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Farewell service for Bishop of Durham before retirement

The service, attended by church and civic leaders and open to the public, took place at Durham Cathedral on Saturday (January 27) at 4.30pm.

Bishop Paul will formally retire on February 29.The Northern Echo: Farewell Service was held at Durham Cathedral this evening (SAT) for the Bishop of Durham, the Right

Reflecting on his time as Bishop, Bishop Paul said: “It has been a great privilege and honor to serve all the people of Durham Diocese for 10 years. Calling here was an unexpected, and challenging, step.

“Rosemary and I love the diversity, beauty and challenges of this diverse Diocese. It is my hope and prayer that my ministry has helped God’s church to be a blessing to our communities for the transformation of all from Tyne to the Tees and the Dales to the Sea.

“When we go away, we miss the people and the places. However we know that the Diocese is in good hands and that God will support and guide for all that lies ahead.The Northern Echo: Farewell Service was held at Durham Cathedral this evening (SAT) for the Bishop of Durham, the Right

The Farewell Service was introduced by the Dean of Durham, the Very Reverend Dr Philip Plyming.

The head of the Diocese of Durham until Bishop Paul’s successor is appointed is the Bishop of Jarrow, the Right Reverend Sarah Clark.

Bishop Sarah said: “Bishop Paul will be sorely missed throughout the Diocese, but we are very grateful for his wise and challenging strategic leadership, prayerful care and total commitment to us since coming to our Diocese in 2014.The Northern Echo: Farewell Service was held at Durham Cathedral this evening (SAT) for the Bishop of Durham, the Right


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The Northern Echo: A Farewell Service was held at Durham Cathedral tonight (SAT) for the Bishop of Durham, the

“As our Bishop, he made us grow in courage and imagination as we respond to the opportunities and challenges we encounter as we seek to be faithful disciples of Jesus. We look to the future with gratitude and hope from a strong on foundation.

“Bishop Paul is a passionate advocate for the North East, at the local and national level, promoting education, our youth and the poorest in our society, and the rights of refugees and asylum seekers who come in this country looking for a better. and safer life. He became a voice for those struggling to be heard.

“Our prayers and love are with Paul and Rosemary as they prepare to enter the next chapter of their lives and when the end of February comes around, we wish them well. I am sure God has plans and purposes for both of them as they enter their retirement together.

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