The Rt Revd David Hamid is Suffragan Bishop in Europe

Bishop David was born in Scotland, to Scottish and Burmese parents, and educated in Canada. He was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada and served in Niagara Diocese. Following this he was mission co-ordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Anglican Church of Canada and then the Director of Ecumenical Affairs and Studies of the Anglican Communion. In October 2002, he was consecrated as Suffragan Bishop in Europe and works from his office in that great European city called London. He is also co-chairman of IARCCUM, the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission, seeking to further strengthen relations between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church.

David has been married since 1978 to his wife, Dr Colleen Hamid, who is a medical researcher, and they have two children. Outside his work for the Diocese in Europe, David has a particular interest in languages, films, and gadgets.