A new bishop of Colchester been been appointed by the Church of England.
The Venerable Roger Morris is currently the Archdeacon of Worcester and will be ordained as a bishop at St Paul's Cathedral on 25 July.
Roger Morris, who trained for the ministry at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, will then be Installed and welcomed at Chelmsford Cathedral in September.
The Colchester area has 190 parishes and 234 churches covering Witham, Harwich, Braintree, Saffron Walden and Stansted.
Women priests 20 years on
In July, the Church of England's General Synod will again be debating the controversial issue of women bishops.
20 years ago,the church was dealing with another sensitive issue - this time the ordination of women priests.
It was a major breakthrough at the time.
Click below to see a report from MalcolmRobertson who’s been to meet some of those among the first to be installed.
The new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia - the Right Reverend Alan Hopes - is to be installed today.
The ceremony will take place at the Cathedral of John the Baptist in Norwich. He'll be the fourth Bishop of East Anglia. after succeeding Bishop Michael Evans who died two years ago.
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.
A new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia has been announced.
69-year-old Bishop Alan Hopes was a former Anglican priest, before converting to Catholicism in 1994.
His predecessor Bishop Michael Evans was hugely popular. He died two years ago aged just 59 after a long battle with cancer.
Bishop Alan Hopes will be installed as the 4th Bishop of East Anglia in a special mass on 16 July in front of a congregation of 2,000 people.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray:
The new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia Alan Hopes says he's nervous, surprised and delighted.
He said: "May I say how nervous I am. I have never been put in this position before! I never expected the post and it came as a great surprise.
"However, I am really delighted."
Nearly two years after the death of the previous incumbent, the Roman Catholic church has appointed a new Bishop of East Anglia.
Alan Hopes replaces Bishop Michael Evans who died in July 2011. Bishop Alan was an Auxillary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster.
The new bishop will be installed at St John's Cathedral in Norwich on 16 July.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia covers Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire including Peterborough.
The pair of Peregrine falcons nesting at Norwich Cathedral have laid a fourth egg. The birds of prey can be seen on a special webcam.
The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, has had surgery for a burst appendix.
The bishop, who is 55, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on Saturday and is expected to remain there for a few days.
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