Tewkesbury bishop ordained at Westminster Cathedral
THE new Bishop of Tewkesbury has revealed he was almost overcome with emotion at a ceremony to formally confirm his appointment.
The Right Reverend Martyn Snow was ordained and consecrated into the role at a eucharist in Westminster Abbey attended by more than 1,000 people.
It was led by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby.
Afterwards, the bishop said the experience was wonderful but a bit overwhelming.
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“The service was an extremely moving time for me and I feel privileged to be able to serve the Diocese of Gloucester in my new ministry,” he said.
Before the service he took the Oath of Allegiance to The Queen’s Majesty and the Oath of Due Obedience to the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Jerusalem Chamber, part of the abbey’s deanery.
During the declaration, the archbishop said: “Bishops are called to serve and care for the flock of Christ.
“Mindful of the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life for his sheep, they are to love and pray for those committed to their charge, knowing their people and being known to them.”
There will be a service of welcome for the new bishop at Gloucester Cathedral on October 12, at 4.30pm, which the public are invited to attend.
At 45, the former Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham has become the youngest bishop in the Church of England.