Gregory Venables Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America

The Most Revd Gregory James Venables is the Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America & Bishop of Argentina.

Venables is much in demand as a Bible teacher and is a leading theological conservative in global Anglicanism. He and his wife Sylvia have been missionaries in South America for almost 40 years, with one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren.

Born and raised in England, Venables was a computer systems officer and a school teacher before beginning his ordained ministry in 1984 and serving with the Anglican Church in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. He was headmaster of St Andrew’s College, Asuncion, from 1978 until 1989 and was ordained to the episcopate in 1993 when he became the Auxiliary Bishop of Peru and Bolivia.

Venables served as the Primate of the Southern Cone in South America from 2001 until 2010 and the diocesan bishop of Southern Argentina since 2002.  He was installed as primate and obispo presidente of the Anglican Church of South America on after his re-election at the provincial synod on 8 Nov 2016 in Santiago, Chile.