HG Bishop Antony

HG Bishop Antony

His Grace Bishop Antony entered the monastic life in 1981 at the Anba Bishoy Monastery where he was ordained as a monk and priest by the name of Father Akxious El Anba Bishoy.

Then he started his mission in Switzerland and later the Republic of Ireland and the British Isles. In 1995 His Holiness Pope Shenouda III ordained Father Axious as a Bishop by the name of Bishop Antony to be the first Bishop of the Coptic Diocese of Ireland, Scotland, North East England and its affiliated regions.

Bishop Antony’s key dates:

Event Date
Ordained as a Monk (Fr. Axious Anba Bishoy) 29/03/1981
Ordained as a Priest 09/09/1984
Ordained as a Proto Priest 23/12/1989
Ordained as a Bishop (Bishop Antony) 11/06/1995


St. Augustine Gomshall is under the care of His Grace Bishop Antony, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Ireland, Scotland, North East England and its Affiliated Regions. The Diocese was established in 1995.


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