Bishop looks forward to working with new Archbishop

by Michael Ford last modified 09 Nov, 2012 12:59 PM

The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, today welcomed the news that the Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, is to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bishop Holtam pledged the prayerful support of his whole Diocese following today’s announcement from 10 Downing Street: “I welcome the appointment of Justin Welby to the See of Canterbury and look forward to working with him and supporting him in that role.

He added: “The Diocese of Salisbury will be praying for him and his family as he prepares to take up this very significant commitment.”

The Bishop added that the parishes in his Diocese would also be praying for Archbishop Rowan Williams as he presides over his last meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England in a few days time.

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The Bishop of Salisbury
The Announcement of the new Archbishop

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01722 438651, 07500 836989, michael.ford@salisbury.anglican.org 

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