We were delighted to hear this week of the appointment of the Rt Revd Peter Hancock, Bishop of Basingstoke in the Winchester Diocese, as Diocesan Bishop of Bath and Wells. He has said “I am delighted to be coming to Bath and Wells; it’s a wonderful part of the country. It will be a great privilege to meet all who live and work here in Somerset, to hear people’s stories and to discover all that God is doing in their lives. The mission of the Diocese is ‘Changing Lives, Changing Churches for Changing Communities’. The good news of Jesus is life-changing and I look forward to seeing the lives of individuals and communities continuing to be transformed by his grace and his love.”
We hope he will visit us soon and we pray for Peter and his family as they prepare to move.
No date has been set for the consecration but the summer of 2014 is most likely.