartford, in the Diocese of Chester. In 1997, he was appointed Rector of St Wilfrid, Davenham, and in 2003, he followed a calling to his post as Rector of St Mary’s Cheadle with St Cuthbert’s, where he served as Rector for nearly 20 years. During his time there he completed his doctorate from Reformed Theological Seminary, USA.

He has served on the Church of England’s General Synod and is a member of the Dioceses’ Commission.

He is married to Sarah. They have three adult children and a dog. He enjoys playing music , reading, playing computer games with the family and more recently wood-carving.