The Right Revd Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham and Archbishop of Canterbury Elect has said farewell to the Durham Diocese with a message of hope for the people he is leaving behind.
Bishop Justin attended a service of farewell, thanks and celebration at Durham Cathedral in what was his last public appearance in the diocese before he becomes Archbishop of Canterbury on February 4th.
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