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The Very Reverend Dr Vivienne Faull Dean of York to become 57th Bishop of Bristol

15 May, 2018

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Statement from The Very Reverend Dr Vivienne Faull Dean of York on her appointment as the 57th Bishop of Bristol

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of the Very Reverend Dr Vivienne Frances Faull, Dean of York in the diocese of York, as the 57th Bishop of Bristol. She will be consecrated on 3 July in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Commenting on her appointment, Viv Faull said:

“The invitation to become Bishop of Bristol is a delight to me: the Diocese of Bristol is pioneering. It was the first to ordain women as priests and it is investing in several ambitious projects around the diocese as it grows in confidence.

“The main tasks for the new Bishop are to broaden the outreach of the church and to link with wider civil society in Bristol, Swindon and (as they say in the Diocese) along the M4 corridor.

“But alongside the delight there is the sadness of leaving the Minster and York, and in particular the volunteers, worshippers and staff.

“It has been wonderful to lead this great community in inviting everyone to discover God’s love.”

Click here to download the full press release from number 10 Downing Street

Click here to download the press release from Diocese of Bristol, including a statement from The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

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