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Bishop of Grimsby announces his retirement

The Bishop of Grimsby has announced that he will retire at the end of 2012 after 12 years in the post.

It has been a wonderful 12 years during which I have learned much and I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside the priests and people in the north of the Diocese.

There have been many challenges and opportunities along the way and it has been a rewarding and often exciting journey.

I feel that it is now time to move on and discover how my particular experience and energy might be used to serve God and God's mission in the world in new ways."

– Rt Revd David Rossdale