Farewell service to Bishop of Tewkesbury at Gloucester Cathedral
A SPECIAL service will be held at Gloucester Cathedral this afternoon to mark the retirement of the Bishop of Tewkesbury.
The Rt Rev John Went, the Bishop of Tewkesbury, had announced in November last year that he would be retiring from his role as Suffragan Bishop in March.
Bishop John and his wife Rosemary have been in the Diocese of Gloucester for 17 years.
The service will be held at 4.30pm today at Gloucester Cathedral.
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Bishop John said: "As Rosemary and I approach 17 years in the Diocese of Gloucester we look back with great joy on our time in this wonderful part of the world.
"We shall both miss the busy and richly varied life of a bishop, but after 17 years look forward to a fresh challenge and fresh opportunities.
"We give thanks to God for these very special and fulfilling years in mission and ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester."