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Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York announced

by Kelly Valencia
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Church of England

Rt Revd David Urquhart has been announced as the new bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Bishop David will take over from Bishop Emma Ineson following her appointment as the Bishop of Kensington.

In his new role, the 70-year-old will support the archbishops and liaising with the House and College of Bishops, as well as alongside National Church Institutions and Diocesan colleagues.

Ordained in York Minster in 1984, Bishop David served in parishes in Hull and Coventry before becoming Bishop of Birkenhead in 2000 and Bishop of Birmingham in 2006.

He became the Convenor of the Lords Spiritual in May 2015.

Bishop David said: "I am looking forward to supporting the ministry of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and to sharing with them the pastoral and practical needs and opportunities of our episcopal colleagues across the Church of England".

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell said: “We are delighted to welcome Bishop David to this important role. We know he will bring his considerable wisdom, humour and humility to the role, as well as his wealth of experience as a bishop and leader in the Church and the national life.”

Bishop David will start the role on 6th February.

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