Diocese of Chichester


The Bishop of Horsham has responsibility for most of West Sussex and for some parishes in East Sussex to the north of Brighton and east of East Grinstead, together with one parish in Kent.


Ruth Bushyager grew up in Essex and read Geography and Politics at the University of Bristol, where she then served as a student minister at Christ Church Clifton. She worked as an International Policy Advisor in the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, before reading Theology at Oxford and training for ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall. Ruth served curacies in Southwell & Nottingham and Oxford dioceses, was a boarding school Chaplain in Oxford, and then became Area Missioner in the Diocese of London in 2010.

She moved to Dorking to become the Vicar of St Paul's church in 2014, and became Area Dean of Dorking in 2019. She was consecrated bishop at Lambeth Palace on 15th July 2020.

Ruth lives in Horsham with her husband Ron, a psychotherapist, and their two young daughters. She enjoys running with parkrun and long walks in the countryside, always accompanied by her dog Maisie. You can follow her on twitter @BishopRuthB.


Please direct any enquiries to:

The Rt Revd Ruth Bushyager
Bishop’s House
21 Guildford Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1LU

Email: Bishop.Horsham@chichester.anglican.org

Bishop of Horsham’s PA:

Amanda Belcher 

Email: Amanda.belcher@chichester.anglican.org