Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New "Flying Bishop" announced . . . Bishop of Beverley

It has just been announced by 10 Downing Street that the successor to Bishop Martyn Jarrett as Bishop of Beverley (i.e. the Provincial Episcopal Visitor "PEV" or "flying bishop" for the North) is to be Canon Glyn Webster, presently Acting Dean of York and Canon Chancellor and Canon Residentiary of York Minster. The Announcement can be read HERE

In welcoming the news on behalf of Forward in Faith, its Chairman, the Rt Rev'd Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Ebbsfleet, said: 

"I am delighted to welcome the appointment of Canon Glyn Webster as Bishop of Beverley. Canon Webster is a wise and faithful catholic priest and pastor. As Canon Chancellor of York Minster he has been at the heart of the life of the Church of England in the Northern Province, while his long experience as a member of the General Synod, and especially as Prolocutor for Convocation of York and a member of the Archbishops’ Council, means that he is well placed to continue to make a significant contribution to the Church at national level." 

 Bishop Jonathan added: "All those who look to the See of Beverley for pastoral and sacramental care can rejoice that they have a worthy successor to Bishop Martyn to serve and to lead them as their new bishop. Catholics in the North can look forward with confidence to a further period of growth and renewal. I look forward greatly to Canon Webster’s episcopal ordination and to working with him for many years to come."


Paddy said...

Deo Gratias

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