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Promotion for Norfolk cleric

The Venerable Jan McFarlane Credit: Diocese of Norwich

The Archdeacon of Norwich, the Venerable Jan McFarlane, is to become the next Suffragan Bishop of Repton.

The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, said, “Jan is greatly loved and much admired in the Diocese of Norwich. She has been a fine communicator of the Christian faith in the local and regional media, and an archdeacon who has won the confidence and affection of lay people alike. We will miss her enormously in this diocese but we are thrilled that she has been called to be a bishop in God’s church.”

She will be consecrated as a bishop by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Wednesday 29 June and is due to begin her ministry in Derbyshire later in the summer.


Bishop's new appointment

Bishop Nigel and his wife Carolyne

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich has been appointed to a new role in London.

The Right Reverend Nigel Stock has been asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury to become Bishop at Lambeth, part of Archbishop Justin Welby’s senior team based in London.

He will take up his new post in October.