Bishop announces retirement

The Bishop of Liverpool has announced his retirement.

Service to celebrate the Bishop of Liverpool's career

Bishop James Jones set to retire in August Credit: Press Assocation

A ceremony will be held today to celebrate the work of the Bishop of Liverpool ahead of his retirement.

Bishop James, who chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel, will leave his post next month on his 65th birthday on August 18th.

He will continue to have a role within the Hillsborough process.

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Anglican Bishop of Liverpool to retire

Bishop James Jones
Bishop James Jones set to retire in August Credit: Press Association

The Bishop of Liverpool has announced his retirement.

The Right Reverend James Jones will step down in August on his 65th birthday.

He chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel which exposed the full truth of the football tragedy.

The Bishop of Warrington will step into his role until a permanent appointment is made.