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Rob Munro named as subsequent Bishop of Ebbsfleet


The Rev Dr Rob Munro has been named as the following Bishop of Ebbsfleet.(Photo: Church of England/Sam Frawley)

Rob Munro has been introduced immediately by Downing Street as the following Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

He succeeds the just lately retired Bishop of Maidstone, Rod Thomas, and can take over the function of offering episcopal oversight to complementarian evangelical parishes throughout the Church of England that can’t settle for ladies as clergymen or bishops. 

The father-of-three has been Rector of Cheadle, in Cheshire, for the final 19 years. 

He mentioned: “Serving Jesus Christ as part of his Church has been the best privilege of my life, and sharing the life-transforming excellent news of Jesus has been a deep private ardour and is an pressing precedence for the Church.

“My prayer is to see the church buildings I’m known as to serve higher contribute to the broader range of the Church, to extra deeply categorical a sacrificial compassion in serving their native communities, and to construct on the nationwide Church of England imaginative and prescient to be easier, humbler and bolder in a Church centred and formed by Jesus Christ.

“The Church faces many challenges over the following few years, but it surely has a message that may be a supply of much-needed hope and pleasure. My hope is to assist all who’re known as to convey that excellent news, to be excellent news as nicely!”

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who launched the brand new bishop at a press convention at All Souls Church in London, mentioned: “I warmly welcome Rob’s appointment to this essential function, and I’m significantly happy that the announcement comes right here in London, the place his journey started.

“I wish to take the chance to specific my honest gratitude to Bishop Rod Thomas for his help, our partnership, and our shared dedication to mutual flourishing, which I now look ahead to constructing on with Rob.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, mentioned: “I wish to congratulate Rob on his appointment and welcome him to this essential nationwide function within the lifetime of the Church.

“I do know that Rob is a dedicated pastor with a coronary heart for mission and reaching folks with the excellent news of Jesus Christ.

“He has, for a few years, been deeply concerned within the lifetime of the Church each domestically and nationally. I do know that he’ll construct on foundations laid by Bishop Rod Thomas, and will likely be dedicated to working nicely with all.

“I will likely be praying for Rob and his household as he solutions God’s name to this new stage of his ministry, and for all these throughout the nation whom he’ll serve.”

The title of Bishop of Maidstone was modified to Bishop of Ebbsfleet after Bishop Thomas’ retirement in October.

The earlier Bishop of Ebbsfleet ministered to conventional catholic parishes however this function was moved to develop into that of the Bishop of Oswestry within the Diocese of Lichfield.



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